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College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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LIFE 1010 - Career Development & Decision Making

Credit Hours: 3.00


Prerequisites: None

(formerly LIFE 2912)

This course is designed to help undecided students explore various career options and map their area of interest into an academic program plan of study at Macomb Community College. The course consists of three modules. In the first module, students will explore their interests, skills, and values through personal reflection and guided assessments. The second module is experiential in nature and will involve workplace visits, employer presentations, and informational interviews covering a broad range of occupations. In the final module, students will use the information they gathered through the course to choose an academic program plan.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify potential careers that are aligned with their interests, personality, skills, and values.

Objectives: The Student will:

  1. Use results from interest assessments to explore interests, personality, skills, and values.
  2. Discuss past work experiences.
  3. Collect information on occupations and employers through online research, workplace visits, in-class presentations, and informational interviews.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will choose an academic program of study at Macomb Community College that aligns with their career goals, interests, personality, skills, and values.

Objectives: The Student will:

  1. Reflect on personal characteristics and occupational information.
  2. Choose a major that matches personal characteristics and career goals.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will identify an academic plan that reflects their program of study at Macomb Community College.

Objectives: The Student will:

  1. Align personal characteristics and career goals to a Macomb Community College program of study.
  2. Identify an academic plan of study that includes a sequence of courses in a Macomb Community College program of study.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
Session and Topic:

  1. Introduction
    1. Course introduction
    2. Career and employment resources at Macomb
  2. Career Development
    1. Interests Assessment
    2. Personality Assessment
    3. Skills Exploration
    4. Values Exploration
  3. Interpretation and Reflection
    1. Small group discussion
    2. Reflective assignments for the 3 course modules
    3. One-on-one meetings with instructor/academic counselor
  4. Career Exploration and Networking
    1. Independent career research
    2. Workplace visits and discussions
    3. Employer Presenters
    4. Informational Interview
    5. Social Media Networking
  5. Introduction to Informational Interviews
    1. Networking as a career research tool
    2. Preparation for informational interviews
  6. Academic Planning
    1. College and Major exploration
    2. Identify an academic program plan of study
    3. Meet with a Macomb Community College Counselor or Academic Advisor
  7. Critical Reflection
    1. Reflection Essays
  8. Employment Research
    1. Resources and strategies
    2. Career Experience Internship Opportunities

Primary Faculty
Fortuna, Erin
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Williams-Chehmani, Angie
Dean
Pritchett, Marie



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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