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2022-2023 Course Catalog 
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STSC 1021 - College Success Strategies

Credits: 2
Hours/Week: Lecture 2 Lab None
Course Description: Welcome to Century College! You are making a big transition in your life by becoming a college student. This course will guide you through that transition while helping you build skills to succeed in college and life. You will explore topics such as time and stress management, study and test taking skills, college resources and technology, financial literacy, goal setting, and academic and career planning. You will have the opportunity to share your strengths and collaborate with fellow lifelong learners.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): Course placement into RDNG 0940  or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Orientation to College
    1. College culture
      1. Unwritten rules and expectations
      2. High school to college transition
      3. How to navigate large classes
      4. Working with college instructors
    2. Century resources
      1. Academic support services
      2. Student life
    3. Century Campus technology
      1. Learning management system
      2. eServices
      3. Email
    4. Connecting to diverse classroom and campus communities
      1. Intercultural dynamics
      2. Working with others
  2. Self-awareness
    1. Personal responsibility
    2. Self-advocacy
    3. Mindset
    4. Emotional intelligence
    5. Time management
    6. Motivation
    7. Stress/anxiety management
  3. Academic skills
    1. Academic expectations
    2. Note taking
    3. Test-taking strategies
    4. How memory and learning take place in the brain
    5. Evaluating the effectiveness of personal learning strategies
    6. Discipline specific skills
    7. Information literacy
  4. Future planning
    1. Academic planning
    2. Career planning
    3. Goal setting
    4. Financial literacy
      1. Financial aid
      2. Financial planning

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. describe how behaviors, patterns of thought, and actions support or inhibit achieving goals.
  2. utilize human and technical resources to maximize a comprehensive and healthy college experience.
  3. describe the role of diverse perspectives in successful collaboration to achieve academic, personal, and career goals.
  4. employ techniques to strengthen self-awareness and emotional intelligence to accomplish educational, personal, and career goals.
  5. articulate personal, career and academic plans, recognizing how finances impact and are impacted by those plans.
  6. develop and employ learning strategies in order to achieve academic, career, and personal goals, including but not limited to navigating the unwritten rules and expectations of college, and recognizing the need for information, as well as finding and evaluating information.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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