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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
2017-2018 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CRRS 1010 - Career and Life Planning

Credits: 2
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This course guides students through the lifelong career exploration and decision-making process, using various career planning strategies and resources. It includes an examination of individual strengths, personality types, interests, values, and skills. Student will explore the world of work, examine educational options, and establish specific goals. The course presents processes for determining what gives meaning to students’ lives and integrating the work role with other life roles.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): Assessment score placement in RDNG 0950  or above, or completion of RDNG 0900  with a grade of C or higher. Restriction: Cannot be taken for credit if credit has been received for CRRS 1005.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Introduction Career development theory Career decision-making as a process Decision-making styles and obstacles
  2. Life Roles Integrating work, family, and leisure Social influences toward career choice
  3. Putting It All Together Goal-setting Educational/career planning Job search, resume writing, and interviewing skills
  4. Self-awareness and career choice Identify interests, skills, values and how they relate to the work world Personal growth and change Communication skills for work and life
  5. World of Work Classifying work environments Gathering occupational information Career resources

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

  1. discuss fundamental career development concepts
  2. discuss the lifelong career decision-making process.
  3. identify interests, personality types, skills, and values that affect career choice.
  4. identify cultural and social influences that affect career choice.
  5. discuss integration of work roles with other life roles.
  6. demonstrate effective job search skills
  7. formulate an education plan
  8. formulate career goals and plan.
  9. use a variety of career resources including the GPS LifePlan.

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