Student Development (SDC)
This course is designed to introduce new students to college in order to facilitate a successful college experience. Students will discover campus resources and support services available to them. Students will be introduced to career and life planning, study strategies, coping skills (i.e., stress management, interpersonal relationships), team projects, activities aimed at self discovery, and issues that impact college campuses and our global society that are important to the development of the modern college student. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours).
Students will review various physiological and psychological approaches to stress with an emphasis on creating an awareness of how to change and manage their responses to stressful situations. Options and appropriate exercises for coping with anxiety will be presented. Topics will include time management, cognitive restructuring, health, wellness and relaxation training. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours).
Increases knowledge, personal awareness, and self-efficacy related to the transfer process after completion of a two year degree. Provides information, decision-making tools, transition skills, and support to navigate the transfer process, and concluding with an individualized transfer plan to ensure successful matriculation to a four-year institution. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours).
Students will become more knowledgeable about themselves and career options. Self-assessments and vocational inventories measuring interests, work values, skills and abilities will be administered to students. Students will learn how to research careers, career alternatives and employment trends. Topics will include goal setting, decision-making and employability skills. Students will complete a personal career plan at the conclusion of the course. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours).
This course is designed to prepare students for the world of work. Students will be introduced to self and career assessment, employability skills (i.e., the application process, resume writing, interviewing, and follow-ups), and the job market and job search strategies. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours).
Provides knowledge and skills instruction in helping skills, training group facilitator skills, career development theories and techniques, formal and informal career assessments, ethics, cultural competence, career information, and technological resources for the career services provider. Covers the first half of the Facilitating Career Development curriculum of the National Career Development Association. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).
Provides knowledge and skills instruction in employability skills and job search coaching for the career services provider, as well as: program planning and evaluation, consultation and supervision, promotion and public relations, history and development of the workforce system and career development profession, business services, and providing services to populations with special needs (people with disabilities, justice-involved, school-aged youth). Discusses next steps in professional development: preparation for certification, education pathways, professional associations, and continuing education. Covers the second half of the Facilitating Career Development curriculum of the National Career Development Association. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).
Provides supervised workplace learning experiences in career facilitation, in a college/university, school, or community agency setting, applying knowledge and skills gained from the Facilitating Career Development curriculum. Practicum: 1 credit hour (60-90 contact hours).
Teaches the knowledge and skills required of life coaches, including coaching structure and process, deep listening, powerful questioning, creating awareness, forwarding the action, deepening the learning, and managing progress and accountability. The Co-Active Coaching approach is taught in this course. Includes peer coaching practice and three observed coaching sessions with feedback, so that students develop their coaching skills and demonstrate mastery of the International Coach Federation (ICF) Core Competencies at the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) level of competency. Includes instruction in the ICF Code of Ethics with situational examples. Prepares students to pursue the ACC credential with the ICF; the application for this credential has additional requirements. Pre-Requisite: College-level reading and writing skills as determined by the KCTCS Assessment and Placement Policy, or completion of transitional reading and English course(s) as placed. Lecture 3 credits (45 contact hours).
Provides applied experience in life coaching, in a college/university, school, community agency, or other relevant setting, or in self-employment as a solopreneur, applying knowledge and skills gained from SDC 160. Students will conduct coaching that meets the current experience requirements of the International Coach Federation (ICF) for the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential, and maintain a log of these contacts using the ICF Coaching Log: a minimum of 100 hours of coaching experience with at least eight clients following the start of SDC 160. Two observed coaching sessions with instructor feedback (including at least one written feedback report) are also a part of the course, to ensure continued development of coaching skills. Course includes seven group mentoring hours and three individual mentoring hours focused on the ICF Core Competencies. Pre-Requisite: SDC 160 with a C or higher. Lecture 1 credit (90 contact hours).