Aug 19, 2022  

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ABS 200W - Career Decision Making

Credits: 1
Develops student ability to make career choices by focusing on the steps in the career decision making process (Self Awareness, Career Awareness, Decision Making, and Creating a Plan). Investigates personal values, skills, interests and abilities and explores a variety of careers using campus resources. Assists in matching personal characteristics with careers and creating a plan of action to accomplish short- and long-range career goals while working in a cooperative, respectful group atmosphere. Encourages writing, as a reflective practice, to enhance learning. Credit may be earned in ABS 103 or ABS 200W but not both.

Prerequisite(s): READING LEVEL 2 or WRITING LEVEL 2
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 15 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal skills necessary for both class and workplace effectiveness.
    1. Demonstrate respect for peers/colleagues by m aintaining confidentiality, listening actively, and accepting the rights of others to express diverse opinions.
    2. Participate actively in class activities.
  2. Engage in activities designed to build self-awareness as the first step in developing a successful career plan.
    1. Discuss the components of self-awareness including self-esteem, assertiveness, values, skills and abilities, interests, and personality characteristics.
    2. Explore the above components using Holland's Codes and some form of Myers-Briggs Personality Indicator.
    3. Explore the above components using Sigi 3, Eureka, MOIS, and/or various other similar tools.
    4. Apply this understanding and knowledge of self-awareness to the career decision-making process.
  3. Build career-awareness and exploration as the second step in developing a successful career plan.
    1. Use campus career resources to broaden career awareness.
    2. Use Career Center resources such as Sigi 3, MOIS, Eureka, and/or other relevant sources to explore career awareness.
    3. Use the “Dictionary of Occupational Titles,” the “Occupational Outlook Handbook,” and other relevant resources to explore career awareness.
    4. Identify and interview someone employed in a field of interest.
    5. Present an oral and written report summarizing and analyzing the interview.
  4. Apply information learned during self-awareness and career exploration to making a decision as the third step in developing a career plan.
    1. Analyze and integrate the knowledge of self- and career-awareness explorations to match personal characteristics with careers.
    2. Discuss and apply steps in the decision-making process to prepare a plan of action.
  5. Develop a comprehensive career plan.

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