Maricopa Community Colleges  CPD104   19952-20012 
Official Course Description:   MCCCD Approval:  10/25/94
CPD104      19952-20012 LEC 3 Credit(s) 3 Period(s)
Career and Personal Development
An overview of the process of career/life planning through self-awareness and understanding. Focus on specific skill development such as dealing with change, decision making, goal setting and understanding lifestyles. Provides opportunity to evaluate interests, skills and values. Emphasis on the development of a comprehensive career search process which includes current occupational information, specific tools for researching the job market and acquiring employment. Prerequisites: None.
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
CPD104   19952-20012 Career and Personal Development
1. Describe the process of career and life planning. (I)
2. Define and evaluate choices and resources for dealing with change. (IV)
3. Identify specific personal skills and relate these skills to occupations. (V)
4. Identify and translate interests and abilities to occupations. (V)
5. Identify personal values and value conflicts as related to career decision-making. (III)
6. Identify obstacles to decision-making and resources for overcoming these obstacles. (IV)
7. Identify systems for occupational grouping. (VI)
8. Identify and use different sources of occupational information. (VI)
9. Establish long range goals for personal and career development. (IV)
10. Identify stages of adult development and describe their influence on lifestyle. (II)
11. Define and assess individual beliefs and motivations about work.
12. Identify environmental factors and trends which influence career and/or job choices. (VI)
13. Identify and utilize a variety of effective job search methods. (VII)
14. Design and compose appropriate resumes. (VII)
15. Demonstrate effective job interviewing skills. (VII)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
CPD104   19952-20012 Career and Personal Development
    I. Defining Terms
        A. Career planning
        B. Life planning
      II. Adult Development
          A. Stages
          B. Life styles
        III. Beliefs and Values
            A. Personal
            B. Career
          IV. Choices
              A. Change
              B. Decision-making skills
              C. Goal setting
            V. Personal Inventory and Assessment
                A. Needs
                B. Interests
                C. Abilities
                D. Skills
              VI. Occupational Information
                  A. Resources
                  B. Theories
                  C. Environmental factors
                VII. Job Search Methods
                    A. Networking and research
                    B. Resume
                    C. Interviewing skills
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