Maricopa Community Colleges  AAA150AB   19956-19975 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 06/27/95
AAA150AB 19956-19975 LEC 1 Credit(s) 1 Period(s)
Success Orientation Seminar: College Coping Skills
Focus on improving academic ability through the use of effective behavioral strategies including college resources, goal setting and time management, personal learning style application, networking practices, effective communication patterns, and confidence building program. May be taken as credit/no credit option. Prerequisites: None.
Cross-References: CPD150AB
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
AAA150AB   19956-19975 Success Orientation Seminar: College Coping Skills
1. Describe and locate all college resources supportive to academic learning. (I)
2. Describe an activity and outcome demonstrating a self-empowerment approach to successful academic behavior. (II)
3. Identify a long-range educational goal and supporting objectives. (III)
4. Utilize a networking plan. (IV)
5. Describe a needed behavior change and an appropriate change pattern. (V)
6. Develop a strategy to handle teacher-learner problems. (VI)
7. Model a preferred stress reduction imagery process applicable to learning processes. (VII)
8. Identify preferred learning style components and describe how they apply to learning strategies. (VIII)
9. Write intention and discovery statements. (IX)
10. List tips for good listening. (X)
11. List ways to block communication with patterns for change. (XI)
12. State ways to deal constructively with criticism. (XII)
13. Describe the "Make It Meaningful" concept. (XIII)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
AAA150AB   19956-19975 Success Orientation Seminar: College Coping Skills
    I. College Resources
        A. Learning Center
        B. Counseling Center
        C. Library
        D. Fitness Center
        E. Student Services
        F. Other
      II. Self-Empowerment Approach
          A. "You Create It All" exercise
          B. Networking strategy
          C. Time management
          D. Goal-setting plan
        III. Educational Goals
            A. Long-range
            B. Supporting objectives
          IV. Networking Plans
              A. Goal setting
              B. Support person(s)
            V. Behavior Change and Change Patterns
                A. Ineffective behavior
                B. Change description
              VI. Teacher-Learner Problems
                  A. Identification
                  B. Solution strategy
                  C. Dyads
                VII. Stress Reduction Imagery Processes
                    A. Imagery rehearsal
                    B. Handling stress
                  VIII. Learning Style Components
                      A. Cognitive Style Map (CSM)
                      B. CSM interpretation
                      C. Learning strategies
                    IX. Intention and Discovery Statements
                        A. Self-discovery
                        B. Change implementation
                      X. Good Listening Tips
                        XI. Communication Patterns
                            A. Communication style
                            B. Social style
                            C. Persuading
                            D. Exploring
                            E. Understanding
                          XII. Dealing with Criticism
                              A. Identification
                              B. Strategies
                            XIII. "Make It Meaningful" Concept
                                A. Development
                                B. Assessment
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