Maricopa Community Colleges  AAA150AC   19956-19975 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 06/27/95
AAA150AC 19956-19975 LEC 1 Credit(s) 1 Period(s)
Success Orientation Seminar: Assessing Career Options
Focus on steps necessary to clarify career decision-making. Emphasis on critical thinking process and skills model for career planning. May be taken as credit/no credit option. Prerequisites: None.
Cross-References: CPD150AC
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
AAA150AC   19956-19975 Success Orientation Seminar: Assessing Career Options
1. List factors that lead to job satisfaction. (I)
2. Identify the behaviors, through a critical-thinking model, related to career choice. (II)
3. List personal values related to making career choices. (III)
4. Identify, assess, and use occupational information available at the college. (IV)
5. Describe the purpose, use, and results of using the computer generated career information system known as the Guidance Information System (GIS). (IV)
6. List sources outside the college available for career information. (IV)
7. Identify career choice elements compatible with internal satisfaction. (V)
8. Identify external determinants affecting career choice and satisfaction. (VI)
9. List the purpose and value of courses required under General Education areas of degree programs as related to career implementation. (VII)
10. State career areas as potential personal career options. (VIII)
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AAA150AC   19956-19975 Success Orientation Seminar: Assessing Career Options
    I. Job Satisfaction Factors
        A. History of career choice process
        B. Concept of work
        C. Factors determining success
          1. Aspects of world of work
          2. Career differences
          3. Knowledge of careers
          4. Value research
          5. Attitudes
          6. Aptitudes
      II. Critical-Thinking Model
          A. Model presentation
          B. Model use in career-choice process
        III. Career-Choice Personal Values
            A. Life/work values
            B. Interest/skills
            C. Value clarification
            D. Personal inventory
            E. Vocational history
          IV. Occupational Information
              A. Career Center
              B. Library
              C. GIS (Guidance Information System)
              D. Off-campus sources
            V. Career Choice Elements
                A. "Self-now" and "self-future" activities
                B. Lifeline
                C. Career investigation
                D. Values clarification
                E. Myers-Briggs Inventory (MBTI)
              VI. External Determinants
                  A. Career stereotypes
                  B. Media
                  C. Changing career/employment areas
                VII. General Education Courses
                    A. Career information
                    B. Personal goal enhancement
                  VIII. Guided Imagery
                      A. Development
                      B. Practice
                      C. Assessment
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