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All students enrolled in an associate degree, diploma or certificate program must complete an orientation (SDV) course during their first 15 hours of enrollment, typically their first semester in college.


SDV 100 - College Success Skills (1-3 credits)
Assists students in transition to colleges. Provides overviews of college policies, procedures, curricular offerings. Encourages contacts with other students and staff. Assists students toward college success through information regarding effective study habits, career and academic planning, and other college resources available to students. May include English and Math placement testing. Strongly recommended for beginning students. Required for graduation. Lecture 1-3 hours per week.

SDV 101 Orientation to College Success (1 credit)
Introduces students to the skills which are necessary to achieve their academic goals, to the services offered at the college and to the discipline in which they are enrolled. Covers topics such as services offered at the college including the learning resources center; counseling, and advising; listening, test taking, and study skills; and topical areas which are applicable to their particular discipline. Lecture 1-3 hour per week.

SDV 106 Preparation for Employment (1-2 credits)
Provides experience in resume writing, preparation of applications, letters of application and successfully preparing for and completing the job interview. Assists students in identifying their marketable skills and aptitudes. Develops strategies for successful employment search. Assists students in understanding effective human relations techniques and communication skills in job search. Lecture 1-2 hours per week.

SDV 108 College Survival Skills ( 1- 3 credits)
Provides an orientation to the college. Introduces study skills, career and life planning. Offers an opportunity to engage in activities aimed at self-discovery. Emphasizes development of “coping skills” such as listening, interpersonal relations, competence, and improved self-concept. Recommended for students enrolled in developmental courses. Lecture 1-3 hours per week.
Last updated: 3/7/2014 4:31:55 PM