Human Development Courses

HD Courses are designed to assist students explore and confirm careers goals while earning college-level credit.


HD 103 - CAREER AND LIFE PLANNING (3 credits) 

This course is designed to assist each student to become more aware of the processes of career development and decision-making and their relationship to interests, values, abilities and goals. It prepares the student to establish, change or confirm career goals through investigation and integration of the theory of the developmental process of career decision-making, self-analysis and a survey of career information. Three lecture hours per week. Course fee. 

HD 110 - SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND BEYOND (1 credit)

This course is designed to help students develop and refine skills necessary for success in college and in life. While encouraging students to take responsibility for their behavior, it provides practice in a variety of strategies that can lead students to greater academic, professional, and personal success. Students examine study skill strategies, creative and critical thinking, and personal self-management. In addition, students are encouraged to explore and change self-defeating behaviors which may diminish their ability to succeed.   

HD 111 - PERSONALIZED CAREER EXPLORATION (1 credit)

This course provides individualized assistance to students in developing skills, competencies, and knowledge essential to career exploration and decision making. Students fulfill a learning contract based on needs for self-assessment and occupational research. Minimum of five hours with instructor and twenty hours of lab and research assignments. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.  Offered Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.  Course fee.

HD 112 - JOB SEARCH TECHNIQUES (1 credit)

This course provides individualized assistance to students in developing skills, competencies and knowledge essential in securing employment.  Students learn the use of technology in job searching, the writing of effective resumes and cover letters, and the communication skills necessary for interviewing.

HD 271 -Cooperative Education

Student gains work experience in a setting related to their field of interest (1-4 credits/4-16 hours per week at the placement site. Prerequisites vary depending on the program's requirements).


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