The learners in this course will meet learning outcomes by completing projects that pertain to their lives. Learners will need to be willing to look at their lives and lifestyles critically and be motivated to make adjustments in order to achieve their objectives. All learners are encouraged to use a variety of methods to attain information that they are most comfortable with, depending on learning style, interests and personality. Learners will learn how and where to get the information they need to make informed decisions for the course and for their individual lives. Topics covered in class include the following: living and personal skills; time management; budgeting; investigating community resources; appreciating diversity; communication skills; identifying personal strengths, values and interests; career exploration and job search. Upon completion of the course, students will have developed their own realistic career and education plan.
Placement at the ENGL 020 reading level or higher.