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In this eight-week course, students examine projected employment trends of the 21st century, predict the effect of these trends on their own careers, identify reliable sources of occupational and job information and use these sources to design personal career goals and a job-advancement, job-search, or career-change plan. Issues such as career definition in the 21st century and the importance of developing new skills for a changing environment will be addressed. Course learning activities include reading, Internet searching, manipulation and use of web-based occupational databases and interests/skills/work values inventories, web-based discussion and three different types of writing: web-based discussions, papers on occupational and job research and personal career plans and portfolios. The course is appropriate for students of any age or previous career preparation, whether they are beginning to investigate career choice or job advancement options, finalizing career change plans, or selecting new careers after retirement from other work.
Notes: students may enroll once in this course, either for two lower-level credits or for two upper-level credits. CDL students may use this course as part of their Educational Planning credit.
Students planning to use financial aid: Students taking courses that are shorter than the standard term (at least 15 weeks in length) may have their federal loans reduced and/or state aid reduced or cancelled. Please visit our Web site at www.esc.edu/FinancialServices for more information.
This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.
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Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Spring 2. Summer. Fall 1.
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