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Freshman Foundations Expectations and Supplies

The purpose of this course is to develop career planning competencies, enabling students to make informed career choices and develop the skills needed to successfully plan and apply for college or a job.

Our classwork will include, but not be limited to, the following:
  • goal-setting and decision-making processes
  • self-assessment
  • sources of career information
  • occupational fields and educational requirements -postsecondary education and training opportunities -writing, listening, viewing, and speaking skills for applications and interviews
  • financial planning and sources of educational financial assistance
  • career and life planning

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
  1. Identify and demonstrate use of the steps of systematic goal-setting and decision-making processes.
  2. Demonstrate use of techniques for self-assessment (e.g., inventories, journals, surveys, interviews) to determine personal career interests and capabilities.
  3. Demonstrate use of strategies for identifying personal strengths and weaknesses and making improvements.
  4. Demonstrate use of career resources to identify preferred occupational fields, career opportunities within each field, employment prospects, and education or training requirements.
  5. Demonstrate appropriate writing, listening, viewing, and speaking skills needed to successfully apply for postsecondary education or work (e.g., writing a letter of application, résumé, or essay; compiling a portfolio; filling out an application; participating in an interview).
  6. Understand the importance of financial planning and demonstrate knowledge of varied types and sources of financial aid to obtain assistance for postsecondary education.
  7. Develop a personal education and career plan
Supplies needed:
These are YOUR items, not a donation to class. You will keep your binder and the filler paper in class the rest of the items you should bring every day to be prepared for ALL your classes.
  • Pencils
  • 1-inch binder (to keep in class)
  • College rule filler paper (to keep in your binder)
  • Glue sticks
  • Color pencils (not markers)
  • Highlighter
  • Scissors
  • Handheld pencil sharpener for color pencils