STUDENT DEVELOPMENT COURSES

ST DV 100 - COLLEGE ORIENTATION
1.0 Units
Student Development 100 is an introductory college orientation course for newly enrolled and matriculated students. The course covers the following topics: college academic regulations, four-year schools’ requirements for transfer, AA degree requirements, Certificate programs’ requirements, college services and specialized student support services. At the conclusion of the course, the student is able to produce a Student Educational Plan.
 Lecture 0.5-2 hours. 
Recommended Preparation
: Eligibility for English 187 or ESL 123. 
Note
This course may be taken 2 times; a maximum of 2 units may be earned. This course is offered only as Credit/No Credit. 

ST DV 101 - FRESHMAN SEMINAR
1.0 Unit
Student Development 101 is dedicated to ensuring students' college success and motivating their journey toward lifelong learning.  The seminar will enable students to develop their own plan for personal, academic and career success through self-evaluation, application of specific techniques, and classroom activities.  These activities will help students acquire effective study strategies, increase critical and creative thinking skills, establish short-term and long-term goals, and learn to manage time more efficiently.  Students will learn about the many campus resources available to them.  This is a course about making choices, especially those about setting and meeting personal, academic and career goals. Lecture 1 hour. 
Prerequisite
: None. 
Note
: This course is offered only as Credit/No Credit.
 

ST DV 103 - COLLEGE ORIENTATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
1.0 Unit
Student Development 103 is an introduction to customs unique to the American culture, prevalent American attitudes, United States immigration regulations affecting international students, and general principles for living and studying in the United States of America. Additionally, the course covers college academic regulations, requirements for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, college services, and specialized student support services. At the conclusion of the course, the student is able to produce a Student Educational Plan. Lecture 1-3 hours. 
Prerequisite
: None. 
Note
: Student Development 103 is designed specifically for newly enrolled international (F-1 visa) students. Placement is based upon TOEFL results and/or previous college experience. This course is offered only as Credit/No Credit. 

ST DV 105 - COLLEGE  SUCCESS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
1.0 Unit
Student Development 105 assists students with  disabilities realize their greatest potential for success in college and in life by discovering self motivation, mastering effective self management strategies, developing mutually supportive relationship, and by changing self defeating patterns and limiting beliefs. Lecture 1 hour. 
Recommended Preparation:
 English 189 or ESL 133. 
Note:
 The course is specially designed for students who meet Title V eligibility requirements for Disabled Student Programs and Services. This course is offered only as Credit/No Credit.

ST DV 125 - CAREER PLANNING
1.0 Unit
Student Development 125 is a course that helps students choose a career goal by assessing and analyzing personal values, aptitudes, skills, interests, and traits and relating them to career areas. Decision-making strategies are taught and a tentative career plan is developed. Lecture 1 hour. 
Prerequisite
: None. 
Note
: This course may be taken 2 times; a maximum of 2 units may be earned. This course is offered only as Credit/No Credit. 

ST DV 126 - JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES
1.0 Unit
Student Development 126 is a course designed to teach methods in job search skills. Students learn how to prepare a job resume and cover letter, how to prepare for a job interview, and how to locate sources of job leads. Lecture 1 hour. 
Prerequisite
: None. 
Note
: This course may be taken 2 times; a maximum of 2 units may be earned. This course is offered only as Credit/No Credit. 

ST DV 127 - MAJOR EXPLORATION
0.5 Unit
Student Development 127 is a course designed to help students identify majors they might be interested in pursuing. Emphasis is placed on introducing students to the required education and training needed for a particular major. Students analyze factors such as interests, values, and skills that influence their choice of a major. Lecture 0.5 hour. 
Prerequisite
: None. This course is offered only as Credit/No Credit. 

ST DV 128 - VOCATIONAL PLANNING FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
1.0-2.0 Units
Student Development 128 is a course designed to assist students with disabilities learn about themselves, design a vocational plan, and apply decision-making skills to the world of work. Students will explore career goals by assessing and analyzing values, aptitudes, skills, and interests, and relate them to a career  and to their specific disabilities. Lecture 1-2 hours. 
Prerequisite
: None. 
Note
: Allows only 1 unit of credit for students who have completed Student Development 126. This course is offered only as Credit/No Credit.

ST DV 129 TEXT-TO-SPEECH SOFTWARE USE FOR READING & WRITING ASSISTANCE
1.0 Unit
NON-DEGREE APPLICABLE ST DV 129 provides instruction in effective use of text-to-speech software. Students with disabilities will learn how to use this program as an assistive device for improving skills in reading, study skills, vocabulary development, prewriting, and editing for correct spelling and word usage. Note: This course is offered as Pass/No Pass only.
Lecture 1 hour.
Prerequisite: None.

ST DV 141 - IMPROVING COLLEGE PERFORMANCE AND STUDY SKILLS
1.0 Unit
Student Development 141 is an introduction to study skills methods, academic support services, and student's academic assessment. It is designed to present practical study techniques, including note-taking skills, preparing for and taking examinations, increasing time management skills, improving memory skills, learning to deal  with stress more effectively, and gaining motivation for success.  
Prerequisite
: None. 
Note
: This course is offered only as Credit/No Credit and may be taken 2 times; a maximum of  2 units may be earned. 

ST DV 143 - STUDY SKILLS LAB
0.5-2.0 Units
NON-DEGREE APPLICABLE

Student Development 143 is a laboratory course designed to meet the individualized needs of students with disabilities. Specialized tutoring is offered to assist students in developing compensatory strategies necessary for success in mainstream classes and daily living. Laboratory 1.5-6 hours. 
Prerequisite
: None. This course is offered only as Credit/No Credit.
 

ST DV 145 - ACADEMIC AND LIFE SUCCESS
3.0 Units
Student Development 145 is a survey course designed to increase academic and life success throughout the life span. Students develop their own academic and life success plans through both cognitive and affective techniques and knowledge. Students learn and apply learning theories and problem-solving skills in areas such as: self-motivation and discipline, memory development, time management, study skills and techniques, personal management skills, theories of personality, values and interests, self-esteem, and life transitions and changes. Lecture 3 hours. 
Prerequisite
: None.
Transfer credit: CSU
 

ST DV 146 - EFFECTIVE STUDY TECHNIQUES
1.0 Unit
NON-DEGREE APPLICABLE
Student Development 146 is a lecture course designed to familiarize students with disabilities with memory techniques, test preparation strategies, time management, and note-taking skills. This course helps students develop critical thinking skills as well as compensatory strategies. Lecture 3 hours. 
Prerequisite
: None.

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