Introduces students to tools, strategies, and resources designed to help build stronger academic foundations and make informed choices that will lead to college success. Students will plan their academic path, improve their study habits, and connect to campus and online resources to enhance their educational experience and achieve their goals.
Introduces the career planning process, focusing on students' individualized career planning needs, decision-making, and goal setting. The course utilizes varied resources and tools that support personal and career assessment and exploration.
Develops key strategies to help students find satisfying work. Students will learn how to connect their employment objectives to their education and work experience. Topics include resume writing, interviewing, job search skills, and workplace basics.
Designed for first-year students. Engages students in a compelling real-world topic through which they will gain competence in the areas of critical thinking and interculturalism. Students will refine and enhance skills needed for academic and professional success, utilize campus support systems and academic technology, create an academic plan, and participate in college activities or co-curricular events. Students who have completed more than 30 credits should speak with an advisor before enrolling in ACCE 112. Students cannot receive credit for both ACCE 112 and HONR 101.
Develops critical methods needed to make a satisfying career decision based on research and goal setting strategies that lead to personal and professional success. Students will acquire the skills needed to make informed choices abut their education and career. Students will evaluate their strengths, values, interests, and personality in order to identify possible career options. Students will learn techniques for researching career options and making decisions about their future while creating a learning/career portfolio upon which they can build throughout their college career.
Examines leadership through an analysis of various leadership qualities and styles in the fields of business, government, the law, and the military. By utilizing a wide variety of sources, including readings, films, and experiential exercises, students will explore the concept of leadership as well as developing/improving their own leadership skills.
Introduces students to tools, strategies, and resources that improve study skills and connect students to campus. Students will build an academic plan and engage in STEM career explorations. This course may include off-campus learning opportunities that occur outside of regular course hours.
Builds on concepts from STEM Seminar 1. Students will develop information literacy and explore current research in their proposed field. Students are connected to technology training, practice scholarly presentations, and explore transfer institutions. This course may include off-campus learning opportunities that occur outside of regular course hours.
Develop cultural competency through short-term study abroad using a 'learn, travel, teach' model. The pre-trip component will introduce the concept of cultural competency, elements of culture, and an overview of the destination country's/ies' culture(s). During the study abroad portion, daily journaling or blogging will record and analyze the travel experience. Post-trip, a multimedia cultural competency project will be completed with faculty supervision and presented to an audience. Students who successfully complete all course requirements will be awarded a Global Scholar Certificate.
Builds on concepts from STEM Seminar 2. Introduces experimental design. Students will create a resume or curriculum vitae, solicit letters or reference, explore internships, and apply to transfer institutions or explore career opportunities. Students will participate in guided mentoring of first year STEM students. This course may include off-campus learning opportunities that occur outside of regular course hours.
Builds on concepts from STEM Seminar 3. Using journaling, students will reflect on their FCC coursework and experiences as they prepare for entry into careers or for transfer, and will practice scholarly research and presentation skills. Students will participate in guided mentoring of first year STEM students. This course may include off-campus learning opportunities that occur outside of regular course hours.