Career & Life Planning
Career and life planning courses help students make effective decisions regarding their career and life choices, and they provide the tools and techniques for developing a balanced, integrated lifestyle. Students gain self-understanding and develop techniques for successful career development and employment searches. The courses emphasize increasing self-knowledge, exploring potential majors and career paths, organizing successful job searches, and developing effective workplace behaviors and attitudes.
Department Chair: Donna Davis
Dean: Al Taccone
Department: Career Studies & Services
Office: Building OC4800, 760.795.6811
How to Read Course Descriptions
Courses listed in this catalog apply to the fall 2013, spring 2014, and summer 2014 terms. Courses are numbered numerically within alphabetically arranged subject areas.
The bolded first line begins with a capitalized abbreviation that designates the subject area. This subject-area designator is followed by the official course number and a descriptive title. The next lines indicate the course's unit value; prerequisites, corequisites, advisories, and limitations on enrollment if they exist; CSU/UC credit acceptance; and lecture and lab hours followed by a Taxonomy of Program number in parentheses.
- Prerequisites: This is a requirement that must be met before a student can enroll in the course.
- Corequisites: This is a course the student must take in the same semester.
- Advisories: This is recommended preparation the student is advised but not required to have before or in conjunction with the course.
- Enrollment Limitations: Some courses place restrictions on enrollment. Most of these restrictions prevent students from duplicating course work. Others specify something the student must do prior to enrolling in a course, such as audition or obtain special approval. Some enrollment limitations restrict the number of units a student can earn within a group of similar courses.
- Acceptable for Credit: CSU means the course is accepted for transfer at any California State University (CSU) campus; UC means it is accepted for transfer at any University of California (UC) campus. Some courses can be used to satisfy general education or major requirements while others transfer as elective credit. UC Credit Limitation means credit for the course may have UC transfer restrictions; these restrictions are identified at the end of the course description.
- Lecture and Lab Hours: These are the number of hours the course meets for lecture and/or lab per week.
- Taxonomy of Program (TOP) Number: The TOP number is identified in parentheses after the lecture and lab hours. This number serves an administrative purpose and is not intended for student use.
The course description summarizes the purpose and key topical areas of the course, and it includes special requirements if any exist. Some course descriptions end with information about whether the course was "formerly" another course, how many times the course may be repeated, if the course is offered pass/no pass, or what the UC credit limitation is.
Some course descriptions are followed by a C-ID number. The purpose of C-ID numbers is to identify comparable courses within the California community college system. When a course has a C-ID number, students can be assured the course will be accepted in lieu of a course bearing the same C-ID designation at another community college.
CRLP 100: Career and Life Planning
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with credit in COUN 100.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC Credit limitation
Lecture 3 hours. (4930.12)
This course assists students in successfully establishing and achieving education, career, and life goals through a comprehensive approach to effective planning. Students relate their interests, personality, learning style, transferable skills, and work values to academic major and career options. They also examine the stages of career development, tasks appropriate to each stage, and subsequent implications for education and career choice over the lifespan. Topics include decision-making and goal-setting strategies, preparing effectively for work and lifelong learning in a global economy, and job-search skills, including developing a resume, a cover letter, and interviewing skills. The course emphasizes the importance of taking personal responsibility for one's educational, career, and personal decisions to achieve satisfaction through work and life balance. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Credit for CRLP 100, COUN 100, COUN 105, COUN 110, or INTR 100.
CRLP 101: Introduction to Career Planning
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 1 hour. (4930.12)
This course introduces students to the career planning process. It explores the student's interests, values, skills, and personality preferences as they relate to potential career options. Topics include career research, decision-making styles, and job search strategies. The course emphasizes the process for actively managing one's own career. Offered pass/no pass only.