This course addresses skill sets critical to effective personal management, life, and career skills. This course discusses the ability to effectively deal with balancing life and work, managing time, and working with people. The course is presented in two semesters.

Semester 1 focuses on self-management skills, including saving and credit, accountability, organization, and balancing work and life.

Semester 2 focuses on managing time and working with others. Some topics include time management, personal productivity, handling information overload, tolerance, respect, and giving and receiving feedback.

1 Credit

General Career Preparation I
General Career Preparation II
General Career Preparation III

General Career Preparation IV: Semester 1

  • General Career Preparation IV: Semester 1 Pretest
  • Misconceptions about Creativity
  • Creativity
  • The Creative Process
  • Creativity in Daily Life
  • Putting Creative Ideas to Work
  • Creativity in the Workplace
  • Creativity in a Team
  • Creativity in Leadership
  • Creating Successful Teams
  • Working as Part of a Team
  • Gaining Trust
  • Losing and Rebuilding Trust
  • Office Politics
  • Relationships In and Out of the Workplace
  • Working with Poor Leadership
  • Becoming a Good Leader
  • General Career Preparation IV: Semester 1 End of Semester Exam

General Career Preparation IV: Semester 2

  • General Career Preparation IV: Semester 2 Pretest
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Governmental Involvement in the Workplace
  • Discrimination in the Workplace
  • Filing a Charge of Discrimination
  • Harassment at Work
  • Introduction to Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Harassment: Prevention and Response
  • Employment Hot Topics
  • Choosing the Right Resume for the Job
  • Using Technology and Your Resume
  • Writing a Winning Resume
  • Job Search
  • Preparing for an Interview
  • Attending an Interview
  • New-Hire Information and Orientation
  • Performance Appraisals
  • General Career Preparation IV: Semester 2 End of Semester Exam