Student Life Skills
Student Life Skills help you to prepare for success in college. Courses offer practical skills that enable students to establish life-long skills for success in academia.
SLS 1501 College and Career Success (3)
This student centered course is designed to build and enhance skills necessary for college and career success. This course is open to all entering students as a course choice to fulfill the general education social science personal development course option. The course focuses on four areas of college success and 20 major skills that enhance success in college. This course will include interactive, collaborative learning experiences that feature materials from current CF courses and will provide a comprehensive introduction to success in college and success as a lifelong learner.
SLS 1502 Essential Study Skills (3)
This interactive course is designed as a college level elective for all students who have not enrolled in College and Career Success or who wish to continue their enhancement of college study skills after its completion. This course will utilize student-centered learning activities and is designed to aid students in developing and utilizing a strong foundation in academic success skills for lifelong learning. Topics will include discovering and using learning styles, 12 principles of memory, time management, self-management, strengthening reading skills, using college textbooks, developing strong note-taking skills, developing visual notes and study tools, developing objective and essay test-taking skills, developing study skills for math and science, and creative and critical thinking skills. This course may be offered in various learning formats including online, hybrid and on campus.
SLS 2261 Leadership Development (3)
This course is for individuals who wish to develop their leadership skills. It is designed to aid students in increasing their understanding of themselves and the theories and techniques of leadership and group processes. Topics include using logic and creativity in decision-making, resolving conflict, time management and leadership ethics.
In addition to the common core courses, and the General Education course requirements, each A.A. degree-seeking student MUST complete 24 credit hours of general electives. The courses may be used to satisfy the requirement for 24 elective hours. Gordon Rule courses from the General Education listings may also be used as electives, according to your planned field at a university. Gordon rule courses require a passing grade of C or better.