ST DV 100 COLLEGE ORIENTATION 1.0 Unit
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; A.A. degree requirements; certificate program requirements; college services and specialized student support services. At the conclusion of the course, the student prepares a Student Educational Plan. Note: This course is offered as Pass/No Pass only. Lecture 1 hour. Recommended preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 187 or ESL 123.
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. Students develop their own plan for personal, academic, and career success through self-evaluation, application of specific techniques, and classroom activities. Topics include effective study strategies, short and long-term goals, time management, and campus resources.
This course is about making choices, especially those about setting and meeting personal, academic, and career goals. Note: This course is offered as Pass/No Pass only. Lecture 1 hour. Prerequisite: None. Transfer Credit: CSU
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 F-1 Visa 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. Note: This course is offered as Pass/No Pass only.
Lecture 1 hour. Prerequisite: None.
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 relationships, and by changing self-defeating patterns and limiting Note: The course is specially designed for students who meet Title V eligibility requirements for Disabled Student Programs and Services. This course is offered as Pass/No Pass only. Lecture 1 hour. Recommended preparation: ENGL 189 or ESL 133.
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.
Note: This course is offered as Pass/No Pass only. ST DV 125 may not be taken for credit by students who have successfully completed ST DV 128 or 145. Lecture 1 hour. Prerequisite: None.
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. Note: This course is offered as Pass/No Pass only. Lecture 1 hour. Prerequisite: None. Note: Maybe taken 2 times for credit.
ST DV 127 MAJOR EXPLORATION .5 Units
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. Note: This course is offered as Pass/No Pass only. Lecture.5 hour.
ST DV 128 VOCATIONAL PATHWAYS 1.0 Unit
Student Development 128 is designed to assist students with disabilities prepare a vocational plan and
apply decision-making skills to the world in which they live. Students explore career options and construct a well-planned career path, show a thorough understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its application to their employment options, and increase their awareness of how to live as independent adults. Note: This course is offered as Pass/No Pass only. Lecture 1 hour.
ST DV 129 TEXT-TO-SPEECH SOFTWARE USE FOR READING & WRITING ASSISTANCE 1.0 Unit
Student Development 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 130 USING TECHNOLOGY TO SUPPORT READING SKILL DEVELOPMENT 1.0 Unit
NON-DEGREE APPLICABLE E
Student Development 130 provides instruction in effective use of technology to support reading skill development. Students will complete group projects designed to improve reading and study skills through the use of such technology as text-to-speech software, web based research, PowerPoint and pictorial presentation programs. Note: This course is offered as Pass/No Pass only. Lecture 1 hour.
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. This class is designed to improve such skills, as note taking, test taking, and time management. Note: This course is offered as Pass/No Pass only. Lecture 1 hour. Prerequisite: None.
ST DV 143 STUDY SKILLS LAB 0.5 to 2.0 Units
NON-DEGREE APPLICABLE E
Student Development 143 is a Lab 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. Note: This course is offered as Pass/No Pass only. Lab 1.5-6 hours. Prerequisite: None.
ST DV 145 ACHIEVING ACADEMIC AND CAREER SUCCESS 3.0 Units
Student Development 145 is a survey course designed to increase academic motivation and career success throughout the life span. The primary goal of this course is to examine how an individual’s psychological, social, physical, and environmental factors impact academic achievement and academic, career and personal life choices. Topics include learning theory, achievement motivation, identity development, critical thinking strategies, study and time management techniques, career exploration, decision making, and vocational planning. Note: This course is offered as Pass/No Pass only. Lecture 3 hours. Recommended Prep: ENGL 191 or ESL 141 Transfer Credit: CSU, UC
ST DV 146 EFFECTIVE STUDY TECHNIQUES 1.0 Unit
NON-DEGREE APPLICABLE E
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.
ST DV 150 TUTOR TRAINING .5 Units
Student Development 150 is an introduction to tutoring skills for students wishing to act as peer tutors at the college. The course emphasizes the linking of course content and critical thinking skills with the ability and skills necessary to assist students in their learning process. Note: This course is designed for students who wish to work as peer tutors at GCC. This course is offered as Pass/No Pass only.
Lecture.5 hour. Prerequisite: None.
ST DV 171 STUDENT LEADERSHIP 1.0 Unit
Student Development 171 presents the fundamentals of student leadership. Students study leadership theory, parliamentary law, committee techniques, democratic organization, principles and functions of student government, and group leadership problems. Note: Open to all students interested in developing leadership skills. Officers of all student organizations are urged to enroll. This course
is offered as Pass/No Pass only. Lecture 2 hours