General Studies (890)

890-101. College Success Strategies. (1 Credit)

Course is designed to help students develop and apply optimal learning strategies supported by research in psychology. Students will build vital skills in deep processing (thinking to learn), textbook annotation, notetaking, spaced practice, retrieval practice, and time management.

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890-102. Career Development. (1 Credit)

Focus on learning and applying a process for making informed job/career choices that lead to job satisfaction. A realistic career plan based on current labor market information and an individual's skills, interests, work values, personality and environmental preferences is developed.

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890-103. Staying on Course at WCTC. (1 Credit)

Staying On Course At WCTC" will focus on soft skills and why they are necessary for work, career and life success. Learn how to accept responsibility, discover self-motivation, master self-management, employ interdependence, gain self-awareness, adopt life-long learning, develop emotional intelligence, and believe in yourself.

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890-108. Employment Success. (1 Credit)

Students in this course will focus on skills that enable them to transition to professional life. As a result of participation, students will be able to develop a resume, prepare to interview effectively and present themselves in a professional manner in person and online. Strengths and personality assessments, practice interviews, keeping a job and career management are included in the curriculum.

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890-110. Career Dev Facilitator Trainer. (3 Credits)

The Career Development Facilitator training program was developed to provide standards, training specifications and Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) credentialing for Career providers. As a Career Development Facilitator participant, you will receive training in each of the 12 career development competencies.

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890-113. Professionalism at Work. (1 Credit)

Learn how to present yourself positively depending on the context and how to fit your conversation, clothing and social skills to a specific event. Practice interviewing and on-the-job skills, as well as using professional language in electronic communication and on social media.

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890-114. Food Safety. (1 Credit)

The course follows the CDC’s four steps to food safety: clean, separate, cook and chill. Learn to keep your work environment clean and the proper steps to avoid cross-contamination of foods. Learn how to monitor the temperature of foods during the cooking process and how to store food safely.

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890-201. Liberal Arts Seminar. (1 Credit)

Explore career options, develop study skills and learn about college resources that will support your success in the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science liberal arts transfer degrees.

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890-403. Workplace ESL - Level III. (2.4 Credits)

Designed for workers with a rudimentary grasp of English communication skills, this course will strengthen your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Use industry and company-based materials to develop the skills necessary to function independently and as a contributing member of a team.

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890-410. 30 Ways to Shine: Part I. (0.9 Credits)

This course will help individuals who have had limited experience in the workplace learn how to deal with change, meeting co-workers, understanding the workplace culture, and meeting employer expectations.

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890-432. ACT- Exam Preparation. (2.4 Credits)

In this four-week course, prepare to take the ACT college entrance exam. Improve your study skills through reading and memory strategies, listening, note-taking techniques, vocabulary growth and other test-taking skills. This course covers all sections of the ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science and Writing) and features a full practice ACT with scoring. Enrolling in this online course will provide access to course materials including the note-taking packet, completed notes and video recordings of class sessions. You may enroll at any point during the term.

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890-481. Workplace Communication. (1.4 Credits)

Enhance your workplace oral and written interpersonal communication skills.

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890-482. Workplace Communication 12Hr. (1.2 Credits)

Enhance your workplace oral and written interpersonal communication skills.

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890-671. Supporting Child Behavior. (1 Credit)

Explore appropriate methods of using guidance techniques in a childcare setting. Engage in content materials while improving your reading, writing and vocabulary skills.

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890-712. Introduction to Education. (3 Credits)

Gain an introduction to education from early childhood through K-12 settings. Explore, compare and critique educational settings, standards and practices. Analyze education to determine the roles and responsibilities of educators, and explore current trends and best practices.

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890-713. Young Children’s Development. (1 Credit)

Explore the numerous influences on children's development (ages three through eight). Examine child development theories and relevant research on brain development. Engage with content materials while improving your writing and vocabulary skills.

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890-740. Strategies for Success. (1 Credit)

Students interested in entering basic education or high school completion programs are introduced to WCTC services and programs. Students are introduced to different learning styles, study skills and strategies, and computer assisted instruction. Students complete an academic assessment and aptitude/interest survey and participate in a goal setting activity.

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890-741. Special Skills for Basic Educ. (1 Credit)

This course will provide skill building instruction in Basic Education subjects including math and writing. The students will be prepared to complete a high school credential. Group instruction will be the format to provide "just in time" instruction in fractions, decimals, percents, and the elements of essay writing.

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890-770. Study Skills for Basic Ed. (2 Credits)

This course will assist students who have a high school diploma with improving skills necessary to transition to post-secondary technical training, enter employment or obtain an apprenticeship. Students will develop study and test taking skills, improve their ability in the areas of reading, writing, math and computer usage through structured activities.

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890-771. Pre-Tech/Health Careers. (2 Credits)

Learners entering health occupations programs will acquire the pre-technical skills needed for success in their course work and in the workplace. Course components include college success skills, workplace communication, basic computer skills, medical terms, measurement, and understanding medical charts.

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890-774. Pre-Tech Business. (2 Credits)

Using the IBEST model, Basic Education students, both ESL and Basic Skills, interested in a career in the business field will investigate their options through the Pre-Tech Business course. Students will develop an understanding of basic software programs including those in Word, Desktop Publishing, PowerPoint, and Excel. Subject matter will be related to their use in particular occupations. Skills associated with the careers will be taught including keyboarding, writing, math and accounting terms. Basic terminology, culture, tasks, and career pathways will be included in the curriculum.

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890-776. Critical Life Skills ABE/ESL. (2 Credits)

This course will address specific Critical Life Skills necessary for ESL and ABE students to succeed in school, work, home and the community. Emphasis will be placed on diversity, goal setting, information gathering, and communication. Speakers from the college and community will present in their particular area of expertise. ESL students will have the opportunity to work with native speakers in an academic area as preparation for transition to occupational programs. ABE students, who primarily learn through self-study, will have the opportunity to build skills through classroom instruction and interaction with other students. All students will gain by participating in a classroom rich with diversity.

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890-781. Basic Skills for Blueprint 1. (3 Credits)

Designed for basic education students taking Industrial Math 1 and Industrial Blueprint Reading, this course provides basic education instruction to increase skills in reading, writing, math and student success.

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890-783. Basic Skills for CNA. (3 Credits)

This course will support success of basic education students in the postsecondary course of Nursing Assistant by providing basic education instruction to increase skills in reading, writing, and student success skills.

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890-785. CNC Machine Shop Support. (1 Credit)

Practice math, communication, employability, study and technology skills needed to be successful in your career. This course complements the CNC Machine Operations course.

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890-786. GED Preparation. (1 Credit)

Prepare for the Science and Social Studies GED tests.

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890-787. Health and Wellness. (1 Credit)

Learn how to live a healthy life, both physically and mentally, and ways to keep yourself safe.

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890-791. Pre-tech for Industrial Safety. (2 Credits)

Learn about safety in the workplace, leading to an OSHA certificate. Improve your language, study and workplace skills in this support class.

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890-796. Academic Support - Health. (3 Credits)

Receive instruction with assignments and test preparation for classroom and online Health courses. A one-time fee of $4.50 covers 108 hours of instruction with support available in the daytime and evening as well as additional hours available by appointment.

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890-798. Academic Support - Economics. (3 Credits)

Receive drop-in help with assignments and test preparation for classroom and online Econ 195. A fee of $4.50 covers the entire semester, and hours are set before and after daytime Econ classes, with additional hours available by appointment.

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