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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890-105. Professional Development. (3 Credits)

This course prepares the learner with knowledge and skills to: establish career path, self/time management, meet academic and work expectations, utilize technology to produce work, and a functional capacity for reading and writing for business.

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890-107. Blended Options Seminar. (2 Credits)

In this course you will develop and apply personal management strategies that use active and collaborative learning methods. You will also build technology skills critical to learning in an online environment and begin exploring your chosen area of study.

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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.

Credit for prior learning available

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890-109. First Semester Seminar. (1 Credit)

Develop tools and strategies that support success in college by utilizing the Waukesha County Technical College website, Blackboard and other college resources. Student responsibility and expectations for success in college are explored. Emphasis is placed on learning strategies, goals, lifestyle balance and skills for interdependence. Students are recommended to complete this course during or prior to the first semester of their program.

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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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890-111. Staying on Course 2. (1 Credit)

Staying On Course 2 takes the principles learned in Staying On Course at WCTC and builds on them with practical skills to inspire students to become active, responsible and deep learners. These lifelong learning skills will empower students to shape their thoughts, which shapes their character, and in the end, determine their destiny.

Prerequisites: 890-103 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D-

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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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890-415. Steps to Success Skills. (11.7 Credits)

This 117-hour course will cover career exploration, self advocacy, soft skills, and employability.

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890-432. Study Skills/ACT-SAT Exam Prep. (2.2 Credits)

This course is designed for High School juniors and seniors to prepare them to take the college ACT/SAT College Entrance Exams. Students will improve study skills through increased reading and memory skills, listening and note taking techniques, vocabulary growth and other test-taking skills. This class will cover the new and revised ACT/SAT test updates. Textbook is required.

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890-432A. ACT Exam Preparation. (0.45 Credits)

High school students will prepare to take the ACT college entrance exam. Students will improve study skills through increased reading and memory skills, listening, note taking techniques, vocabulary growth and other test taking skills. Textbook required.

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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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890-742. Bus Blended Options Seminar. (1 Credit)

In this course you will develop and apply personal management strategies that use active and collaborative learning methods. You will also build technology skills critical to learning in an online environment and begin exploring your learning style. Successful completion of this course is required prior to enrolling in any business blended options course offering.

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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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890-773. Study Skills/Test Prep-Health. (1 Credit)

This non-credit course is designed for nursing students to improve study and test-taking skills. Students may be referred by the nursing department or choose to take as a self-study course. All materials are provided in the lab.

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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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890-784. Test-Prep Accuplacer. (1 Credit)

Non-credit course for students preparing for the Accuplacer assessment.

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890-792. Academic Support - Business. (3 Credits)

Receive instruction with assignments and test preparation for classroom and online Business 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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890-793. Academic Support - Gen Studies. (3 Credits)

Receive instruction with assignments and test preparation for classroom and online General Studies 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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890-794. Academic Support-Applied Tech. (3 Credits)

Receive instruction with assignments and test preparation for classroom and online Applied Technologies 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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890-795. Academic Support-Prtct/HumServ. (3 Credits)

Receive instruction with assignments and test preparation for classroom and online Protective and Human Services 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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890-796. 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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890-797. Acad Supp-Acad Supp Services. (3 Credits)

This course provides academic support to students enrolled in Technical Diploma and Associate Degree programs.

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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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890-799. Acad Supp-Bus/HealthTechnology. (3 Credits)

Academic support Instruction in business and health technology / computer software skills, for students enrolled in occupational programs.

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