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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890-104. Blended Options Seminar. (3 Credits)

Blended Options Seminar" will explore learning strategies and technology tools used in the Blended Options program courses. Develop and apply personal management strategies necessary to successfully complete courses that use active and collaborative learning methods. Assess and build technology skills critical to learning in an online and classroom environment. Explore your chosen area of study and develop a career plan for success.

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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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890-112. FOCUS. (1 Credit)

An intervention education course for individuals referred by municipal courts to help offenders receiving citations examine their choices and how they impact their life. Participants will become empowered with self-knowledge to accept personal responsibility, discover motivation, examine support systems, and focus on creating a purposeful life.

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890-410. 30 Ways to Shine: Part I. (1 Credit)

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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890-412. 30 Ways to Shine: Part II. (1 Credit)

This course will help individuals who are new to the workplace learn about the company style, set and achieve performance goals, turn mistakes into learning opportunities, and not let worrying take them out of the game.

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890-415. Steps to Success Skills. (12.9 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. (2.4 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. Study Skills/ACT Exam Prep. (0.5 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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890-480. Why Genealogy. (1.6 Credits)

A new course intended for individuals in the community who are interested in an introduction to the exploration of genealogy, why you search, global perspectives of genealogy, understanding heritage and how to locate individuals. Course will also include basic research options and learning how the history of our culture might impact who we are today (including why we migrate to certain areas and how that impacts the jobs we seek and the development of business in certain areas).

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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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890-743. PreTech Culinary Arts. (2 Credits)

Learners entering the culinary occupations programs will acquire the pre-technical skills needed for their coursework and in the workplace. Course components include workplace communication, culinary measurement and math, basic cooking skills and appropriate knife usage.

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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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890-773. 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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890-774. 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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890-777. CNC Apps for Basic Skills. (2 Credits)

This course is the Basic Skillls course integrated in the CNC Operator Training course using the IBEST methodology. In-depth explanations to the basic skills concepts taught in reading, writing, math and English will be provided as they relate to the CNC curriculum. Problem solving techniques will be emphasized. Assistance will be provided to students with limited English proficiency.

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890-778. Welding Apps for Basic Skills. (3 Credits)

This course is the Basic Skills integrated in the Metal Fabrication Welding course using IBEST methodology. In-depth explanations to the basic skills concepts taught in reading, writing, math and English will be provided as they relate to the welding curriculum. Problem solving techniques will be emplasized. Assistance will be provided to students with limited English proficiency.

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890-779. Basic Skills for Oral/Int Comm. (3 Credits)

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

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890-780. Basic Skills for Psych of HR. (3 Credits)

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

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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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890-782. Basic Skills for CNC Turning. (3 Credits)

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

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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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890-784. 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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