2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Oct 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

CPD 104 - Career and Personal Development

Description: Career/life planning through self-awareness and understanding. Focus is on dealing with change, decision making, goal setting and understanding lifestyles as well as evaluating interests, skills and values. Emphasis on the development of a comprehensive career search process including current occupational information, specific tools for researching the job market and acquiring employment.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Defining terms
  2. Adult development
  3. Personal and career beliefs and values
  4. Choices: change and decision-making skills
  5. Personal inventory assessment
  6. Occupational information
  7. Job search methods

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe the process of career and life planning. (1)
  2. Define and evaluate choices and resources for dealing with change. (4)
  3. Identify specific personal skills and relate these skills to occupations. (5)
  4. Identify and translate interests and abilities to occupations. (5)
  5. Identify personal values and value conflicts as related to career decision-making. (3)
  6. Identify obstacles to decision-making and resources for overcoming these obstacles. (4)
  7. Identify systems for occupational grouping and use various sources of occupational information. (6)
  8. Establish long range goals for personal and career development. (4)
  9. Identify stages of adult development and describe their influence on lifestyle. (2)
  10. Define and assess individual beliefs and motivations about work. (3, 5)
  11. Identify environmental factors and trends which influence career and/or job choices. (6)
  12. Identify and utilize a variety of effective job search methods and interviewing skills. (7)
  13. Design and compose appropriate resumes. (7)