Examine the decision-making process by exploring theories in career development and other factors such as familial, social and cultural issues that influence career and lifestyle choices. Utilize self-assessment inventories to identify individual interests, values, skills and personality types as they relate to career/college major options. Become familiar with career development software, related technology and develop skills to enhance the job search process.
Instructor Information: Adrienne Pierre
Office Location: Student and Community Services BuildingCounseling and Advising Center (upper level)
Office Hours: By appointment
Advisory: English Writing 211 and Reading 211 (or Language Arts 211), or
English as a Second Language 272 and 273.
Student Learning Outcome #1
Develop and evaluate college major and career options by analyzing a
multitude of factors involved in career development such as: personality,
values, skills, interests, attitudes, family, and culture.
Student Learning Outcome #2
Researches and appraise college major and career options by utilizing various
resources such as: the Library, online resources and informational interviews.
Demonstrate decision-making skills that include the multitude of factors
shown in SLO #1.
ICC's: Information Literacy, Critical Thinking, Physical and Mental Wellness and Personal Responsibility.
SLO #1: Develop and evaluate college major and career options by analyzing a multitude of factors involve in career development such as: personality,
values, skills, interests, attitudes, and family and culture.
SLO #2: Researches and appraise college major and career options by utilizing various resources such as: the Library, online resources and informational interviews. Demonstrate decision-making skills that include
the multitude of factors shown in SLO #1.
1. To learn how to identify one's interest, skills and values and compare them
with several career options.
2. To understand the career decision making process and learn how to make
decision and set short and long-term goals.
3. To learn the skills involved in researching, acquiring, and maintaining a
4. To become oriented to the socioeconomic world of work as it impacts
individual and family career systems.
5. To understand career development theories and use decision-making
skills for life/career planning and management.
6. To identify appropriate academic major and/or occupational alternatives in
relation to personal characteristics.
7. To formulate action plans and strategies for moving oneself toward
implementation of life/career goals.
Taking Charge of Your Career Direction: Career Planning Guide, Book 1, 5th
Edition by Robert D. Lock; published by Brooks/Cole, a division of Thomson
Learning, Inc. Each student must purchase a copy of the text. The Meyers Briggs
Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory are included in your material fees.
Students in CLP 70 will share their views about life/career issues, and
participate in online discussions, use appropriate Netiquette, read all
messages, and you are expected to respond to each other. Students will
respect individuals with views that are different from their own and be
courteous when replying to or posting a message.
Academic Honor Code:
Do not commit academic dishonesty and plagiarism in writing research papers
or taking test in this class. Violations of the Academic Honor Code shall
include representing another's work or any part thereof, published or
unpublished, as one's own. It shall also include presenting or submitting any
academic work in a manner that impairs the instructor's ability to assess the
student's academic performance. Violations of the Academic Honor Code will
reflect an automatic grade of zero points for the designated assignment or
test, as well as a report to the Dean of Student Office.
Grading system explained on Performance Contract Summary
Policy on Copying and Cheating:Students who submit the work of others as their own or cheat on exams or other assignments will receive a failing grade in the course and will be reported to college authorities.
This course utilizes Catalyst, De Anza's Online Learning Community. Please view the Catalyst website at https://catalyst.deanza.edu/
to login. Please note that you will be unable
to login until the first day of class
. Be sure you are using your correct username and password - do not use your social security number or international "99" number. If you need help logging in or finding your
student ID, please view the short instructional video at: https://catalyst.deanza.edu/?pg=mod1
. Additional instructions and assistance can be found on the Catalyst website
De Anza College Bookstore Contact Information
De Anza College Library Services are available for all students and faculty, both on and off campus.
Please consult the library website for a complete description of the library services and hours:
De Anza College Library: http://www.deanza.edu/library/
Services of particular interest to off campus students include:
- Access to the Library Catalog
which includes books, DVDs, and course reserves. Here is a link to the library catalog:
- Article Databases and Research Databases The library subscribes to several electronic databases which
provide access to thousands of full-text journals, newspapers, and magazine articles. Research databases
include: LEXIS NEXIS Academic, Encyclopedia Britannica Online and a Practice Test Database which contains
Nursing Exams, TOEFL Preparation, College Entrance Exams, and many more.
To use the article or research databases from an off campus computer, log in with your 14 digit library
number or eight digit student id number. These instructions are repeated on the first page of the library
website along with descriptions of all the online resources provided.