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PD 004: Personal Awareness Group
(1) F, S

Concepts of emotional health and effective interpersonal behavior. Lecture and group discussion will guide students on how to effectively deal with life situations and improve student success.

PD 020B: Strategies For Student Success
(1) F, S

Focuses on specific strategies for achieving academic and personal success. Students come to understand motivation and learn how to identify and overcome self-defeating behaviors. Graded Credit/No Credit; non-degree applicable.

PD 025: Orientation To EOPS/CARE
(1)

Limitation on Enrollment: Eligibility for EOPS/CARE Program required EOPS/CARE only. Orientation to acquaint students with campus, college procedures and policies, as well as programs. Graded Credit/No Credit.

PD 100: College Success
(3) F, S - CSU, UC TRANSFER LIMIT
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 70 and ENG 80.

Students clarify their educational objectives and develop the skills necessary to reach them. Topics include time management, reading and study skills, goal-setting, career planning and communication skills.

PD 101A: Orientation To College For Re-Entry Adults
(1)
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103.

Introduction to the campus and its resources for adults returning to school. Topics include study skills, time management and coping with the transition to being a student again. Graded Pass/No Pass.

PD 101B: Orientation to College For International Students
(1) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisory: Eligibility for ESL level 5

Provides an overview of the American higher education system as well as an orientation to the college and its student support services. Students learn about cultural patterns and adjustment issues, US classroom culture and college resources that are available to provide ongoing academic support.

PD 102A: Orientation to College for ESL
(1) F, S, Summer

Introduction to the campus and its resources for first-time to college ESL students. Topics include study skills, time management, coping with the transition to being a student in the United States, and an introduction to SBCC educational programs.

PD 102B: Success Strategies for ESL Students
(2) F, S, Summer
Course Advisories: ESL Level 4 (ESL 122, 123 and 124).

Designed to empower transitioning ESL students to achieve academic and personal success. Includes strategies and success factors for ESL students transitioning to SBCC academic programs.

PD 103: Career Planning
(1) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103.

Students assess interests, values, skills and personality traits, and learn skills to link up careers and college majors. Topics include career assessment, decision-making, researching careers and majors.

PD 104: Choosing a College Major
(1) S
Course Advisory: English 70 or 80; ESL 4, 5.

Learning about yourself and SBCC majors and programs of study resulting in an informed choice of major to further your educational and career goals. Students asses their individual strengths, interests, skills, values, career options and educational goals and match these to SBCC's majors and programs of study. Students develop a personalized Certificate or Associate Degree planning portfolio.

PD 107: Success Strategies For The Single Parent Student
(3) F, S - CSU

Designed to empower students to achieve academic and personal success. Strategies and success factors for single parent students. Addresses the need for developing good study habits, time management skills, and support systems. Students learn to identify and understand self-esteem and self-defeating behavior; develop strategies for change; and emphasize attitudes beneficial to achieving optimum academic performance.

PD 110: Career Planning And Decision-Making
(3) F, S - CSU, UC TRANSFER LIMIT
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103.

Comprehensive approach to career planning. Exploration of interests, personality traits and values through career assessment inventories. Topics include choosing a major, educational planning, value clarification, skills analysis, decision-making and goal-setting. Job search skills include researching occupational information, on-site interviews, interviewing and resume writing.

PD 115: Effective Time Management
(1) - CSU
Skills Advisories: ENG 70 or ENG 80

Students develop the skills necessary to effectively manage their time, develop and set realistic goals, and improve their ability to overcome issues that cause procrastination.

PD 120: Peer Education/Lifestyles
(1) - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103

Development of peer education skills around healthy lifestyle choices, with emphasis on the effects of alcohol and other drugs, HIV prevention, sexual health, relationships, self-esteem and stress management. Designed to enable students to participate in formal or informal campus, community or personal peer education and prevention programs. National Bacchus and Gamma Peer Education Certificate optional.

PD 131: Stress Management and Wellness
(3) F, S, SU - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H or 110GB

* Learn and integrate effective coping strategies to promote self-awareness, personal wellness, academic success, and model these strategies, including managing symptoms of stress and other psychological conditions.

PD 140: College Success For Student Athletes
(1) F, S - CSU

Mandatory course for all student-athletes participating in intercollegiate sports for the first time at SBCC. Students learn critical information on athletic eligibility and NCAA transfer requirements, and develop a long-term educational plan. Includes skills necessary for college success: time management, study skills and test-taking strategies.

PD 145: College Success in Health Occupations
(3) F - CSU
Skills Advisories: ENG 70 or ENG 80

Students clarify their educational objectives and develop the skills necessary to attain them. Topics include time management, reading and study skills, goal-setting health occupations, career planning, and communication skills.

PD 149: Academic Planning
(0.5) F, S, Summer - CSU
Skills Advisory: Eligibility for ESL level 5

Introduction to educational planning leading to the completion of a long-term Student Education Plan (SEP). Students learn to incorporate the major design elements of an SEP by utilizing resources that identify educational requirements and appropriately balance a course schedule.

PD 149A: Academic Planning
(1) F, S, Summer - CSU
Course Advisory: Eligibility for ESL 122 and 123 and 124 or ESL 132 and 124.

Introduction to academic planning, leading to the completion of a comprehensive Student Education Plan (SEP). Students learn to incorporate the major design elements of an SEP by utilizing resources and educational planning software to identify educational requirements and appropriately balance a course schedule.

PD 149B: Academic Planning for F1 Visa Students
(0.5) F, S, Summer - CSU
Skills Advisory: Eligibility for ESL level 5

Introduction to educational planning which leads to the completion of a long-term Student Education Plan (SEP). F1 visa students will learn to incorporate the major design elements of an SEP by utilizing resources that identify educational requirements and appropriately balance a course schedule.

PD 191A: Career Planning: A Self-Directed Approach
(1) - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103.

Self-paced, individualized career planning course to include career assessment and testing, career counseling, independent career research. Students prepare a personal portfolio that includes short-term and future educational career plans and goals; and activities designed to achieve these goals. Course available through Internet assignments or through independent research conducted at the Career Center, with some class meetings required.

PD 191B: Math Success Seminar
(1)
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103.

Individualized course to help students find better patterns for success in mathematics.

PD 191D: Orientation To College
(0.5)

Designed to help new/first-time students understand the role of college, and to develop skills that promote academic persistence and personal adjustment.

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