Courses

What type of courses are COS, CDL and LDS?

These courses are designed to help students learn about college expectations, further develop academic skills, and enhance interpersonal and leadership skills. For more detailed explanation, view the course descriptions.

As part of the FYE program you will be asked to enroll in one (1) of the following seven classes:

Three Credit Class LDS 101: A study to develop a basic understanding of leadership with special emphasis upon: styles and approaches toward leadership, motivational factors, communication skills, decision-making processes, characteristics of groups and group techniques, and the methodology and significance of goal-setting.

COS 133: Introduction to College Studies: This course is designed to help students develop strategies and skills necessary for a successful college career. Topics include adjusting to college, setting academic goals, managing time and keeping organized, learning and studying in college, preparing for and taking tests, understanding college policies and regulations, and accessing and using MCC computer technology. Students will learn about MCC's resources, activities and rich cultural diversity. Throughout the course, students will use critical thinking skills to make informed choices, to understand their responsibilities for academic success, and to become independent, motivated learners. A student who has earned a passing grade for COS 133 cannot later earn credit for COS 101. For information contact the COS Coordinator, Diane Fitton, at ext. 2355

Two Credit Class CDL 101: An in-depth examination of the elements in career decision-making with emphasis on the process of career and life planning for the returning adult student. Topics include life renewal, functional learning, skills assessment, values, interests, decision-making, goal-setting, and the world of work. Thirty instruction hours per semester.

CDL 110: This experiential course introduces students to the elements of career decision-making with emphasis on the process of career and life planning. It is designed for students who are interested in learning more about themselves and their career choices. The career development needs of undeclared students will be emphasized through a multi-phase approach including self-exploration, decision-making strategies, career exploration, career counseling, and career planning. Career forums featuring professionals from various career areas will be included. One class hour, one conference hour. Offered both Fall and Spring Semesters.

One Credit Class CDL 100: This course introduces students to the elements of career decision making with emphasis on the process of career and life planning. It is designed for students who are interested in learning more about themselves and their career choices. Whether you are undecided about your career, making a career change or exploring your career options, this course will help you become more self aware and provide you with a foundation to build your career path. Includes a writing component related to personal experience. Prerequisite/Corequisite: TRS 105 recommended.

COS 101: College Orientation Seminar: COS 101 provides essential and realistic information about the College in a concise one-credit course. Topics include course syllabus, MCC computer technology, college grades, goal setting, time management, college policy, campus resources and activities. A student who has earned a passing grade for COS 101 cannot later earn credit for COS 133. For information contact the COS Coordinator, Professor Diane Fitton at ext. 292-2355.

CDL 115: Job Search Strategies: A comprehensive job search strategies course involving skills assessment, resume and cover letter development, networking, interviewing techniques, employment applications, and the use of Internet resources for research and the job search process. One class hour. Spring Semester only.

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