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Personal Development (PD Courses)

PD 100 Personal and Career Exploration

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Provides in-depth career direction with an intensive exploration of one's own values, interests, abilities, and an intensive career information search. Instruction includes self-paced materials, lecture, small group discussion, interviews, and input from various campus departments.

PD 101 Success in College

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Assists students in considering individual development with the goal of increasing knowledge of self and others within the college. Topics include self-knowledge and assessment, learning to learn, and making the best use of college resources. This course is not open to students who are enrolled in or have received credit for Learning Skills 101 or Personal Development 105.

PD 102 Human Relationships

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An exploration of the dynamics of human relationships with an emphasis on a positive view of human connections, and how individuals relate to one another. Counseling and psychology theories integrated with communication skills are combined to better understand oneself within relationships and how to create positive relationships. (F,S)

PD 110 College Success Seminar

1.0 unit.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
Designed specifically for first-time students to introduce them to the college and its resources. Develops critical awareness of the student's role in the college culture focusing on strategies for achieving academic success. Teaches students to deal effectively with the myriad of academic, personal, and professional choices through interactive learning and practical application. Students will transfer skills and abilities to other courses thereby improving student success.

PD 115 Career Planning

1.0 unit.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
A career planning course designed to assist students in discovering their basic aptitudes, skills, interests, personality, and values. Uses standardized vocational preference inventories, self-directed search, and career resource research to develop a career and educational plan. (F,S)