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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Feb 24, 2018
Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AHSE 061 HS21 Electives - Career and College Planning

5 credits
Students will have the opportunity to examine their values, interests, strengths and characteristics within the context of career planning. They will learn to recognize doubt and develop strategies to overcome potential barriers to success. They will complete a thorough career research project, determine what kind of training and education they need, and select two schools to examine for possible admission application. They will also have the opportunity to learn about the college financial aid options and application process.

Prerequisites: Enrollment in basic skills and placement in HS21+ level classes as assessed by the CASAS.
Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Conduct a personal inventory identifying their values, interests, strengths, and characteristics
  • Define self-doubt and identify its influence in decision-making related to career and college planning
  • Identify both common and personal barriers that prevent students from completing a college degree or certification program
  • Apply strategies to overcome barriers that may prevent them from completing college
  • Complete a thorough career research project that will demonstrate knowledge of the work, future employment and salary projections, necessary training and education, and relative fit with the student’s values and personal characteristics
  • Research the program options, costs, and admission requirements of two colleges that provide the training and education required for their chosen career path
  • Create a master college application and essay
  • Describe their college financial aid options, the FAFSA and its purpose, and application process, and identify two possible scholarship sources