May 19, 2024  
2021-2022 Archived Catalog 
2021-2022 Archived Catalog

CASD-122 Survival Skills for College

Credits 2 / 2 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into ACRD 080 
This course assists students in learning skills and behaviors enabling them to build a foundation for success in college.

Course Outcomes
1. The student will reflect on the reasons for attending college and what to expect from a college education 2. The student will understand the structure and history of the college and how to achieve the greatest benefit from the services provided 3. The student will learn how to use faculty and staff members as resource people in accomplishing their goals 4. The student will learn how to manage their time effectively and will be requires to develop a weekly study schedule 5. The student will become competent in the techniques of listening to a lectures, in taking lecture notes, and will learn effective classroom instructor/student interactive styles 6. The student will demonstrate use of the SQ#R system and effective textbook marking techniques 7. The student will learn effective exam preparation techniques, develop strategies for taking tests, demonstrate use of memory strategies, and reduce exam anxiety through the use of self-defeating behavior elimination techniques 8. The student will improve the use of verbal and non-verbal interpersonal communication skills. The use of assertive skills, understand and avoid date rape, and improve communication with the opposite sex 9. The student will learn to improve and maintain a healthy diet and exercise program so that their energy level will be sufficient for learning 10. The student will learn how drugs inhibit their ability to function adequately for learning to take place 11. The student will measure the amount of stress in their lives, learn how to react to stress, understand the implication of stress related illnesses, and learn useful techniques for reducing stress 12. The student will identify their work values, being to assess their abilities and understand the college resources available for in depth career planning