Personal Development (PD)

PD 1

SPEECH LANGUAGE HEARING ASSESSMENT

0.5 UNITS

Pass/No Pass Only

Lecture 0.50 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides instruction on speech, language, hearing development, and learning strategies. Includes individualized assessment to identify speech, language, and hearing strengths and weaknesses. Emphasizes the development of a plan for improved speech/language skills in all college courses. [ND] (Formerly: SPCH 1)

PD 7

MEMORY SKILLS

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Offers special instruction to students with memory problems or disorders. Teaches students to locate, identify, organize, and recall information using memory strategies. [ND] (Formerly: SPCH 7)

PD 9

ADULT LEARNING ASSESSMENT

0.5 UNITS

Pass/No Pass Only

Lecture 0.50 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides instruction on adult learning and learning strategies. Includes individual assessment to identify learning strengths and weaknesses for the purpose of identifying learning disabilities following the California Community College model. Emphasizes the development of a plan for improved learning in all college courses. [ND]

PD 12

ORAL LANGUAGE AND COMPREHENSION SKILLS

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 2 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides instruction to students on oral and written language to include auditory and reading comprehension, cognitive skills, pragmatics, vocabulary development, and expressive language skills. [ND]

PD 14

VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT AND WORD RECALL

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Offers strategies to improve oral and written vocabulary, word retrieval skills for college-level language expression, and memory for new vocabulary learned. [ND]

PD 18

ADAPTED COMPUTER INSTRUCTION

2 UNITS

Grade Only

Lecture 2 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces students with disabilities to basic computer vocabulary, functions of computers, and common computer software applications using adapted technology. Provides specialized computer- delivered instruction to improve information processing skills, and/or composing skills adapted to the needs of the individual student's disability. [ND]

PD 21

ADAPTED COMPUTER SUPPORT LABORATORY I

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass Only

Laboratory 2 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides students with disabilities access to specialized hardware and software designed to learn or improve basic skills in adaptive technologies, cognitive retraining software, educational technologies, computers, and study skills. Students will work in the computer lab following their individual educational contract. Laboratory time arranged with the instructor. [ND]

PD 22

ADAPTED COMPUTER SUPPORT LABORATORY II

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass Only

Laboratory 6 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides students with disabilities access to assistive technology to individually increase skills in specialized programs designed to improve basic skills, computer skills, and study skills. Students will work in the computer lab following their individual educational contract. Laboratory time arranged with the instructor. [ND]

PD 23

ADAPTED COMPUTER SUPPORT LABORATORY III

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass Only

Laboratory 9 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides students with disabilities advanced skills in using specialized hardware and software designed to learn or improve skills in adaptive technologies, cognitive retraining software, educational technologies, computers, and study skills. Students will work in the computer lab following their individual educational contract. Laboratory time arranged with the instructor. [ND]

PD 89

FUNDAMENTALS OF MATHEMATICS

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces basic skills mathematics for students with disabilities. Uses special instructional methods and materials to teach learning strategies for computation, problem solving, and real life applications. Prepares students to enter into MATH 20 or Career Technical Certificate Programs. [ND]

PD 100

LIFELONG SUCCESS

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Applies physiological, social, and psychological principles to college, work and life success. Uses assessment of personality, interests, skills, and values to identify major and career options. Uses learning styles, psychological principles of learning, life management, and creative and critical thinking techniques to promote health and lifelong learning. [D; CSU, UC]

PD 100C

CAREER PLANNING: JOB SEARCH SKILLS

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass Only

Recommended Preparation: PD 100A or equivalent.

Lecture 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Designed to assist students in organizing a job search plan. This plan will include labor market analysis, resume writing, job applications, and interviewing. [D; CSU]

PD 101

ORIENTATION TO COLLEGE

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass Only

Lecture 1 hour

Offered: ALL

Designed to assist students in obtaining skills and knowledge necessary to reach their educational objectives. Includes career exploration, time management, campus resources, decision making, and educational planning. [D; CSU]

PD 109

WORK SUCCESS---SUCCESSFUL WORKPLACE BEHAVIOR

2 UNITS

Pass/No Pass Only

Lecture 2 hours

Offered: ALL

Designed to assist students in identifying and employing appropriate workplace behavior. Students will study, share, and observe workplace scenarios to better prepare for future career placement. All students will demonstrate a clear understanding of appropriate business and office etiquette. [D; CSU]

PD 110

COLLEGE SUCCESS SKILLS

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

A team-taught, comprehensive course designed to assist students in attaining lifelong academic, professional, and personal success. Includes critical thinking and analysis; time and task management; learning styles; personal and educational goals and values; physiosocial and psychological health; memory and concentration; academic study strategies; and use of college resources. [D; CSU] (Formerly: LS 110)

PD 114

TRANSITIONS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent; ENGL 114 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College English Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers a step-by-step approach toward identifying and describing psychosocial, physiological, and academic matters involved with transition to higher education. Includes a study of the culture and rules of higher education, effective decision making skills and strategies, motivation, goal attainment, cultural competency, finance and budgeting, college resources, researching university selections, and health and safety. [D; CSU; UC]

PD 116

STUDENT SEMINAR

2 UNITS

Grade Only

Lecture 2 hours

Offered: ALL

Teaches students of all ages strategies for academic and personal success. Develops essential study and interpersonal skills. Includes current issues in higher education, college support services, library and academic technology services, and campus information used throughout the student's academic career. [D; CSU] (Same as: LS 116)

PD 290

OCCUPATIONAL COOPERATIVE EDUCATION I

2-4 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: Enrollment in one other class directly related to declared vocational major in order to apply learned theory in a practical hands-on setting through an internship class.

Limitation on Enrollment: Declared vocational education major.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 15 hours

Offered: ALL

Applies principles and skills acquired in vocational educational majors to on-the-job assignments allowing application of the theory learned in the student's major. Evaluation of job oriented learning objectives and student performance will be conducted by supervisor and instructor. Open to students with majors not having an assigned cooperative work experience class. [D; CSU]

PD 291

OCCUPATIONAL COOPERATIVE EDUCATION II

2-4 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: Enrollment in one other class directly related to declared vocational major in order to apply learned theory in a practical hands-on setting through an internship class.

Prerequisite: PD 290 or equivalent.

Limitation on Enrollment: Declared vocational education major.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 15 hours

Offered: ALL

Applies principles and skills acquired in vocational educational majors to on-the-job assignments allowing application of the theory learned in the student's major. Evaluation of job oriented learning objectives and student performance will be conducted by supervisor and instructor. Open to students with majors not having an assigned cooperative work experience class. [D; CSU]

PD 292

OCCUPATIONAL COOPERATIVE EDUCATION III

2-4 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: Enrollment in one other class directly related to declared vocational major in order to apply learned theory in a practical hands-on setting through an internship class.

Prerequisite: PD 291 or equivalent.

Limitation on Enrollment: Declared vocational education major.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 15 hours

Offered: ALL

Applies principles and skills acquired in vocational educational majors to on-the-job assignments allowing application of the theory learned in the student's major. Evaluation of job oriented learning objectives and student performance will be conducted by supervisor and instructor. Open to students with majors not having an assigned cooperative work experience class. [D; CSU]

PD 293

OCCUPATIONAL COOPERATIVE EDUCATION IV

2-4 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: Enrollment in one other class directly related to declared vocational major in order to apply learned theory in a practical hands-on setting through an internship class.

Prerequisite: PD 292 or equivalent.

Limitation on Enrollment: Declared vocational education major.

Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 15 hours

Offered: ALL

Applies principles and skills acquired in vocational educational majors to on-the-job assignments allowing application of the theory learned in the student's major. Evaluation of job oriented learning objectives and student performance will be conducted by supervisor and instructor. Open to students with majors not having an assigned cooperative work experience class. [D; CSU]