Human Development Services

HDS 110

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Credit Hours

(2-0) 2 Cr. Hrs.

Section Start Dates

Section NoStart Date
140600August 25, 2014
140672August 25, 2014
142971August 25, 2014

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Career Decision Making

Course Description

This course assists students in examining the components of career/job choice. The focus is on career awareness, personal awareness and education/training awareness as they relate to the process of occupational choice. Self-assessment instruments will help identify tentative career options, decision-making strategies, obstacles and planning skills.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain the components of career choice including career, personal and educational awareness.
  • Identify personal and situational barriers that impact individual career decision-making.
  • Compare personal interests, skills, values and personality with career options.
  • Analyze the impact of job outlook on the career decision-making process.
  • Explore resources and tools for effective career research.
  • Utilize career information for refining career prospects.
  • Apply decision-making strategies to set long and short-term goals.
  • Integrate personal assessments and research-based data to generate career prospects.
  • Relate career planning to a life-long process that involves continuous evaluation and prioritizing of values.
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