Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Academic Success Skills

 Title Abbreviation:   Academic Success Skills

 Department:    HSC

 Course #:    10

 Credits:    10

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    10

 CIP:    320204

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

This course is designed to help students gain knowledge of academic success skills necessary for completion of a high school diploma. Guides students through the process of developing a plan for completing the requirements for their high school diploma and transition to college.


Prerequisite: CASAS reading score of 225 or higher or instructor permission.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 110

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic N/A  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Explore and document personal, professional, and educational goals.
  2. Identify HS21+ graduation requirements needed and create a plan to fulfill them through competency based assessments aligned with the College and Career Readiness Standards and the Washington State Adult Learning Standards.
  3. Identify and locate support services and other resources available at the college.
  4. Utilize the writing process to write academic essays.
  5. Use computer skills/programs for academic purposes such as word processing, email, and learning management systems as well as applying information technology to increase background knowledge, access new information, and enhance scholarship.
  6. Respond to feedback from instructor, academic advisor, and classmates to create a learning portfolio.
  7. Compile evidence through a reflective portfolio assessment process which documents academic growth, increased proficiency in, and knowledge of content area skills.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.1 Determine the extent of information needed.
1.2 Access the needed information effectively, efficiently, ethically, and legally.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.
2.4 Evaluate decisions by analyzing outcomes and the impact of actions.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.3 Apply successful organizational strategies of planning, goal setting, prioritizing, resolving conflict, and managing time to specific goals and/or projects.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.
10.4 Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of technology in one’s personal and professional life.

Course Contents

  1. Academic success skills including time management, test taking, and note taking skills.
  2. Processes of decision making and learning.
  3. Life experience assessment and portfolio development for high school credit.
  4. Educational planning for HS21+ completion and transition.