Skagit Valley College

Catalog Course Search Details

 Course Title:   INVEST Orientation

 Title Abbreviation:   INVEST ORIENTATION

 Department:    INV

 Course #:    11

 Credits:    2

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    2

 CIP:    320401

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Students develop tools and skills to prepare for academic, employment, and personal success. Specific emphasis on academic and career goal setting, resources, and success strategies. Topics include study skills, goal-setting, college policies and resources, programmatic requirements, and accessing local and state resources, academic and career planning, time management, relationships, and self-empowerment.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 22

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the policies and resources at Skagit Valley College
  2. Recognize and articulate programmatic expectations
  3. Show awareness of self and academic and career goals and plan for success
  4. Demonstrate understanding of local, state, and federal resources
  5. Demonstrate understanding of skills needed to be an effective learner in and out of the classroom.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

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 . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.
6.3 Apply successful organizational strategies of planning, goal setting, prioritizing, resolving conflict, and managing time to specific goals and/or projects.
6.5 Develop self-monitoring and self-advocacy skills to effect positive life changes.

Course Contents

  1. Understanding college and the INVEST program
  2. Understanding ourselves and our goals; planning for success
  3. Knowing how to be an effective learner
  4. Skagit Valley College policies and resources
  5. Local, state, and federal agencies and their role in meeting needs and goals.
  6. Success strategies