Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   INVEST Balancing Work and LIfe

 Title Abbreviation:   INVEST WORK AND LIFE

 Department:    INV

 Course #:    50

 Credits:    2

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    2

 CIP:    320401

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Develop understanding and skills necessary to balance work, school, and personal life, minimizing potential barriers to success. Participate in discussions aimed at better understanding the impact that complex social situations and a variety of other factors can have on life success. Practice using a range of organizational tools that assist with time management, develop strategies to identify and solve problems, and create a final project that addresses a student's individual plan, strategies, and tools.



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  

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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify core values that contribute to decision making and prioritizing.
  2. Identify strategies to prioritize competing events.
  3. Demonstrate ability to use a personalized organizational and time management system.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

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.

Course Contents

  1. Life after high school: Who's in the driver's seat now?
  2. Identifying personal values and priorities; and recognizing potential pitfalls
  3. Problem solving; striving for harmony between what we say value and how we act
  4. Exploring effective and individualized time management strategies
  5. Mapping out a plan for success