Skagit Valley College

Catalog Course Search Details

 Course Title:   First Quarter Experience


 Department:    CSS

 Course #:    103

 Credits:    2

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    2

 CIP:    370103

 EPC:    898

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

An orientation to college life and specific resources to succeed in attaining educational goals. Topics include: identifying interests and occupational choices, engaging in "college knowledge" and planning for financing college costs and a degree timeline.



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 Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Access specific college resources to secure success in the classroom.
  2. Develop a financial plan.
  3. Choose appropriate occupational choices based on personal interests.
  4. Plan an appropriate academic schedule and degree completion timeline.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.

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. Career exploration through identification of personal interests.
  2. Explanation of College System: registration, advising, financial aid, transfer regulations.
  3. Degree requirements at SVC and completing an educational plan.
  4. College Resources: tutoring, disabled student resources, multi-cultural student services, career services and financial aid.