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Career Development Courses: DVC Class Schedule
Diablo Valley College's career development courses are designed to provide students
with opportunities to explore career fields and become familiar with the skills needed
to successfully obtain and maintain employment.
CARER-110 Career and Life Planning - 3 units
In this course students will learn research strategies to make effective career and
major choices, using a variety of techniques to find, retrieve, and evaluate career
planning information. Utilizing career assessments, students will identify their preferred
work values, interests, skills and personality traits. Research will then focus on
the exploration of labor market needs, educational and employment requirements, and
career ladders within given professions resulting in an effective educational and
job search plan. This course will develop psychological "soft skills" in the domain
of human relations: interpersonal communication, self-esteem and professional confidence,
emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, and effective collaboration in term-building
CARER-120 Career Assessment - 1 unit
This course is designed to promote self-awareness through the administration of career
assessments, discussion and interpretation of interests, aptitude, personality and
values assessments. Various career assessment inventories will be used as a starting
point in the career exploration process. Recommended for people changing careers and/or
re-entering the workforce. CSU
CARER-130 Career and Major Exploration - 1 unit
This course is designed for students who are undecided about their career and/or educational
goals. It includes an introduction to the basic career planning process and computerized
information systems that aid in the research of occupational and college major options.
CARER-140 Job Search Strategies - 1 unit
This course prepares students for the employment search process including identification
of goals and job skills, how to complete an application, traditional and electronic
cover letters and resumes, interviewing techniques, job market research and overview
of employee and employer rights. Students will identify and discuss the employability
skills most commonly sought by employers. CSU
CARER-170 Career Transitions - 1 unit
This course provides a theoretical and practical basis for the student to define and
plan individual career/life goals. Lecture and discussions will analyze the processes
involved in making informed career decisions as well as effective strategies for determining
career goals. Students will also identify and discuss the employability skills most
commonly sought by employers. CSU