About the Department
The Department of College and Career Studies (CCST) at Central Lakes College helps every student achieve academic success by developing or enhancing basic skill proficiencies to assist in the successful transition into college. All Associate Arts Degree students are required to take a Student Success course in order to graduate.
It is important this course is taken early on in the college career since it is here where students are introduced to technology needed as a CLC student in addition to learning both what resources are available to them and how to access those resources. Other courses offered through CCST include “Career Planning”, “Employment Strategies”, and “Money Management” as well as other life enhancing courses.
Department Description: The College & Career Studies Department courses are designed to assist students in learning college and career success strategies and life management skills. These courses focus on development of the whole person and help students identify personal, educational, and career goals as well as make satisfying decisions for transition to the workforce as productive members of society. The learning and self-management skills developed in college and career courses can serve a lifetime. These courses do not lead to a major but are designed to provide students with the skills necessary for achieving personal, academic, and career success.
Department Learning Outcomes:
- Demonstrate an understanding of self through exploration of interests, personal values and personality traits.
- Develop and apply a repertoire of study skill strategies to optimize their academic success.
- Develop and apply job-search strategies that will lead to more effective marketing of their occupational skills.
- Develop and articulate a personal definition of a “successful life.”