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Course Descriptions

CG090 Peer Assistance Training
Provides training in implementing communication skills, leadership qualities, referral techniques, and assistance in locating college and community-based resources and services as peer assistant. Students serve as resource personnel to refer other students with personal, social or academic concerns. Su
3 Credits

CG100 Preparing for College
Introduces students to techniques, strategies and information fundamental to success in the college environment. F, W, Sp
1 Credits

CG101 Planning College Finances
Explores issues involved in creating a personal plan for financing higher education. Includes types of financial aid, scholarship searching, student loans, financial planning, and financial decision making strategies. W
1 Credits

CG102A College Preparation: International 1A
Introduces international students to information, resources, and strategies to be successful in the U.S. educational environment. Designed for beginning and intermediate non-native English speakers attending the Language and Culture Institute. F, W, Sp, Su
1 Credits

CG102B College Preparation: International 1B
Focuses on information, resources and strategies international students need to successfully transition from language study to college study. Designed for advanced non-native English speakers attending the Language and Culture Institute. Prerequisite: CG102A with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp, Su
1 Credits

CG103 College Preparation: International 2
Familiarizes international students with information, resources, and strategies to be successful in the U.S. educational environment. Designed for full-time, first-term college-level students. F, W, Sp, Su
2 Credits

CG104 Your College Experience
Explores campus resources, links students to academic and social support systems. Identifies college academic expectations, evaluates personal readiness for college challenges, creates personal education plans, and connects students with peers, mentors and key staff/faculty for college success. Prerequisite: High school students registered with the Office of High School Programs.
3 Credits

CG110 Career and Life Planning
Introduces students to strategies and procedures for effective career decision making. Provides assessment of individual personality style/traits, interests, skills/abilities, expectations, and values. Introduces methods and resources for conducting occupational research. F, W
2 Credits

CG114 Career and Life Development
Provides strategies to integrate the personal, educational, and occupational elements of career and life development. Introduces the life-long process of career planning and transitions. Includes assessment of experiences, interests, skills, values, and personality and how these can influence career choice. Covers planning for education and training, decision making, and planning short-, medium-, and long-range career plans. Recommended: Placement into RD090 and WR090, or completion of each with a grade of C or better. F, W, Sp, Su
3 Credits

CG121A Student Mentor TRIO/CAMP
Develops necessary skills to be an effective mentor. Prepares mentors to serve as role models to encourage and influence the personal, educational and professional development of first generation college students in TRiO or CAMP. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Prerequisite: Must pass a criminal background check if working with middle or high school students. F, W, Sp
2 Credits

CG121B Leadership through Mentoring
Develops necessary skills to be an effective mentor and community leader. Prepares mentors to serve as role models to encourage and influence the personal, educational, and professional development of at-risk students. Course may be repeated for a maximum of six credits. Prerequisite: Must pass a criminal background check if working with middle or high school students. F, W, Sp
2 Credits

CG121C Leadership Through Mentoring 2
Builds on and expands mentoring and community leadership skills. Complements and enhances CG121B and D. Prepares students to take on more responsibility in coordinating college access-focused programming to complete with their mentees. Represents a course in the three-part Leadership Through Mentoring series. W
2 Credits

CG121D Leadership Through Mentorship
Expands on and wraps up mentoring, community leadership, and college access skills developed in CG121B and CG121C. Teaches students to facilitate their mentees’ transitions to high school or college and to transfer the skills they have learned to other classes, to their career, and to other community engagement opportunities. Guides mentees through a mini-lesson and project related to an academic or community engagement topic of their choosing. Sp
2 Credits

CG123 Community Service Leadership
Introduces basic leadership skills necessary for working with community service projects. Enhances leadership abilities through theory and practical experience. Inspires students to make a difference. F, W, Sp
2 Credits

CG124 Student Representation 1
Prepares student leaders to serve the mission of the Associated Students of Chemeketa (ASC) program in a responsible, ethical and professional manner. Introduces effective meeting tools, customer service skills, leadership and teamwork concepts. Prerequisite: Must be a member of the Associated Students of Chemeketa (ASC Executive Board, ASC Student Council, or ASC Storm Front volunteer team) prior to enrollment. F
1 Credits

CG125 Student Representation 2
Prepares second year lead ASC students to serve the mission of the program in a responsible, ethical, and professional manner while managing the goals of the whole membership. Introduces advanced skills and tools related to ASC tasks; training, evaluation, advocacy and recognition. Prerequisite: CG124 with a grade of C or better; and be a member of the incoming Associated Students of Chemeketa (ASC) Executive Board; or consent of instructor. W
1 Credits

CG126 Student Representation 3
Prepares lead ASC students to serve the mission of the program in a responsible, ethical and professional manner while managing the goals of the whole membership. Applies more advanced skills and tools related to ASC tasks, project evaluation, project management, customer service, leadership, conflict resolution and problem solving. Prerequisite: CG125 with a grade of C or better; and be a member of the Associated Students of Chemeketa (ASC Executive Board, ASC Student Council or ASC Storm Front volunteer team) prior to enrollment; or consent of instructor. Sp
1 Credits

CG128 Leadership Development
Explores the definition of leadership and provides knowledge of basic leadership skills. Develops and enhances leadership abilities through practical skill building in teambuilding, goal-setting, role modeling, public speaking, time management, ethics, diversity, and customer service. Inspires cultivation of a personal leadership vision. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. W, Sp
2 Credits

CG129 Student Life Leadership
Introduces students to techniques, strategies and information fundamental to success in a college/work environment. Explores leadership qualities, meeting facilitation skills, planning and organizational skills and college and office policies and procedures. Prerequisite: Must be hired in a Student Retention and College Life Leadership position. F, W, Sp
1 Credits

CG130A Career Exploration and Planning
Uses an individualized study approach to select and explore career identification and decision-making. Includes evaluation of individual personality type, interests, skills, values and work-related preferences. F, W, Sp
1 Credits

CG130B Career Exploration and Planning
Uses an individualized study approach to provide information and resources needed in exploring careers. Explores and assesses how interests, skills, values and personality type influence career choice. Includes career research references as well as information on job and labor market trends. F, W, Sp
2 Credits

CG130C Career Exploration and Planning
Uses an individualized study approach to provide information, instruments, and resources useful in exploring and determining career and life decisions. Includes selection of various career components involving assessment, research, planning, and decision-making process and identification of educational or training objectives. F,W, Sp
3 Credits

CG140 Student Services Leadership 1
Prepares student leaders to represent the college in a responsible, ethical, and professional manner. Introduces customer service and teamwork concepts. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. F
1 Credits

CG141 Student Services Leadership 2
Continues to build professional customer service skills. Introduces personal/professional development tools such as public speaking, conflict styles, and time and stress management. Prerequisite: CG140 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W
1 Credits

CG225 Four-Year College Transition
Identifies criteria to use in selecting a college and major, and the connection between the transfer student's current college and four-year colleges. Provides strategies and information to assist in the transition to the four-year college systems. F, W
2 Credits