CG90 0 credits
Student Assistants' Training
Provides training in communication skills and referral techniques for locating college and community-based resources/services. Students serve as resource personnel to assist and refer other students with personal, social or academic concerns. Course does not transfer.
CG100 1-3 credits
College Success and Survival
Introduces students to aspects of academic success centering on strategies for discipline-specific and delivery-specific study habits, Web-based resources, and tools. This class also focuses on achieving positive outcomes in the academic environment by using the frameworks of teaching and learning style interactions, college systems understanding, positive behavior, and communication skills, and helps students make personal and social adjustments for college success. Focuses on college terms and information; class choice, degree requirements, use of library, and student services; balancing work, school and home demands; financial planning; forming study partnerships; and stress and time management.
Prerequisites: RD30 and WR30 or designated placement test scores.
CG105 1 credit
Finding the Money: Scholarship Essay Writing
Provides an opportunity for students to learn the components of an effective scholarship essay; develop their own personal scholarship essay from initial draft to final essay format; explore resources for funding college education; and learn strategies for effective research via the Internet.
Prerequisites: RD30 and WR30 or designated placement test scores. Offered fall, winter and spring terms.
CG111 1 credit
Study Skills for College Learning: Math Success
Provides students information, techniques, strategies and skills helpful in becoming more efficient in time management, studying, listening, note taking, exams, and stress reduction; addresses basic principles of psychology of learning and assists in creating positive tools towards successful math completion.
Prerequisites: RD30 and WR30 or designated placement test scores, and concurrent enrollment in a math class.
CG114 1 credit
Financial Survival for College Students
Provides students with general information and strategies on how to make fiscally wise choices for their education and future.
Prerequisites: RD 30 and WR30 or equivalent placement test scores. Offered fall term.
CG140 3 credits
Provides tools needed to make an informed career decision and set educational goals. The course includes self-assessment tools, career exploration options, guest speakers, and field trips. Use of the RCC website and Career Pathways roadmaps is included.
Prerequisites: RD30 and WR30 or designated placement test scores. Offered winter term.
CG144 1 credit
Introduction to Assertiveness Training
Examines assertiveness and its relationship to personality development. Focuses on responsible assertive behavior in everyday life, emphasizing communication that respects self and others.
Prerequisites: RD30 and WR30 or designated placement test scores. Offered winter and spring terms.
CG145 3 credits
Stress Management for Veterans
Assists both post-deployed and veteran students in making a positive transition from military to civilian life, or from deployment to post-deployment life, and is designed for combat veterans of any era. Students will learn strategies to assist in healthy stress management promoting greater success in academia, at work, in relationships, and in other social settings. Students learn strategies to more effectively manage stress (emotional, psychological, combat, physiological, and social, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). In addition, students will develop college and career goals resulting in a healthy transition plan.
Prerequisite: WR30 or designated placement test score. Offered infrequently.
CG147 1 credit
Develops an awareness of decision-making styles and encourages the practice of different decision-making styles to make effective educational and career choices.
Prerequisites: RD30 and WR30 or designated placement test scores.
CG150 3 credits
Exploring Careers in Science and Technology
Explores living wage careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Students examine the changing roles of men and women in the workplace, and explore and perform trades and technical skills.
Prerequisites: RD30 and WR30 or designated placement test scores. Offered infrequently.
CG155 3 credits
Exploring Careers in Health Care
Introduces students to a comprehensive range of health care professions. Students will explore career choices including educational requirements, job outlooks, occupational requirements, wage ranges and professional requirements. In addition, students will complete self-assessments using the Holland Code Quiz, the RCC Career Pathway and Health Careers Today to help determine which health careers are a good match for their interests and skills. This is a hybrid course that requires work in class and online.
Prerequisites: RD30 or designated placement test score; BT113 or WR115 (may be taken concurrently); ability to use the Internet, email, and the Rogue Online course management system is also required.
CG199 1 credit
Special Studies: Sexual Awareness
Allows students to explore societal trends, communication barriers, how the sexes portray each other, relationship conflicts, assertiveness, how our beliefs begin, what our responsibility is to ourselves and each other, and the benefits of healthy interactions.
Prerequisites: RD30 and WR30 or equivalent placement test scores. Offered fall term.
CG213 3 credits
Improving Parent-Child Relationships
Presents a coherent approach to positive parenting and is flexibly designed to meet parents’ varying needs and schedules. Specific parent-child interactions are analyzed and practical steps for effective interaction are identified.
Prerequisites: RD30 and BT113 or WR115; CS120 highly recommended. Ability to use the Internet, email, and the Rogue Online course management system is also required. Offered winter term.
HD75 2 credits
Special Studies in Career Development
Provides students with the forum in which to explore careers in various fields of study and/or in various career clusters. Surveys techniques for marketing individual occupational skills. Focuses on preparing for the job search process, writing a resume, interviewing techniques, and developing the interpersonal relationship skills necessary for a positive job attitude. Course is graded on a pass/no pass basis. Course does not fulfill program requirements.
HD90 2 credits
Transition to College
Helps students develop basic planning and organizational skills for success in college classes. Includes choosing appropriate classes. Explores ways to finance education, identifies community and campus resources, and encourages development of personal support systems.
Prerequisites: RD30 and WR115. Offered infrequently.
HD114 2 credits
Designed to provide students with a wide array of useful life planning and management tools. During the course, students try each of the tools to test their applicability and value in managing their own circumstances. As a final assignment, students select tools that are personally valuable and confirm their planned use beyond the course.
Prerequisites: RD30; BT113 or WR115 (may be taken concurrently). Offered infrequently.
HD116 2 credits
Challenges students to cross over the boundaries of various academic disciplines and learn to use their imaginations freely to synthesize information and reshape ideas into new possibilities. Emphasis is on exploring and developing creative potential through art, drama, and writing.
Prerequisite: RD30 and WR30 or designated placement test scores. Offered winter term.
HD215 2 credits
Prepares TRiO students for transfer to four-year colleges or universities. Focuses on understanding different types of educational institutions, development of strategies for choosing a transfer institution and major, identification of resources to assist in the transfer process, and information for obtaining financial aid including scholarships. Students will receive training in Career Information Systems (CIS) and use various school websites to aid in decision making.
Prerequisites: CS120 or BA131 (or demonstrated computer proficiency), and BT113 or WR115.