Location:Student Services Building, 1st floor
|Monday||8:00 am - 7:00 pm|
|Tuesday||8:00 am - 7:00 pm|
|Wednesday||8:00 am - 7:00 pm|
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
|Friday||8:00 am 4:00 pm|
Personal Development Courses
PD 1 Introduction to College (1 unit)
Teaches the necessary skills to succeed in college. Emphasis is placed on college policies and procedures, campus resources, study skills and time management. Additional topics include: certificate, associate degree requirements, and transfer admission requirements.
PD 4 Career Planning (1 unit) CSU
Designed to give undecided student an understanding of the career planning process. It includes vocational tests, various self appraisal techniques, and information regarding occupational characteristics, trends, entry and career levels. Teaches career planning skills and allows the student to work toward a career choice
PD 8 Career Planning (2 units) CSU
Teaches the process of career planning. The emphasis is on learning about yourself and the world of work and how to use this information in career planning. This course also acquaints the students with college services, personnel, curricula, and student activities.
PD 20 Post Secondary Education: The Scope of Career Planning (3 units) UC:CSU
This Course introduces students to the role of higher education in society and to their role as students. Students explore personal attributes needed for college success, critical thinking and effective study strategies, relating to others in a diverse world, the career planning and decision making process, and transfer and educational planning. This course will also provide students with an overview of campus resources and policies.
PD 40 College Success Seminar (3 units) UC:CSU
This course will introduce issues related to higher education that impact student success. Topics will include an overview of academic success skills, value and purpose of higher education, Pierce College policies and procedures, ethics and responsibility, diversity, in higher education, educational strategies and planning, interpersonal communication, career development, learning assessments, health issues and self assessment techniques.