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Personal Development Classes

The Counseling Division offers a variety of Counseling/Personal Development (CPD) classes. Many of these classes will transfer as university electives.

Spring 2021

CPD 102AB (Career Exploration; 2 credits)
Take a career assessment and explore your career options.

CPD 150 (Strategies for College Success; 3 credits)
Learn techniques on note taking, study skills, and memorization as well as planning for your career.

CPD 150AC (Educational and Career Planning; 1 credit)
Explore your work-related interests, values, and skills.

These classes will help you identify a college major, field of interest and future career. They will also provide you with strategies to be successful in college.

What will you come away with after one of our classes?

Here’s what our former students have said:

CPD 102AB: “I thought that the workbook activities, career aptitude assessments, class discussions, and class assignments were all beneficial to my learning. Also, I enjoyed listening to the professor's life and career experiences. It makes a difference to me when I can hear about others and that their paths have been non-linear. Overall, the class format was very insightful and useful, and I enjoyed being a member of this class.”

CPD 150: “Great class I will recommend to friends as I believe it was a useful resource and made starting college an easier process.”

“The self assessments were very helpful learning more about myself and the experience was great since this is my first year of college because I learned more about college life.”

CPD 150AC: “I think this course was awesome... I also think it should be a required course for all degrees or certificates.”

Students are required to take CPD150 or CPD150AC within the first two semesters if:

  • They are attending college for the first time;
  • Intend to earn a degree; and
  • Had a high school grade point average below 2.6