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HSC 090
High School to College Transition


Credits: 1- 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:50


Description
This course allows students to develop and demonstrate On Course© strategies to adjust to the college experience, to develop a better understanding of the learning process, and to acquire essential academic survival skills as students transition from the high school to the college environment. Students will also research and create a High School and Beyond Plan and begin career exploration as part of the Washington State high school graduation requirements. Prerequisite: Enrollment in Alternative Education Program.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Intended Learning Outcomes (from College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Speaking and Listenting): Reading Common Core Standards/Outcomes: 1) Read closely to determine what the text says explicity and to make logical inferences from it. 7) Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formates, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
  • Speaking & Listening Common Core Standards: 4) Students will present information, findings, and support evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  • Common Core Standards for Writing: 4) Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. 5) Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. 6) Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback or information. 7) Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation. 8) Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the strenghts and limitations of each source in terms of the task, purpose, and audience; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and overreliance on any one source and following a standard format for citation.
  • Common Core Standards for Language: 1) Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. 2) Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. 6) Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readciness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowlege when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.

  • Course Topics
  • Career research and exploration (Career Coach, WOIS, Career Bridge, job shadow).
  • Personality inventories & career relevance (WOIS, Myers-Briggs).
  • Demystifying the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • SAT and ACT preparation.
  • Service learning – community mentoring & leadership.
  • College admission process and criteria.
  • College and secondary institution research.
  • Financial Planning, scholarships, and how to afford college.
  • Presentation technology (Prezi, Power Point, etc.)
  • Navigating and using WWCC’s online course student interface (CANVAS).
  • College information systems (Degree Audit, degree and program guides, e-schedule, Transfer website, Student Portal, Financial Aid Portal).
  • Educational planning.
  • Culminating Project.
  • Elements of public speaking.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    HSC 090
    Winter 2015
    1770
    Brian Gabbard
    HSC 090
    Fall 2014
    1778
    Gary Benefiel
    HSC 090
    Spring 2014
    1778
    Gary Benefiel
    HSC 090
    Winter 2014
    1778
    KIM CASSETTO
    HSC 090
    Winter 2014
    1779
    KIM CASSETTO


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
    X
    X
     
    X
    X
    X
    X
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.