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HSC 090
Senior Capstone


Credits: 1- 3
Clock Hours per Quarter: 30

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Lecture Hours:30


Description
Senior Capstone assists students enrolled in the Alternative Education Program or High School Completion Program in completing both the 'High School and Beyond Plan' and the 'Culminating Project', state-mandated high school graduation requirements. The course encourages students to think analytically, logically and creatively and to integrate experience and knowledge to solve problems, giving students a chance to explore a career or post-high school graduation plans in which they have a great interest, and offers student an opportunity to apply their learning in a "real world" way.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words by creating a final Culminating Project digital presentation.
  • Present personal information, reflection of high school experience, career and post-secondary research findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  • Illustrate presentation content with strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentation.
  • Research post-high school pathways (workforce options, post-secondary education, military,etc.); synthesize multiple sources on the subject and present finding throughout final Culminating Project presentation, demonstrating understanding of the research.
  • Deliver a final presentation, in speech and in composition, demonstrating a command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

  • 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
    Spring 2014
    1778
    Gary Benefiel
    HSC 090
    Winter 2014
    1778
    KIM CASSETTO
    HSC 090
    Winter 2014
    1779
    KIM CASSETTO
    HSC 090
    Fall 2013
    1778
    KIM CASSETTO
    HSC 090
    Spring 2013
    1763
    KIM CASSETTO


    Two Year Projected Schedule

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