College Experience

CE-100: College Experience, Credits = 1 - 3
Designed to help students develop strategies to adjust to the college experience.

CE-101: Intermediate College Experience, Credits = 1
Designed to equip students with the skills necessary to make a successful transition to college. Students are given information regarding the various attitudes, behaviors, and choices essential for academic success, with a focus on strengthening the student's repertoire of positive learning strategies. Topics include: learning styles and multiple intelligences, memory and brain development, learning techniques, personal finance, graduation requirements and planning for high school completion, goals, motivation and positive habit formation. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

CE-105: The Successful Student, Credits = 1 - 3
The modularized course is designed to help students develop techniques and strategies to build learning skills that cross subject areas. The Successful Student Essay module prepares students to write basic organized essays used to answer essay exam questions and to demonstrate learning in non-composition courses. The Successful Student Online module prepares students to be successful when taking hybrid and fully online courses in Canvas. Finally, The Successful Math Student module helps students learn math study skills to be successful in all math courses at WWCC. NOTE: Credits are awarded based on the number of modules completed in the term.

CE-110: Learning Strategies for College, Credits = 2 - 3
Provides an overview of learning and motivation theories and methods that promote student success in the classroom. Empowers students to become active, responsible, and successful learners. Topics and techniques include: memory and learning, note taking, exam preparation and test anxiety, time management, goals clarification, learning style, concentration, self-awareness, financial literacy, and personal responsibility. Upon completion, students will demonstrate a clear understanding of the strategies required to meet their life goals. Co-requisite: Enrollment in at least one pre-college college-level course. Formerly PSY 100.

CE-114: Long-term Financial Planning and Continuing Education, Credits = 1
Course will provide the student with skills required for successful long-term financial planning. Students will become familiar with savings habits, influences on credit scores, capital planning, and other financial factors that will affect the individual in the long run. Students will learn the importance of retirement planning and the possibility of continuing education for self or potential children. Prerequisite: Must be fully enrolled in TRIO program and instructor permission.

CE-115: Personal and Family Budgeting, Credits = 1
Course covers budgeting and financial planning at the micro/personal level. It will teach students how to identify shortcomings in income vs. expenses, how to allocate available funds for self-sustainability, familiarize the individual with cost-cutting strategies, and teach credit, credit card, and checking account management. Prerequisite: Fully enrolled in TRIO program and instructor permission.

CE-120: Financial Literacy and College Costs, Credits = 2
Students will study the foundations of personal financial management, learning how to develop a personal financial plan and manage money. Topics include budgeting, debt, credit scores, banking, major purchases (such as a car or a house), insurance, retirement planning, taxes, student loan management, and asset building. Students will also learn about the cost of college, the price gaps between 2-year and 4-year public/private post-secondary institutions, rising cost of tuition, college cost planning, the importance of submitting the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) in a timely manner, how and where to search for diverse funding options, deadlines, and application procedures for funding options, and options for repayment of federal and private student loans. Recommended: TRiO participant.