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SPS 102 Career Development and Exploration

Fall 2017
Instructor Contact
Instructor Deborah Kimbrough-Lowe
Office Nassau Hall, Room 2
Office M-F by appointment
Hours Online-Wednesday @ 8:00 pm
Phone 516 572-7127
E-mail Deborah.Lowe@ncc.edu

Course Information
Course Name Career Development and Exploration
Course ID & Section SPS 102 Section BA
Credit Hours 3
Semester/Year Fall/2017
Monday/Wednesday 8:00 am-9:15 am/Nassau Hall 206
Location
Wednesday/Blackboard

Course Description
The course examines individual behavior in the social contexts of
personal, family, work, and group backgrounds. Using extensive
career development and psychological theories from a wide
range of research, the course assists the individual to determine
successful methods of self-assessment and exploration, resulting
in the achievement of a broad perspective of the world of work.
Social factors such as job market volatility, industry trends and
environmental and technological needs are reviewed for
successful career exploration and decision making.

Course Objectives

 You will learn how to do a self-appraisal of your needs, interests and skills

 You will explore career resource information
 You will examine decision-making techniques

 You will learn the strategies of a job search

Required Text

 The Career Fitness Program: Exercising Your Options, 11th Edition
Authors: Diane Sukiennik and Lisa Raufman

Course Requirements
1. You are expected to complete the NCC Online Student Orientation found
in Blackboard.

2. You are expected to complete all readings, assigned text exercises.

3. You are expected to participate in all class and online discussions.

Missed Assignments/Make-Ups/Extra Credit
Missed assignments can be handed in, but will lose points toward the grade.

Evaluation and Grading
Add your evaluation and grading policies here. You may also choose to keep a
table below that best fits your grading scale.

Letter Grade Points
A 140-150 points
B+ 125-139 points
B 110-124 points
C+ 95-109 points
C 80-94 points
D+ 65-79 points
F 64 and below

All assignments are worth 5 points unless otherwise stated.
Quizzes: Total of 30 points
Research Project: 25 points

Attendance Policy
You are expected to attend all class sessions and participate in the Blackboard
online environment. You are allowed two unexcused absences.
Academic Honesty
Plagiarism and Cheating of any kind on an examination, quiz, or assignment will
result at least in an "F" for that assignment (and may, depending on the severity
of the case, lead to an "F" for the entire course) and may be subject to
appropriate referral to the Dean of Students for further action. See the NCC
Student Code of Conduct for further information. I will assume for this course that
you will adhere to the Student Code of Conduct of this College and will maintain
the highest standards of academic integrity. In other words, don't cheat by giving
answers to others or taking them from anyone else. I will also adhere to the
highest standards of academic integrity, so please do not ask me to change (or
expect me to change) your grade illegitimately or to bend or break rules for one
person that will not apply to everyone.

Disability Statement
"If you have a physical, psychological, medical, or learning
disability that may have an impact on your ability to carry out
the assigned coursework, I urge you to contact the staff at the
Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD), Building U, (516)
572-7241, TTY (516) 572-7617. The counselors at CSD will
review your concerns and determine to what reasonable
accommodations you are entitled as covered by the Americans
with Disabilities Act and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
of 1973. All information and documentation pertaining to
personal disabilities will be kept confidential.”
*****Please inform me if you have services from the Center for
Students with Disabilities.

Copyright
This course may contain copyright protected materials such as audio or video
clips, images, text materials, etc. These items are being used with regard to the
Fair Use doctrine in order to enhance the learning environment. Please do not
copy, duplicate, download or distribute these items. The use of these materials is
strictly reserved for this online classroom environment and your use only. All
copyright materials are credited to the copyright holder.

Third-Party Software and FERPA
During this course you might have the opportunity to use public online services
and/or software applications sometimes called third-party software such as a
blog or wiki. While some of these are required assignments, you need not make
any personally identifying information on a public site. Do not post or provide any
private information about yourself or your classmates. Where appropriate you
may use a pseudonym or nickname. Some written assignments posted publicly
may require personal reflection/comments, but the assignments will not require
you to disclose any personally identifiable/sensitive information. If you have any
concerns about this, please contact your instructor.