Student development is emphasized through a courses including career planning, preparation for employment, and human potential realization. The focus of these courses and other activities is to assist the individual in the exploration and development of values, as well as personal skills; and to achieve an effective life in employment, academic endeavors, and in interaction with others.
The College Success course, SDV 100, is required for graduation in all degree programs and many certiﬁcate programs. Students are required to take SDV 100 or SDV 108 as part of the ﬁrst 12 credits enrolled. Because the course emphasizes tools and strategies for college success, students are encouraged to take this course the ﬁrst semester of attendance at the College. Students who are required to take 2 or more developmental courses in reading, writing, or math should take SDV 108, College Survival Skills, in place of SDV 100.