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Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 0
Hours: 24 lecture per quarter (24 total per quarter)
Degree & Credit Status: Non-Degree-Applicable Non-Credit Course
Basic Skills
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Non-Credit Course (Receives no Grade)
Repeatability: Unlimited Repeatability


An open-entry, open-exit course for students with disabilities who seek academic support in general. Instruction and review of: time management, self-advocacy, short and long term planning, note-taking and study skills, organization, test preparation, reduction of test anxiety, utilization of assistive technology.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. Demonstrate knowledge of self-advocacy by learning how to discuss accommodations with their professors.
B. Utilize time management skills by creating a useful calendar and manageable quarter plan.
C. Acquire study skills, such as note taking and test taking.
D. Utilize alternative media to compliment their learning style.

Course Content

A. Develop executive functioning skills:
1. Time management
2. Organization
3. Course load management
4. Calendar skills
5. Punctuality
6. Motivation
7. Task initiation
8. School/life/work balance
9. Planning and prioritizing
10. Self-monitoring
B. Discuss Foothill College resources and services:
1. Assessment/Testing Center
2. Tutoring Centers
3. Counseling and Matriculation
4. Psychological Services
5. Internship Office
7. Financial Aid
8. Foothill Global Access
9. Health Services
10. Campus Safety
11. Honors Program
12. Learning Communities
13. Student groups
14. Campus Ambassadors Program
15. Priority registration
C. Discuss resources and services within the DRC:
1. Assistive technology
2. Computer Access Center
3. Learning assessments
4. Counseling
D. Develop a plan to be a successful student by learning about and understanding:
1. Library Resource Center services
2. The college calendar and important dates
3. Course catalog and schedule
4. The syllabus
5. Final exam schedule
6. Academic strengths and weaknesses
E. Clarify and articulate values, career, life and educational goals:
1. Understand and use goal setting processes
2. Complete and discuss goal setting exercises
3. Understand the role of self-awareness in goal setting
4. Describe the interrelatedness of academic, personal, and career goals
5. Identify short-term objectives that lead to long-term goals
6. Identify books and other goal setting materials and aids
7. Discuss the cognitive process from dreams to visions to goals
8. Recognize the importance of value clarification in goal setting

Lab Content

Not applicable.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment


Method(s) of Evaluation

Class participation

Method(s) of Instruction

A. Individualized instruction
B. Work in groups

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials



Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments