Academic Catalog


Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 2
Hours: 2 lecture per week (24 total per quarter)
Degree & Credit Status: Non-Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Basic Skills
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Student Learning Outcomes

  • The student will understand his/her learning style and patterns.
  • The student will be able to identify personal values and attributes.
  • The student will be able to find and understand their work style and developmental needs.
  • The student will be able to develop his/her personal profile.


This course enables students to explore and identify their learning styles, values, personality traits and develop a personal profile that helps them with their vocational choices.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. Discuss their learning styles and patterns
B. Identify personal values and personality traits
C. List personal work values and interpersonal skills
D. Explain their developmental needs and create an accommodation plan for educational and work environments
E. Develop their personal profile
F. Utilize compensatory strategies

Course Content

A. Assessments
1. Gerald M. Sturman's Myers-Briggs Work Personality Assessment
a. Understand their personality type relating to work
b. Personal and work values
1) Identify personal values
2) Identify work values
2. Development Needs Assessment
a. Understand developmental needs relating to work
b. Describe personal strengths and weaknesses
3. Holland's Interest Assessment
a. Understand their interests and match job opportunities
b. Explore industry sectors
c. Personal and work values
4. Develop a personal profile
a. Review personal assessments
b. Describe personal strengths and weaknesses
c. Compile and create oral and written profile
5. Explore strategies to improve memory, listening and reading comprehension skills

Lab Content

Not applicable.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

Accessible classroom.

Method(s) of Evaluation

Methods of Evaluation may include but are not limited to the following:

A. Class participation
B. Assessment tests
C. Assignments and projects
D. Journal

Method(s) of Instruction

Methods of Instruction may include but are not limited to the following:

A. Lecture
B. Discussion
C. Cooperative learning exercises
D. Oral presentations
E. Guest speakers

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Johnson-Tyler, Jan. The CEO of Self: An Executive Functioning Workbook. Evo Libri Consulting, 2014. ISBN 9781499294934
Although this text is older than the suggested "5 years or newer" standard, it remains a seminal text in this area of study.

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

A. Writing assignments: Students write in their portfolio about themselves with information from the assessment tests.
B. Reading assignments: Students read assessment tests and answer questions.
C. Reading textbook and journal.


Developmental Disabilities: Disabled Students Programs and Services