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SPS 093 - BEP Seminar

Description: (Dual listed with BEP 093). SPS Seminar is a required course of the Basic Education Program. The seminar focuses on values clarification, identification and applications of individual learning styles, critical thinking, problem solving, career exploration and understanding College policies. Students will be expected to demonstrate the understanding of these concepts and skills in the other courses of the college preparatory program and in making plans for the next semester of their education. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 0
Department: Student Personnel Services

SPS 101 - Career Orientation

Description: This is a transitional introductory career awareness course that assists the individual to learn from self-appraisal activities and career information gathering. Topics to be covered include: understanding one's interests, skills, work values and personality style as well as an investigation of career fields. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Winterim, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 1
Department: Student Personnel Services

SPS 102 - Career Development and Exploration

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. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Student Personnel Services

SPS 103 - Academic Success

Prerequisites: Course restricted to students with an academic standing of B, D and J.

Description: Academic Success is a course designed to help at-risk students assess and apply the life skills and the academic strategies they need in order to improve their academic performance. Students will explore the factors that contributed to their academic difficulty and learn how to develop a comprehensive plan for academic success. Topics to be covered include: organizational techniques, effective planning, self-assesment, motivation, and self-management. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 1
Department: Student Personnel Services

SPS 111 - Understanding Substance Use, Abuse and Addiction

Description: The course will address the nature of chemical dependency, recovery and treatment. Students will have an opportunity to analyze their own assumptions and attitudes toward chemicals and chemically dependent persons and develop an understanding of the biopsychosocial disease model of addiction. The course will also provide students with an understanding of drugs and drug abuse in American culture. The history of various drugs, their effects on society and human behavior will be examined. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Student Personnel Services

SPS 201 - Perspectives on People with Disabilities

Description: The course enables the understanding of the social and personal experiences of people with disabilities. Emphasis is placed on how different cultures view and interact with this population. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Student Personnel Services

SPS 202 - Career Management

Prerequisites: SPS 102 or permission of Department

Description: This course is intended for students who have already engaged in the career exploration process. Topics to be covered include: self-awareness, world of work and survey of career fields, employer research, employment organizational structures, effective networking, targeted resume and cover letter development, interviewing skills, professional etiquette, experiential learning, motivational theory and development, and self marketing strategies. This is a hands-on learning experience emphasizing the development of lifelong career management skills and tools. SUNY GEN ED-GSBS; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Student Personnel Services