SDV 101 Syllabus


Division:        Arts and Sciences                                                   Date: February 2014


Curricula in Which Course is Taught: Science, General Education Certificate


Course Number and Title: SDV 101, Orientation to College Transfer


Credit Hours: 1        Hours/Wk Lecture: 1          Hours/Wk Lab: 0    



I.              Catalog Description: Introduces students to the skills which are necessary to achieve their academic goals, to services offered at the college and to the discipline in which they are enrolled. Covers topics such as services at the college including the learning resources center; counseling, and advising; listening, test taking, and study skills; and topical areas which are applicable to their particular discipline.


II.            Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught:

An understanding of process used for transferring to four year colleges and universities.


III.           Required background: ENF 1 competency recommended.


IV.          Course Content:


A.   DCC Policies and Procedures

B.   Learning Styles

C.   Career Development

D.   Transfer and Articulation Agreements

E.   College Survival Skills/Study Skills

F.    MyDCC Navigation


V.           Learner Outcomes


The student will:

VI. Evaluation

A.   understand College services, policies and procedures.

B.   be able to calculate Grade Point Average

C.   be familiar with their individual learning styles and skills the student can utilize to increase learning abilities

D.   be familiar with career options within their chosen major

E.   have a written resume

F.    understand skills need to perform well in College

G.   be familiar with MyDCC

Student performance will be evaluated by using a combination of assignments, quizzes and tests as defined by the individual faculty member.

All written assignments will be assessed for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and consistency according to the conventions of standard English.


         VII.    This course supports the following objectives:


DCC Educational Objectives:


Personal Development