Student Development (STD) at Virginia Highlands Community College


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STD 98 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
STD 101 - Orientation To (specify the Discipline)
Introduces students to the skills which are necessary to achieve their academic goals, to the services offered at the college and to the discipline in which they are enrolled. Covers topics such as services offered 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.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
STD 104 - Study Skills
Assists students in planning strategies to overcome nonproductive study habits and in implementing positive study behaviors. Includes management, memory improvement, note taking, and test taking.
Lecture 1-3 hours per week.
1-3 credits
STD 106 - Preparation for Employment
Provides experience in resume writing, preparation of applications, letters of application, and successfully preparing for and completing the job interview. Assists students in identifying their marketable skills and aptitudes. Develops strategies for successful employment search. Assists students in understanding effective human relations techniques and communication skills in job search.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits