Personal Development (PD)

Credit Courses

PD 004 Personal Awareness Group (1 Unit)

Hours: 18 (18 lecture)

Concepts of emotional health and effective interpersonal behavior. Lecture and group discussion will guide students on how to effectively deal with life situations and improve student success.

PD 020B Strategies For Student Success (1 Unit)

Hours: 18 (18 lecture)

Focuses on specific strategies for achieving academic and personal success. Students come to understand motivation and learn how to identify and overcome self-defeating behaviors.

PD 025 Orientation To EOPS/CARE (1 Unit)

Limitations on Enrollment: Eligibility for EOPS/CARE Program required EOPS/CARE only.

Hours: 18 (18 lecture)

Orientation to acquaint students with campus, college procedures and policies, as well as programs. Graded Credit/No Credit.

PD 100 College Success (3 Units)

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Students clarify their educational objectives and develop the skills necessary to reach them. Topics include time management, reading and study skills, goal-setting, career planning, and communication skills.

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area E, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

UC Transfer Limit: PD 100 and 110 combined: maximum credit, one course.

PD 101A Orientation To College For Re-Entry Adults (1 Unit)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 098 and ENG 103.

Hours: 18 (18 lecture)

Introduction to the campus and its resources for adults returning to school. Topics include study skills, time management and coping with the transition to being a student again. Graded Pass/No Pass.

PD 101B Orientation to College For International Students (0.5 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ESL level 5.

Hours: 9 (9 lecture)

Provides an overview of the American higher education system as well as an orientation to the college and its student support services. Students learn about cultural patterns and adjustment issues, US classroom culture and college resources that are available to provide ongoing academic support.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

PD 102A Orientation to College for ESL (1 Unit)

Hours: 18 (18 lecture)

Introduction to the campus and its resources for first-time to college ESL students. Topics include study skills, time management, coping with the transition to being a student in the United States, and an introduction to SBCC educational programs.

PD 103 Career Planning (1 Unit)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Hours: 18 (18 lecture)

Students assess interests, values, skills and personality traits, and learn skills to link up careers and college majors. Topics include career assessment, decision-making, researching careers and majors.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

PD 107 Success Strategies For The Single Parent Student (3 Units)

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Designed to empower students to achieve academic and personal success. Strategies and success factors for single parent students. Addresses the need for developing good study habits, time management skills, and support systems. Students learn to identify and understand self-esteem and self-defeating behavior; develop strategies for change; and emphasize attitudes beneficial to achieving optimum academic performance.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

PD 110 Career Planning And Decision-Making (3 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Comprehensive approach to career planning. Exploration of interests, personality traits and values through career assessment inventories. Topics include choosing a major, educational planning, value clarification, skills analysis, decision-making and goal-setting. Job search skills include researching occupational information, on-site interviews, interviewing and resume writing.

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area E, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

UC Transfer Limit: PD 100 and 110 combined: maximum credit, one course.

PD 115 Effective Time Management (1 Unit)

Skills Advisories: ENG 70 or ENG 80.

Hours: 18 (18 lecture)

Students develop the skills necessary to effectively manage their time, develop and set realistic goals, and improve their ability to overcome issues that cause procrastination.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

PD 120 Peer Education/Lifestyles (1 Unit)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Hours: 18 (18 lecture)

Development of peer education skills around healthy lifestyle choices, with emphasis on the effects of alcohol and other drugs, HIV prevention, sexual health, relationships, self-esteem and stress management. Designed to enable students to participate in formal or informal campus, community or personal peer education and prevention programs. National Bacchus and Gamma Peer Education Certificate optional.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

PD 131 Stress Management and Wellness (3 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Learn and integrate effective coping strategies to promote self-awareness, personal wellness, academic success, and model these strategies, including managing symptoms of stress and other psychological conditions.

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area E, CSU Transferable

PD 133 Focus and Attention for Student Success (1 Unit)

Hours: 18 (18 lecture)

Concentration is critical in this digital age of multi-tasking. Stabilizing the mind and re-training it to focus attention and be aware of awareness can lead students towards clearer thinking, enhanced learning, satisfaction, creativity, more sustained balance, and mastery.

PD 140 College Success For Student Athletes (1 Unit)

Hours: 18 (18 lecture)

Mandatory course for all student-athletes participating in intercollegiate sports for the first time at SBCC. Students learn critical information on athletic eligibility and NCAA transfer requirements, and develop a long-term educational plan. Includes skills necessary for college success: time management, study skills and test-taking strategies.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

PD 145 College Success in Health Occupations (3 Units)

Skills Advisories: ENG 70 or ENG 80.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Students clarify their educational objectives and develop the skills necessary to attain them. Topics include time management, reading and study skills, goal-setting health occupations, career planning, and communication skills.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

PD 149A Academic Planning (1 Unit)

Course Advisories: Eligibility for ESL 122 and 123 and 124 or ESL 132 and 124.

Hours: 18 (18 lecture)

Introduction to academic planning, leading to the completion of a comprehensive Student Education Plan (SEP). Students learn to incorporate the major design elements of an SEP by utilizing resources and educational planning software to identify educational requirements and appropriately balance a course schedule.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

PD 149B Academic Planning for F1 Visa Students (0.5 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ESL level 5.

Hours: 9 (9 lecture)

Introduction to educational planning which leads to the completion of a long-term Student Education Plan (SEP). F1 visa students will learn to incorporate the major design elements of an SEP by utilizing resources that identify educational requirements and appropriately balance a course schedule.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

PD 149C Academic Planning for STEM Students (0.5 Units)

Hours: 9 (9 lecture)

Introduction to educational planning which leads to the completion of a comprehensive Student Education Plan (SEP). STEM students will learn to incorporate major design elements of an SEP by utilizing resources that identify educational requirements and appropriately balance a course schedule.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

PD 191A Career Planning: A Self-Directed Approach (1 Unit)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Hours: 18 (18 lecture)

Self-paced, individualized career planning course to include career assessment and testing, career counseling, independent career research. Students prepare a personal portfolio that includes short-term and future educational career plans and goals; and activities designed to achieve these goals. Course available through Internet assignments or through independent research conducted at the Career Center, with some class meetings required.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

PD 191B Math Success Seminar (1 Unit)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Hours: 18 (18 lecture)

Individualized course to help students find better patterns for success in mathematics.

PD 191D Orientation To College (0.5 Units)

Hours: 8.5 (8.5 lecture)

Designed to help new/first-time students understand the role of college, and to develop skills that promote academic persistence and personal adjustment.

Noncredit Courses

PD NC001 Personalized Career Planning (0 Units)

Hours: 8 (8 lecture)

This course focuses on the assessment of individuals strengths, interests, values, personality and abilities in the context of career and education planning. Students will improve decision making skills by exploring their own decision making styles and applying specific decision making models to their career planning process. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

PD NC002 Strategic Job Search (0 Units)

Hours: 8 (8 lecture)

This class is designed to help students develop and implement a strategic career and job search plan. Students will learn about sources of occupational information and how to utilize this information in the career planning and job search process. Course restricted to 98 repetitions