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Student Skills

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Sierra College provides a variety of courses aimed at promoting student success. Student Skills courses offered are designed to assist students with their transition to and progress through college.

You can find all Student Skills classes in our catalog

Learning Disabilities Courses

Orientation to the Learning Disabilities program and assessment of learning strengths and weaknesses to determine eligibility for learning disability services using step by step guidelines mandated by the California Community College system. (pass/no pass grading) (not degree applicable)

Perceptual Training Courses

Courses offered in this department are designed primarily for Learning Disabled students. The emphasis is placed on perceptual development through an individualized program. These courses may include vision training, auditory processing/discrimination, and learning strategies.

Personal Development Courses

Courses offered in this department are designed to assist students with the transition to college life by setting realistic educational, career, and personal goals.

Skill Development Courses

Skill Development classes are offered through the Learning Resource Center. SKDV 1 is a one-unit course which is part of the tutor training qualifications. SKDV 801 is a non-credit course that provides tutoring or learning assistance to students in all disciplines.

All students who use tutoring or learning assistance will enroll in SKDV 801 Supervised Tutorials.

Skill Development

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)

  • Evaluate skills and knowledge necessary for academic success.
  • Identify and investigate ways to improve skill set to achieve academic success.
  • Apply knowledge of skills necessary for success in the academic arena.
  • Identify and utilize appropriate academic support resources to improve their own academic performance.

Learning Disabilities

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)

  • Students will identify and apply effective and efficient learning strategies
  • Students will identify factors that impede and/or promote their academic progress and formulate strategies to achieve academic success

Personal Development

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)

  • Demonstrate ability to access college and/or community resources that can help students achieve their goals
  • Apply critical thinking and problem-solving strategies to make academic, career and/or personal decisions
  • Demonstrate appreciation and understand of the importance and influence of social and cultural diversity in academic, career, and/or life planning
  • Enhance self-awareness through self-assessment, applying theories of learning, communication, psychology and/or career development that are relevant to college and life success
  • Formulate academic, career and/or personal goals and create an action plan to achieve them

Perceptual Training

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)

  • Identify and apply visual perceptual skills strategies appropriate for academic success.
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