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Orientation to Higher Education (FYST 1000)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course provides you with specific skills needed to accomplish their academic and personal goals. Through lecture, discussion, group exercises, videos and self-reflection, students are introduced to a variety of topics critical to student success. These topics include, but are not limited to: learning styles, time management, test taking, critical thinking, diversity relationships and money management.
MnTC: Goal 2 Prerequisites:

Students must be enrolled in Starting Point.

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Career Planning (FYST 1010)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course examines interests, values, skills and personality styles and how they relate to the selection of a career and/or academic major. You will review occupational and educational information in order to determine which career/major path is appropriate for you and establish specific goals related to your choice of career and/or major. You will explore the job search process and engage in activities such as resume writing and mock interviewing, which will help prepare you for your eventual job search and/or transfer to a four-year college or university.
MnTC: Goal 2 Prerequisites:

Placement score into ENGL 0900 or ESOL 0051 or completion of ESOL 0041.

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ESOL Strategies for College Success (FYST 1015)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course provides English speakers of other languages (ESOL) with specific skills needed to accomplish their academic and personal goals. Through lectures, discussion, group exercises, videos, and career-exploration activities, you are introduced to a variety of topics necessary for success in school and employment. These topics include, but are not limited to: organizational techniques, time management, note taking, critical thinking, test taking strategies and learning styles.
MnTC: Goal 2 Prerequisites:

Placement score into ESOL 0031.

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Strategies for College Success (FYST 1100)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course is designed to increase students' success in college by assisting them in obtaining skills necessary to reach their educational objectives. Topics include college requirements and expectations, academic and career goal-setting, time planning, stress management, communication skills, learning styles, and an overview of study skills.
MnTC: Goal 2 Prerequisites:

Placement score into ENGL 0900 or ESOL 0051.

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