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Want help succeeding in college?

Understanding your goals is the first step toward success. College is no different. The following courses will develop your college experience by teaching you about what it means to be a college student.

  • COL 090 College Study Skills
  • COL 101 College Success Seminar
  • COL 104 Online Information and Internet Research
  • COL 299 Sophomore Portfolio Assessment


For full descriptions, see College Development course descriptions.

COL 090 College Study Skills

Develops, improves, and practices study skills critical to success in college. Learn to improve your time management, concentration, memory, note-taking, exam preparation, and test-taking.

COL 101 College Success Seminar

Teaches freshmen how to succeed in college. Required of all first-time freshmen students.

COL 104 Online Information and Internet Research

The Internet has changed everything. Learn the skills you need to utilize it effectively in college. Focus is on strategies for searching online catalogs, indexes, and the Internet. Includes resource comparison, evaluation and citation, and types of information.

COL 110 Career Development

Assists in making career decisions through assessment of interests, values, and abilities. Application of these traits to world of work to find career as appropriate combination of these three. In-depth exploration of several careers.

COL 299 Sophomore Portfolio Assessment

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

Students will complete activities from 3 discipline areas which will include evidence of Higher Order Thinking (HOT) and Managing Information (MI). Students may be required to complete a comprehensive standardized assessment test. The discipline areas are: Humanities, Social Science, and Multicultural/Valuing.

Co-requisites: students should take this course after completing 30 hours of their 42 hour AA general education transfer block.

Questions about the college development classes (COL 090 or 104)?

Contact Stephanie Tolson, dean of learning resources and academic support, at 636-922-8444.

Questions about the Sophomore Portfolio/Capstone (COL 299)?

Contact Jane Wright, professor of foreign languages, at 636-922-8201.

Questions about College Success (COL 101)?

Contact Vicky Herbal, Professor of Sociology, at 636-922-8666.

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