IVYT 072 Research Strategies
Prerequisites:None.Enhances success in college by assisting stu- dents in obtaining skills necessary to reach their educational,career, and life objectives,specifically in the area of information literacy. Students will learn how to use an email account and a variety of on- line resource information databases.Students will learn how to gather required information for source citation when summarizing, paraphrasing,and quoting resources.The course also addresses basic
issues concerning informational integrity. IVYT 073 Styles of Learning
Prerequisites:None.Enhances success in college by assisting stu- dents in obtaining skills necessary to reach their educational,career, and life objectives.Students will learn a holistic,integrated,princi- ple-centered approach for solving academic challenges.This course represents a step-by-step learning process which provides effective
tools that help students adapt to change. IVYT 101 First Year Seminar
Prerequisites:None.Provides students with an overview of skills and strategies necessary to reach their educational,career,and life objectives.Topics include time management,study skills,learning styles,campus and community resources,critical thinking,utilization
of technology,career skills,and diversity in society.
IVYT 102 Information Studies and Research Skills
Prerequisites:None.Introduces students to a variety of information skills:understanding how information and knowledge is produced and organized;creating a strategy for finding information;using and identifying print and electronic resources;locating and evaluat- ing information found;citing and documenting information appro- priately; and understanding issues relating to intellectual freedom
and copyright laws. IVYT 103 Health and Wellness
Prerequisites:None.Educates students about the importance of fit- ness/ wellness in their everyday lives.Students will have the oppor- tunity to customize their own behavioral plans for fitness/wellness.
IVYT 104 Critical Thinking
Prerequisites:None.Assists students in developing critical thinking
strategies with academic and workplace applications. IVYT 105 Managing Personal Finances
Prerequisites:None.An overview of how to manage personal finances.The course includes information in the areas of personal
finances,loans,credit and investing. IVYT 106 Career Exploration
Prerequisites:None.Enhances success in college by assisting stu- dents in obtaining the skills necessary to identify their life,educa- tional, and career goals,specifically in the area of academic and pro-
grammatic offerings that support possible career choices.
IVYT 107 Professional Presence
Prerequisites:None.Provides students with the opportunity to develop a professional presence in business and social settings. Topics include professional communication,proper etiquette and job
IVYT 108 Academic Portfolio and Project Development and Management
Prerequisites:None.A study of the basic project and portfolio process and provides students with the opportunity to plan and develop a project or portfolio for academic or professional presentation.
IVYT 109 Online Learning Technologies
Prerequisites:None.Prepares students to succeed in an online learn-
ing environment.The course provides an opportunity to demon- strate intellectual,social,and technical skills through the use of online technologies.This course also prepares students for online learning and training opportunities in the workplace.
IVYT 110 Transfer Success
Prerequisites:None.Examines the essential skills and information needed for transfer to a four-year institution.Emphasizes developing
an individual transfer plan. IVYT 120 New Student Seminar
Prerequisites:Minimum entry assessment.Enhances success in col- lege by assisting students in obtaining skills necessary to their edu- cational, career,and life objectives.Students will create and apply critical thinking strategies in areas of time management,media lit- eracy, learning styles,study skills,career planning,money manage-
ment, and resource utilization. IVYT 171 Student Leadership Academy
Prerequisites:None.This course provides emerging and existing leaders the opportunity to explore the concept of leadership and to develop and improve their leadership skills.The course integrates readings from the humanities,experiential exercises,films,and con-
temporary readings on leadership. IYDP 101 Child and Youth Development
Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assess- ment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 025 and ENGL 032. Course examines the physical,social,emotional,cognitive,and moral development of children and youth. Theories of child development, biological and environmental foundations of development,and the study of children/youth through observation and assessment strate- gies are explored. Influence of diversity issues is discussed in relation to developmentally appropriate behavior as well as pro-social and anti-social behavior. Strategies for building positive relationships and self-regulated behavior are addressed in addition to support from community and professional resources.Observation and assessment of children/youth in environmental settings may be required.
IYDP 102 Families and Communities
Prerequisites: Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 025 and ENGL 032. Examines stages of the family life cycle and interpersonal rela- tionships among family members within a context of cultural awareness and appreciation of diversity. Recognizes impact of cul- tural variations in attitudes,values,language,gestures,and customs
upon the family’s ability to function. Includes information about
major racial and ethnic groups in the United States.
IYDP 103 Service Environment for the Youth Professional
Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 025 and ENGL 032.Course introduces students to the concepts of creating safe and healthy environments for children and youth. Topics include structur- ing age and ability-appropriate activities,promoting good health and nutrition,preventing and reducing injuries,practicing behaviors that contribute to the prevention of illness,and providing safe environ- ments in both indoor and outdoor settings. Students will learn how to use space,equipment,and materials as resources for creating interesting,secure,and enjoyable environments that encourage interaction,exploration,learning and self-management for children
and youth,including those with special needs. IYDP 104 Curriculum for Child and Youth
Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 025 and ENGL 032.This course examines environments,materials,activities,and strategies which foster the development of children and youth including those with special needs.The use of observation in meet- ing the comprehensive needs of children and youth is explored. Techniques which promote positive relationships,community build- ing, effective communication,conflict resolution,and problem solv- ing skills are reviewed.Students will develop,implement,and assess
appropriate activities. IYDP 115 Professionalism
Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 025 and ENGL 032.This course prepares students to interact with clients and col- leagues in a professional manner. Explores issues commonly experi- enced while working with youth. This course emphasizes ethical considerations in human services and helps prepare students to
secure credentialing in the youth worker field. LAND 101 Landscape Trees
Prerequisites:None.Identification of shade,ornamental,and ever- green trees. Including evaluating species quality,growth habits,site adaptability; covers 125 species important to landscaping tree care.
LAND 102 Shrubs and Other Plants
Prerequisites:None.The identification of 125 shrubs,vines,ground