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GENERAL STUDIES COURSES


Student Success and First Year Experience courses:

General Studies 095 Student Orientation to Advising & Registration (0 credits)

Identify degree and certificate programs, learn how to navigate Olympic College's advising and registration processes and plan for graduation. For all new degree-seeking students.


General Studies 097 Orientation to Canvas (0 credits)

Demonstrate the ability to participate in a discussion forum; use the Canvas email system to communicate with faculty or students; attach a file and submit via a drop box; identify the technology used to operate Canvas and resources for online support.

General Studies 101 Orientation to College (1 credit)

Students develop an understanding of what it means to be a college student, how to identify, locate and utilize student support services, develop strategies to transition to college, understand the importance of diversity in the immediate learning environment and explore technology tools and resources. 

General Studies 121 Success for Student Cohorts (i.e. Athletes, Welders, etc.) (2 credits)

Intensive seminar to help prepare student cohorts for success at Olympic College and beyond, including identifying expectations in higher education, and career goals. 

General Studies 131 Student Success Skills (3 credits)

Support in the learning and application of self-assessment and study skills for students new to higher education.


Linked and Special Interest Courses:

General Studies 102 Math Study Skills (2 credits)

Covers Math discomfort, note-taking, homework, textbook study, learning styles, test preparation, language of mathematics and problem solving. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in a mathematics course recommended.

General Studies 130 Dependable Strengths Process (2 credits)

Use a writing and dialog process to assess and articulate personal strengths and abilities. Designed to facilitate goal-setting for people experiencing career and life transitions.

General Studies 140 Career Planning/Life Exploration (1 credit)

Identify interests and values in relationships to the world of work. Establish or change career goals and learn skills for ongoing career and life planning. Determine the effects of outside variables to see the impact on career choices.

General Studies 150 4-Year College Transfer Preparation (1 credit)

Identify the steps for transferring to a 4-year college including admission requirements, majors, and program prerequisites. Career exploration and navigating Olympic College's degrees and graduation requirements will also be addressed.

General Studies 160 Vet & Military Transition to College (2 credits)

A study of the challenges veterans and military members face transitioning from military work to higher education and strategies to assist them.

General Studies 163 Psychology of Self-Esteem (1 credit) 

An examination of the sources of self-esteem and the multi-cultural factors that affect self-esteem.