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General Studies 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 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 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.

General Studies 141 Career/Transfer Planning (2 credits)
Students will create an individualized degree plan, establish or change career goals, learn the college transfer process, develop essential job seeking and career development skills, research admission/major requirements, and identify resources for college adjustment issues.