Human Development (HD)

HD090 Transition to College

Credit 1Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: Instructor consent is required.

This pre-college course prepares Transitions students to take appropriate college classes the following term. The class includes a one-hour lecture each week. Students learn how to find money for school, identify community and campus resources, create personal support systems and develop basic planning and organizational skills for success in college classes. Competencies include learning how to apply for financial aid, create and effectively use study groups for personal and academic support, outline math course success, understand basic computer literacy and create a realistic and effective personal and academic plan for the following term.

HD100A College Success (Course offered online)

Credit 1Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

This course focuses on empowering students to create greater success in their academic and personal lives by developing a better understanding of themselves and their choices. Students will: learn various approaches to make a smooth transition to college life; develop the ability to use MHCC tools, information and resources; apply proven strategies for time management, motivation, goal-setting and overcoming barriers; analyze their own self-awareness, cultural awareness, habits and values; and create greater academic, professional and personal success.

HD100C College Success

Credits 3Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

This course develops student understanding of the college culture and community. Course topics include college services, policies and procedures; goal setting; time management; educational planning; student responsibility and learning strategies for college success. All HD100 courses are equivalent; only one can be used to fulfill degree requirements.

HD101 On Track for College Success (Course offered online)

Credits 2Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

This course focuses on active learning and practice of skills and strategies designed to facilitate overall success in a college environment. Personal development and behavior change are emphasized. Topics include educational planning, financial literacy, problem solving, communication skills, change strategies and personal emotional regulation. Time management, goal setting and decision making skills are also presented.

HD105 Scholarship Success

Credits 2Fall

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course level.

Provides a systematic approach to researching and applying for scholarships. Topics include creating a scholarship portfolio, Oregon Student Assistance Commission application, MHCC Foundation application, internet resources, and research strategies. Students will identify skills, accomplishments, values, goals, and life experiences, and learn strategies to translate them into an effective scholarship application. Interviewing tips will be discussed. Panels and guest speakers, including scholarship winners, will share perspectives on the scholarship process.

Additional Course Fee: $10.00

HD110 Career Planning (Course offered online)

Credit 1Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: Not open to students who have completed HD208.

An introductory course designed to teach students the process for making career decisions. Students learn skills in self-assessment, career research and decision making. Activities may include taking the Strong Interest Inventory, the Self-Directed Search or other major career assessment, using computer-assisted career guidance systems (CACGS) and informational interviewing. This class is offered in a variety of formats including traditional classroom setting, online or as an open-entry, independent study format. Check the current class schedule for present offerings. A maximum of three credits will be awarded toward an MHCC degree to students who take both HD110 and HD208.

Additional Course Fee: $17.00

HD130 Today's Careers

Credits 2Fall/Winter/Spring

Exploration of various career clusters and pathways are reviewed and discussed in this class. Students learn about the World of Work map, the Department of Education's 16 Career Clusters and how to access in-depth career information as well as hear from professionals in a variety of fields. Students create a plan for their next steps in the career exploration process. This class is best suited for students who (1) need help choosing a major or program of study, (2) are looking for a new career direction, and/or (3) are not sure where to begin their career exploration process.

Additional Course Fee: $5.00

HD130AT Introduction to Careers: Applied Technology (Course offered online)

Credits 2Spring

Registration Requirement: None.

This course explores career opportunities in Applied Technologies areas of Automotive, Machine Tool, Welding, Mechatronics and Engineering Technology. The course will include educational requirements, workplace environment, physical requirements and career pathways. Students will complete hands on experiences.

HD130HC Introduction to Today's Careers: Health (Course offered online)

Credits 2Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: None.

This course explores career opportunities in the health professions. The focus is on the educational and licensing requirements, professional and ethical responsibilities, physical requirements, workplace environment and career pathways of each profession.

HD202 Life Transitions

Credits 3Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: This course is limited to Transitions students. Instructor consent is required.

This class is intended for persons involved in life changes who want to explore new directions, interests and the tools for improving self-esteem and confidence. Students focus on self-exploration and development of life-planning skills through a process of analyzing predictable life transitions. Emphasis is on developing and integrating skills in goal setting, decision making and plan implementation.

HD208 Career and Life Planning (Course offered online)

Credits 3Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This is an introductory career planning class, designed to guide you through the career decision-making process. You will learn more about yourself: your interests, skills, values, and personality, and how these relate to career and college major choices. You will also learn how to research and evaluate careers, make decisions, set goals, and develop action plans. The course includes self-assessment activities, personality and interest inventories, career research, and use of computerized resources. A maximum of three credits will be awarded toward a MHCC degree to students who take both HD110 and HD208.

Additional Course Fee: $30.00

HD209A How To Get the Job You Want

Credit 1Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This course explores how to market one's self to potential employers. It covers current trends in the workplace, how to research potential employers, target job objectives and develop effective paperwork such as the resume, cover letter and difficult applications. How to do informational interviewing and prepare for professional interviews may also be covered. May practice through videotaping. This course is available for 1-3 credits. (This course may also be offered as three distinct courses: HD209INT, HD209LOC and HD209RES, all for one credit each.)

HD209B How To Get the Job You Want

Credits 2Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This course explores how to market one's self to potential employers. It covers current trends in the workplace, how to research potential employers, target job objectives and develop effective paperwork such as the resume, cover letter and difficult applications. How to do informational interviewing and prepare for professional interviews may also be covered. May practice through videotaping. This course is available for 1-3 credits. (This course may also be offered as three distinct courses: HD209INT, HD209LOC and HD209RES, all for one credit each.)

HD209INT Interviewing Techniques

Credit 1

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This course is designed to introduce students to effective interviewing techniques. Students learn how to prepare for professional level interviews by creating a strategy for marketing their skills, education and experience as appropriate for specific interview situations. Mock interviews are conducted by students to practice and demonstrate their interviewing skills. (One part of the three-credit HD209 course, not open to students who have completed HD 209A, B, or C.) Offered at irregular intervals.

HD209RES Developing Your Resume

Credit 1Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This course is designed to introduce students to the process of writing a professional resume. Students learn how to identify their skills, education and experience, and create resumes targeted to specific positions. Students write at least one cover letter, chronological resume and functional resume. (One part of the three-credit HD209 course, not open to students who have completed HD209.)

HD209RIS Developing Your Resume - IS

Credit 1

Registration Requirement: Not open to students who have completed HD209.

HD225 Transferring to a Four-Year College

Credits 2Fall/Winter

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels. Recommended HD100.

Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution receive the opportunity to explore and gain an understanding of the various processes, requirements and issues that impact successful transitions from the community college. Emphasis is on identifying strategies and information critical to academic development and adjustment to four-year college systems. This course may include field trips to nearby four-year institutions.

Course fees are subject to change. Additional section fees (web, hybrid, etc.) may apply.

Course offered online

Cultural Literacy course