Behavioral, Social Sciences and EducationStudent Life Skills (SLS) Courses
Why take a Student Life Skills course?
Enrolling in a Student Life Skills course can increase your chance of success in college and your career. You’ll gain valuable leadership experience, time management and study skills, and a better understanding about your strengths that will help you succeed in the workplace.
A study by Columbia University researchers showed that students who took SLS courses had a better chance of earning a credential, persevering through their studies and transferring to a university.
Student Life Skills (SLS) Courses available at TCC
SLS 1301- Career Planning
Preparing to enter the workforce? This 1-credit, 8-week course is for you! This class focuses on the career planning process, cover letters, mock interviews and much more. This class counts as an elective.
SLS 1510- College Success
This 3-credit class is designed to help first-year students have a smooth transition to college. We focus on college resources, college policies and procedures, goal-setting, personal responsibility, health and wellness, meta-majors, career selections and much more. This is a General Education Requirement for the A.A. degree. (Grade of C or better is required.)
SLS 2261-Dynamics of Leadership Development
We live in a competitive world and leadership skills are a must for success. This 3-credit class is an opportunity to explore your leadership potential and discover what skills you can maximize for your success. This is a General Education Requirement for the A.A. degree. (Grade of C or better is required.)
Service Learning at TCC
What is Service-Learning at TCC?
At TCC, Service-Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in the context of enriched student learning, civic responsibility and measureable community impact.
As an aspect of all SLS 2261-Dynamics of Leadership Development classes, students are required on a project of their choosing, fitting within the Service-Learning criteria. Students are able to work with a number of established TCC community partners or any outside organization of their choice. At the end of the semester, the service hours devoted to the project are added to the student’s TCC transcript.
Service-Learning encourages a life-long community involvement and engages students in conscious, intentional, and critical thinking. It also provides students with a variety of other opportunities:
- Explore professional fields and enhance leadership skills
- Network with professionals and perhaps connect students to future jobs.
- Improve confidence and self-esteem
- Practice skills group dynamics and group development
Student Life Skills (SLS) Faculty
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