Educational Planning Session - Linn

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EDUCATIONAL
PLANNING SESSION
2010-2011
College Readiness Workshop (CRW)
Why Plan?
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Stay on track with your
educational goals
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Save time
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Save money
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Students with a plan are more likely to
be successful in college
Students with a plan are more likely to stay in
college
Education Plans…
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Help prepare you to see your advisor
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Advising Expectations
Prepare an education plan
 Monitor, track and revise your education plan
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Guideline for registering for future terms– register one
term at a time…but be aware…
Classes fill
 Instructor availability varies
 You may change your mind
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Intended to start you thinking about the educational
planning process. You can change your plan later!
What do I do if I am undecided on a major?
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Take classes in a major that might interest you
Talk with an Academic Advisor about the major(s) you
are considering
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Talk to people in the career that you are considering
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Take the Career Information System (CIS) assessment
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Get job experience, even if you have to volunteer
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Take career planning or personal growth classes
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Meet with a Counselor each term
After I decided on a major…
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Declare your major
 Submit
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a “Major Change Form” to Admissions
Obtain a Graduation Worksheet
 Use
this checklist as you complete your degree
 Submit to admissions when applying for graduation
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Seek Academic Advising regularly
 Advisors
are available to assist you with correct class
selection, scheduling, and graduation preparation
 Save time and money, meet often!
Differences Between Degrees
Transferable Degrees
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Associate of Arts
(AAOT)
Associate of Science
(AS)
Non-Transferable Degrees
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Associate of Applied
Science (AAS)
Associate of General
Studies (AGS)
Certificate
Accelerated Training
LBCC Degrees and Certificates, Pg 23
LBCC Catalog
Turn to Pg 177 of the 10-11 LBCC Catalog
Credits & Course Numbers
Credit Hours
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Part-time
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6-8 credits
Decimal and below 100 level classes
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9-11
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Full-time
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Three-quarter time
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Understanding Course Numbers
100 level classes
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Usually transfer to a four-year
institution*
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Considered freshman level courses
12+ credits
Over 20 credits requires a counselor’s
approval
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Generally will not transfer to a fouryear institution*
200 level classes
Generally, you must take at least 6
credits to qualify for financial aid
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Usually transfer to a four-year
institution*
One credit hour = approximately one
hour in class per week
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Considered sophomore level courses
*Check with your advisor and the school you plan to transfer
CPT Results
Last, First Name
Student ID Number
Date of Birth
Major Code
--------------------- Course Placements -------------------Description
Subject Course
Test Date
STRATEGIES FOR EFFECTIVE READING
INTRODUCTION TO ALGEBRA
INTRODUCTION TO WRITING
STUDY SKILLS
RD 090
MTH 060
WR 115
CG 100
01-JUN-2009
01-JUN-2009
01-JUN-2009
01-JUN-2009
------------------ Placement Test Results -----------------Description
Test Date
Scaled Score
CPT Arithmetic
CPT Elem Algebra
CPT Reading
CPT Sentence
01-JUN-2009
01-JUN-2009
01-JUN-2009
01-JUN-2009
97.00
28.00
68.00
87.00
Did you have a waiver for testing?
If so, you will have Course Placements under “SOATEST Test Results”
College Placement Test (CPT)
What if I want to re-test?
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Contact the Assessment Center
 Fee: $5 (per test)
 30% of students score higher upon a re-test
 Pay at Admissions/ Registration before your appointment
Other options may be available
 See a Counselor, Career Center, Takena Hall
You can retest at any campus
 Albany Campus 541-917-4781
 Benton Center 541-757-8944 x5101
 Lebanon 541-259-5801
 Sweet Home 541-367-6901
Step 1
Choose the reason that most closely describes why
you are attending LBCC:
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Transfer to a four-year college/university
Career Technical degree or certificate (Administrative
Professional, Automotive Technology, Welding, etc.
Complete application requirements for a specific
Career Technical program (pre Nursing, Veterinary
Assistant, Diagnostic Imaging, etc.)
Other
Step 2
Identify what degree or certificate you are seeking:
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Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) –Transfer within the Oregon
University System
Associate of Science (AS) – Oregon State University (OSU) Direct
Transfer
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) – Career-Technical
(Automotive Technology, Criminal Justice, etc.)
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Certificate – Career-Technical
(Phlebotomy, Machine Tool Technology, etc.)
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Associate of General Studies
Step 3
To print a graduation worksheet for your degree or certificate:
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Go to http://www.linnbenton.edu/
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Under the heading “Getting Started,” click Advising.
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In the left column, click Graduation Worksheet.
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Select this year.
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Click on the certificate or degree that you are intending to
complete
Print the graduation worksheet and keep it in your notebook so
that you can discuss the requirements with your advisor.
Look up your advisor and their contact information
Step 4
Based on your Computerized Placement Test (CPT) scores and the degree
you are seeking, what classes in reading, writing, and mathematics are
recommended for you?
Reading: _____
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Writing: _____
Example: Reading: RD 90
Math: _____
Writing: WR 115
Math: MTH 65
Using information from the course catalog and your CPT scores, what
writing and mathematics courses do you need to complete your degree or
certificate?
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Writing: __50__, __90_, __95_, _115_, _121_
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Math: __20_, __60_, __65_, __95_, _111_
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Reading: __70__, __80__, __90__, _115_, _120_
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Study Skills: _CG100_, _CG111_
Step 5
TWO-TERM ED PLAN
Quarter: Fall
Year: 2010
Class
Math 60
Credits
4
Class
Writing 95
Credits
3
Class
HD100
Credits
1
Class
Credits
Class
Credits
Quarter: Winter
Year: 2010
Class
Math 65
Credits
4
Class
Writing 115
Credits
3
Class
Credits
Class
Credits
Class
Credits
Instructions: This exercise is to assist you
in the development of your education
plan. In the first box, write the classes
that you will register for this term.
Use the Schedule of Classes, Course
Catalog, and Graduation Worksheet to
complete this exercise.
IMPORTANT: This sheet is a planning tool
and it does not register you for classes.
If you are undecided…
Choose the AGS or AAOT degree for
general education requirements or AS
degree if you want to attend OSU.
www.linnbenton.edu
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Look up Schedule of Classes
Learn how to read the Schedule
Log into SIS account
You will log into your SIS account tomorrow to
register for your classes during the registration
session.
Your Homework Assignment for Tomorrow!
1) Two Term Educational Plan
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Plan out the specific
courses you want to
take over the next two
terms.
2) Ready to Register!
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Make sure to write
down the course CRN’s,
days and times so that
you are ready to
register for classes
tomorrow!
Four Square Share
is your timeline for
3) What
achieving your educational goal?
ASSIGNMENT
Think about a timeline
now that you have
started your Two-Term
Education Plan.
Complete square 3 of
the Four Square Share.
WHAT ROOM ARE
YOU MEETING IN
TOMORROW?
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