Career Exploration and Planning

Applied Community Studies
Career and Employment Preparation
Course Code
CAEP 0201
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
Method Of Instruction
Typically Offered
To be determined


Course Description
This course is designed to provide students with learning difficulties or barriers to education and employment with an ongoing supportive environment in which to explore career alternatives. It will include self assessment, job training information and the development of a career plan with short and long term goals.
Course Content
  1. Review life experience and learnings as they relate to personal goals
  2. Interest inventories, value and skills assessments
  3. Advocate for workplace and education accommodations
  4. Research and present career and educational opportunities
  5. Workplace safety and rights
  6. Goal setting and career planning using decision making strategies
Methods Of Instruction
  • Lectures
  • Audiovisual media
  • Group activities
  • Independent work
  • Guest Lectures
  • Standardized and non-standardized assessment inventories
Means of Assessment

Evaluation will take place in accordance with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy. A mastery model of on-going evaluation will be used.  A student will have completed the course when they have demonstrated through satisfactory completion of exercises and assignments that the course objectives have been achieved.  Where formal tests are used mastery will be defined as a score of 80% or more. 

Progress will be monitored on a regular basis by the instructor in consultation with each student. The student will be expected to maintain regular attendance in accordance to CFCS attendance policy and demonstrate progress, participate in classroom activities, and complete assignments as directed.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the successful student wil be able to:

1. Complete various inventories/assessments related to education and employment, and develop and participate in personal, educational, and career planning. 

2. Demonstrate familiarity with the BC Human Rights Code, BC Employment Standards Act and federal Employment Equity Act and his/her rights as a worker and citizen in BC. 

3. Identify and describe reasonable education/workplace accommodations/adjustments and support. 

4. Research job profile and education/training opportunities. 

5. Participate in goal planning and/or information interview. 

6. Identify and assess personal skills, abilities, work skills, habits, performance and compatibility with the type of work chosen. 

Textbook Materials





CAEP 0202, 0203, 0204, 0205


No equivalent courses.

Requisite for

This course is not required for any other course.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.

Course Offerings

Summer 2021

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.