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Student Support Services (SSS)

SSS 101   CSP Seminar2 credits

The College Transitions course guides and supports students making the transition from high school to university study. It helps students develop the necessary skills, habits, strategies, and values that will empower them to deal effectively with college life. Students with fewer than 20 transfer credits and former PSEO students who earned college credits in a high-school-setting-only are required to take this course their first semester on campus.

SSS 110   College Reading2 credits

This course prepares students for the complexity and intensity of college-level reading demands. The course focuses on the types of textual material students will encounter in various academic disciplines, e.g., history, psychology, science, literature, and so on. Emphasis is placed on developing the critical thinking required by college professors when they ask students to read a text in their discipline. Students with ACT scores of less than 20 in Reading are required to take this course their first semester.

SSS 120   College Turning Points2 credits

This course is designed to teach students on academic probation successful strategies, learning techniques, practical knowledge, and life management skills to stay on course in their college journey. Students use journals and class discussion to reflect on personal mindsets and decision-making.

SSS 125   Student Success Strategies3 credits

This course will enable students to develop the necessary skills to lead themselves academically, personally and professionally. This course will teach students about the resources and technology available to assist in their academic success. Specific topics of time management and goal setting will lead students to develop and utilize appropriate study techniques. Topics in life skills will lead students to a better understanding of self and others, and encourage the development and utilization of strategies to promote positive relationships, self-management, and professionalism. This course is recommended for students new to CSP or online learning.

SSS 200   Leadership Development3 credits

As you summit Macchu Piccu, learn about your own leadership potential and build skills in goal-setting, conflict management, boundary-setting, team-building, group facilitation, and morale boosting. Apply concepts in ethics, servant leadership, emotional intelligence, and leadership styles to your own life and roles today while developing strengths for your future. (This class includes a study abroad and service-learning component.) Additional trip fees will apply.

SSS 201   Transfer Transitions1 credit

The Transfer Transitions course guides and supports transfer students entering the Concordia University community by familiarizing them with campus resources, campus culture, and opportunities for success. The course fosters a smooth, effective, and efficient college to college transition. Designed for transfer students who have completed 20 - 90 college-level credits.

SSS 225   Career Strategies2 credits

This course will allow students to evaluate how their individual strengths and skills are relevant and related to the need of a potential employer. Students will develop best practices for professional networking, resume writing and interviewing. Using knowledge gained in this course, students will be able to tailor their professional brand to specific employers and job positions.

SSS 497   College Transitions Tchg Asst1 credit

Assist new students' successful transition from high school to college through College Transitions course.