EDCP 050 - Provincial Career and Personal Planning

EDCP develops learning skills, study strategies, and self-awareness necessary for students to experience success as life-long learners. This course prepares adult learners with life and employment readiness skills that assist them in pursuing individual occupational and educational goals within a changing and diverse world.


Hours: 120 (Lecture Hours: 120)


One of
-“C” or higher in ENGL 040 or higher
-“C” or higher in English 11 or higher or equivalent
-Provincial Level Placement or higher on the CCP Assessment of English Skills


Non-Course Prerequisites:


Co-requisite Statement:


Course Content:Education and Career Planning involves the development of a broad range of foundation skills. 
1. Communication Skills
2. Education and Career Exploration Skills
3. Study Skills
4. Personal Awareness Skills
5. Interpersonal Skills
6. Living Skills
7. Job Search
8. Work/Training Experience
9. Career Management
Of the nine skill areas listed, 1 and 2 are considered mandatory, as well as five of the remaining seven. All outcomes listed in the two mandatory skills areas must be met.


Learning Outcomes:
Mandatory Skills 
1. Communication Skills 
- identify and practice active listening skills in a variety of situations 
- demonstrate a knowledge of the range of effective speaking strategies 
- extract, assess and exchange information using visual and electronic media 
- recognize diverse cultural styles of communication 
- identify and interpret non-verbal communication 
- develop and apply effective writing processes in a variety of contexts 
- develop self-awareness of personal qualities, values, interests and abilities 
- apply critical thinking skills 
2. Education and Career Exploration Skills
- analyze current labour market and future trends 
- investigate and develop a personal network 
- undertake occupational and educational research 
- identify available funding supports 
- apply personal values, strengths, skills and interests to optional career paths 
- recognize entrepreneurial options 
- investigate and utilize work-related community resources 
- familiarize themselves with student support services 
- use a fluid process of goal setting for educational and career planning 
Additional Skills (complete 5 of 7) 
3. Study Skills 
- recognize how personal learning style affects perception and processing information 
- develop strategies to effectively work in all learning styles 
- identify and practice active reading skills necessary to gather information 
- develop and apply effective note-taking strategies 
- identify strategies for effective time management 
- identify and use a variety of memory techniques and strategies 
- perform tasks in word processing 
- describe student responsibilities in a college environment 
- increase their understanding of the value of lifelong learning 
- develop and apply effective test taking strategies 
4. Personal Awareness Skills 
- recognize that self-esteem is a lifelong process 
- recognize personal feelings and their influence 
- employ strategies to deal with anger 
- assess and manage stress 
- analyze and utilize time management strategies 
- explore and connect personal assumptions with behaviour 
- clarify personal values and their impact on choices 
- create awareness of the spiritual, physical, intellectual and emotional dimensions of self
5. Interpersonal Skills 
- examine group process and practice the skills necessary for successful group experiences 
- review problem solving models and develop group decision making strategies 
- research and use the various methods of conflict resolution and demonstrate their use 
- clarify the definition of assertiveness and implement successful techniques 
- analyze the reasons for bias and develop the ability to recognize it in everyday situations 
- identify issues around all forms of prejudice and practice non-discriminatory interpersonal skills 
- investigate the various types of relationships and interaction they have with others 
- identify methods of developing positive relationships, including effective communication techniques 
- examine the diversity of relationships and cultures in Canadian society 
6. Living Skills 
- design and implement a personal budget 
- formulate financial planning for the future 
- investigate nutrition and impact on personal health 
- assess personal wellness 
- investigate and utilize community resources 
- strengthen personal support system and advocacy options 
- examine the impact of lifestyles choices 
- explore techniques for being an effective consumer 
7. Job Search 
- identify and plan the major steps of the job search process 
- develop effective interview strategies 
- develop and maintain job search networks 
- create effective resume and cover letter 
8. Work/Training Experience 
- gain exposure to a work or training situation 
- demonstrate appropriate work habits 
- gather information about vocational choices 
- demonstrate interpersonal skills with coworkers and supervisors 
- identify work adjustment needs and strategies for success 
- explore and/or participate in required industry training certificates 
9. Career Management 
- examine labour/union negotiation and human rights 
- review Labour Standards Act 
- investigate entrepreneurial options 
- develop strategies preparing for career transition 
- develop strategies and attitudes to maintain employment 
- identify workplace ethics
For a detailed learning outcomes: https://www.bctransferguide.ca/transfer-options/adult-basic-education/past-abe-guides/ (2022-2023)


Grading System: Letters


Passing Grade:  D (50%)


Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.