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Career Exploration and Planning

Course Code: CAEP 0201
Faculty: Child, Family & Community Studies
Credits: 3.0
Semester: 15 weeks
Learning Format: Lecture
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

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. 

course prerequisites

CAEP 0100


CAEP 0202, 0203, 0204, 0205

curriculum 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 schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.