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Registration for the Fall 2019 semester begins June 25.  Watch your email for more details.

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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: Tutorial
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This course is designed to provide adults with a disability 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.
  2. Interest, temperament, aptitude and skill assessment.
  3. Values clarification.
  4. Barriers to employment.
  5. Occupational information, current labour market information, future predictions.
  6. Non-traditional employment.
  7. Organization of career/job information.
  8. Decision making strategies.
  9. Goal setting.
  10. Field survey of occupational choices and educational plans.

Methods of Instruction

  • instructor presentation
  • class discussions
  • self-awareness exercises
  • standardized and non standardized assessment inventories
  • written assignments
  • tours ,video, films
  • guest speakers
  • research in the Career Resource Centre and Library at Douglas College.
  • research on line
  • role play
  • interviews

Means of Assessment

A mastery model of on-going evaluation will be used.  A student will have completed the course when he/she has 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 and progress, actively participate in all classroom activities, and complete assignments as directed.

Learning Outcomes

  1. To increase self-awareness of personal qualities, skills, aptitudes, abilities, interests and values.
  2. To explore occupational and career alternatives.
  3. To identify intrinsic and extrinsic employment and educational barriers and develop coping strategies.
  4. To make informed, individual occupational choices.
  5. To develop a career plan containing long and short term goals.

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.