May 27, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook


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FYEX 0070 - College and Career Success

Academic Division:

Liberal Arts

Academic Discipline:

First Year Experience

Assistant Dean: Steve Haynes PhD
2 Credit(s)
The goal of FYEX 0070 is to increase the student’s ability to stay on course in college by examining soft skills necessary for success in life and assisting the student in obtaining the personal success strategies and practical skills necessary to reach his/her educational and life objectives. Topics in the course include personal responsibility, self-motivation, self-management, interdependence, self-awareness, emotional intelligence, college expectations, time utilization, test-taking, communication skills, study techniques, listening skills, library use, and use of College resources. This course is required for all first-time college students. UG
2 Lecture Hour(s);
College Wide Outcomes
College-Wide Learning Outcome Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met
Communication – Written  
Communication – Speech  
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence  
Critical Thinking  
Information Literacy  
Quantitative Literacy  


Student Learning Outcomes for Course
Outcomes Assessments – How it is met & When it is met

1. Explain the culture of college: including vocabulary, computer use (Microsoft Word, Canvas, e-mail) and campus resources

Complete campus tour – week 1 Use college e-mail – week 1 Use Microsoft Word when completing all essays, projects, and reflections for the course. When required, upload to Canvas – week 2-8

2. Engage in career exploration and research techniques

Complete Focus 2 and reflect on results – week 4 Career project/career plan – weeks 4-7
3. Set goals Write personal goals – week 1
4. Apply learning preferences to courses and careers Write a learning style essay – week 2
5. Construct a time management plan Fill-in a master schedule for the term – week

6. Apply critical thinking to college reading, note taking, and communication

Create a graphic organizer for a reading assignment – week 4 Evaluate class notes – week 5

7. Discuss effective study strategies, especially memory and test taking

Test taking reflection from a test in a class – week 5

8. Develop soft skills, especially communication and interdependence

Complete College Student Inventory (CSI) and reflect on behaviors and attitudes that can help or hinder success – weeks 1-3
9. Develop a personal health and financial plan Complete a financial plan – week 7

10. Review academic plan and course selection for the following terms

Complete an academic plan – weeks 4-8 Review academic plan in preparation for next term registration – week 8


Standard Grading Scale
93-100      A

90 - 92      A-

87- 89       B+

83 - 86      B

80 -82       B-

77- 79       C+

73 - 76      C

70 -72       C-

67- 69       D+

63 - 66      D

60 -62       D-

00- 59       F

Statement on Diversity
North Central State College believes that every student is a valued and equal member of the community.*  Every student brings different experiences to the College, and all are important in enriching academic life and developing greater understanding and appreciation of one another. Therefore, NC State College creates an inclusive culture in which students feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Discrimination and prejudice have no place on the campus, and the College takes any complaint in this regard seriously. Students encountering aspects of the instruction that result in barriers to their sense of being included and respected should contact the instructor, assistant dean, or dean without fear of reprisal. 

*Inclusive of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation, 

Standard NCSC Course Policies
Important information regarding College Procedures and Policies can be found on the syllabus supplement located at this link



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