Monday, November 11, 2019

Need Help Figuring Out a Career? Register for FYEX Courses this Spring


Has the transition to college been difficult or frustrating? Are you struggling to choose a major/career? If so, FYEX 1030 and 1040 can help. FYEX stands for First-Year Experience. The classes will be held during the spring Semester in seven-week segments. The first course covers interpersonal skills including self-awareness, self-management, and teamwork. The second course helps students to identify careers they may be interested in and set goals to help them develop the skills they will need to enter their desired profession. The class will include career assessments and exploration, resume writing, and interview skills.
Are FYEX 1030 and 1040 required classes?
No, neither FYEX 1030 or 1040 are required for any student in Spring 2020.
If I want to take one of the FYEX classes, do I have to take both of the classes?
Yes, in Spring 2020 FYEX 1030 and FYEX 1040 are only offered as co-requisites.  This means students will not be able to take just one of the classes; students will need to take both classes.
How many credit hours are the classes worth?
Each of the classes are worth 1.5 credit hours, so students completing both classes will earn a total of three (3) credit hours of general elective credit.
What campuses will have FYEX 1030 and 1040 classes?
In Spring 2020 FYEX courses will only be available at the VSCC campus in Gallatin and at CHEC. However, in Fall 2020 FYEX classes are expected to be offered at all VSCC locations.
Will financial aid pay for the course?
If you have three (3) credit hours of general education electives available to be completed in your program of study, yes, financial aid will cover the courses.
If you do not have three (3) credit hours of general education electives open to be completed, then you will have to pay out of pocket for the classes. Financial aid will not cover classes that will not be used in your program of study.
Will the classes transfer?
The FYEX classes are university parallel courses and are likely to transfer. Students will need to check with their transfer institution to see if the courses will transfer. Transfer institutions typically request course descriptions to determine the eligibility to transfer. Course descriptions are provided below:
First Year Experience I - FYEX 1030: This course includes strategies for college success. Campus resources, college culture and traditions, mindset, personal responsibility, self-motivation, self-management, interdependence, self-awareness, and emotional intelligence are emphasized.
First Year Experience II - FYEX 1040: This course includes strategies for career readiness and success. Career exploration, resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, and soft skills are emphasized.
Do any of the FYEX courses have a special topic or focus?
Yes, one set of classes have a special focus. The special focus section of FYEX 1030 will examine cultural experiences in higher education, with special attention on experiences of students of color. FYEX 1040 in the special focus section will examine career exploration and readiness while juxtaposing cultural and diverse experiences and influences, with special attention to students of color.  The course will help students identify barriers and opportunities and build on some of the fundamental skills that lead to academic success. Students will need a permit to register for the special topic sections. Students will need to contact the Advising Center OR the Social Science and Education Division office for a permit to register.
How do I register for FYEX 1030 and 1040?
Students who are interested in taking the special topic section will need to obtain a permit to register for the special topic classes. Students can obtain a permit by contacting the Advising Center (615-230-3702 daytime or 615-230-3701 evening) or the Social Science and Education Division (615-230-3231). Once a student has a permit, they can register for the class as normal. ONLY students wanting to take the special topic section will need to obtain a permit. Students who do not want to take the special topic section WILL NOT need a permit and can register for the classes, as normal, using schedule planner or by entering the specific course CRN into the add classes function of the portal. 
When are the classes offered?
Four sections will be offered at the Gallatin campus and one class will be offered at CHEC in Spring 2020.
GALLATIN SECTIONS
1.      MW 8 am – 9:25 pm
a.       FYEX 1030 CRN: 17687
b.      FYEX 1040 CRN: 17713
2.      MW 11:10 am – 12:35 pm
a.       FYEX 1030 CRN: 17688
b.      FYEX 1040 CRN: 17714
3.      TR 11:10 am – 12:35 pm *Special Topic sections. Students will need a permit to register. Students will need to contact the Advising Center or the Social Science and Education Division office for a permit to register.
a.       FYEX 1030 CRN: 17690
b.      FYEX 1040 CRN: 17715
4.      TR 2:20 pm – 3:45 pm
a.       FYEX 1030 CRN: 17689
b.      FYEX 1040 CRN: 17716

CHEC SECTION
1.      MW 9:35-11:00 am
a.       FYEX 1030 CRN: 17740
b.      FYEX 1040 CRN: 17741

For more information contact Advising at 615-230-3702.

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