ASDC - Alfred Student Development Center

Alfred State courses are grouped into the following sections:

  • This course will assist students in making the transition to college and in completing collegiate work successfully. In this course the student will learn strategies for: making use of campus resources; self-awareness and exploration; academic success; effective communication on a college campus; and management of time, health, and financial resources. Students will read and respond to articles, participate in class discussions, summarize topics verbally or in writing, and complete a short research project.

  • This course will assist students with exploring and selecting a college major and/or career goal. The students will learn a decision making model designed to make appropriate, well-informed career/life choices. The students will engage in a variety of assessments using software programs and self directed career searches. Students will complete out of class assignments designed to integrate self-awareness with career options and will develop their own marketing materials such as resumes, cover letters, and career portfolios. This is a pass/fail course.

  • This course focuses on the continued improvement of literacy skills - reading comprehension skills, reading efficiency and flexibility, critical thinking, development of a college-level vocabulary, and the grammar, writing, and study skills needed for success with college course work. Students may be placed in this course on the basis of their placement test scores or may take it as an elective to expand their basic literacy skill levels.