Personal Growth

The Personal Growth program is designed for all students at San Diego City College. The primary focus of the program is to help students develop critical thinking skills in relation to career, academic and life-planning goals.  Students are exposed to a variety of personal and career assessment instruments which lead to greater self-awareness in relation to the decision making process in career and educational planning. Students become well versed in learning styles and theories, multicultural issues, and academic, community and campus resources.


PERG 120:  COLLEGE SUCCESS & LIFELONG LEARNING - This course teaches success strategies to enhance academic and lifelong learning skills. Students explore topics such as motivation and attitudes, values, goal setting, decision-making processes, critical and creative thinking, personal health topics, interpersonal communication, developmental psychology, and learning and personality theories, as well as other techniques for maximizing their abilities to succeed as lifelong learners. Students apply these topics as they relate to their self-development as integrated physiological and psychological entities and acquire strategies to effectively deal with issues in their personal lives and educational and career plans. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

PERG 130:  CAREER & LIFE PLANNING - This course is designed for students interested in self-exploration, career transitions and career-life planning in order to achieve success in a diverse society. Various assessments are utilized through a systematic approach to career development by examining values, interests, skills, and personality types. Other topics include life roles, personal self-management, decision-making and goal-setting throughout the life span. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

PERG 140:  LIFE SKILLS & PERSONAL ADJUSTMENT - This course is designed for students who want to learn and acquire effective ways for developing their emotional, social, educational, and professional life skills. This course is a practical study of the principles and application of strategies that assist in the development of coping and life skills. Topics include self-esteem and compassion, self-discipline, self-responsibility, self-assertion, and living a consciously balanced life in pursuit of defined educational, career, and life goals. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.


Student Learning Outcome:

Students will demonstrate various self-efficacy strategies and apply them to their success in college, in their career, and in their life.

Student Services Mission Statement:

San Diego City College Student Services mission is to inspire, empower and support our students to excel in their intellectual, social, and cultural development to enhance student goal completion.