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Career Proficiencies (CL001 - CL004) Information

The career proficiencies (CL001-004) were developed to ensure that all students graduate with appropriate career planning knowledge and a professional resume and cover letter. Although the proficiencies are zero credit, failing any proficiency will result in an F on the student’s transcript. All four proficiencies (CL001-004) are required for graduation, and students may not graduate on time if any proficiency is failed or unfulfilled.

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First Year First Year/ Sophomore Year Junior Year Senior Year
(CL001) (CL002) (CL003) (CL004)
How is it taught?
Online
How is it taught?
Online
How is it taught?
Online
How is it taught?
Online
What do students learn?
Designed to connect academic & career planning, students complete the web-based FOCUS 2 assessment. This tool helps students identify work interests, personality type, skills, values & leisure needs.
What do students learn?
As a continuation of CL001, students complete the Action Plan component of the FOCUS 2 assessment. The purpose of the Action Plan is to help students map out a career plan and the steps needed to achieve academic & career goals.
What do students learn?
Students gain information about career planning and job searching resources, demonstrating proficiency by answering 20/25 questions correctly on a quiz. The Career Services website provides info & resources to assist students w/correct responses & in gaining valuable information.
What do students learn?
Students demonstrate advanced proficiency by identifying a position in their field, developing a cover letter, and tailoring a resume for the position. Materials are critiqued to ensure preparedness for a successful job search
How do students enroll?
When students register for their section of UI100, they will be prompted to enroll in both CL001 & CL002
How do students enroll?
When students enroll in their section of UI100, they will be prompted to enroll in both CL001 and CL002.
How do students enroll?
Students may enroll in CL003 upon successful completion or waiver of CL001 and CL002.  (See waiver guidelines below)
How do students enroll?
Successful completion of Cl001, CL002 & CL003
Co-requisites:
UI100, CL002

*Note: If a student fails CL001 but passes UI100, they will be required to enroll in a section of CL001 that is not part of UI100 to meet this proficiency
Co-requisites:
UI100, CL001

*Note: If a student fails CL002 but passes UI100, they will be required to enroll in a section of CL002 that is not part of UI100 to meet this proficiency
Pre-requisites:
Junior standing, CL001 & CL002
Pre-requisite:
Senior standing, CL003

*Note: Many majors have incorporated CL004 into specific courses. In these majors, students will register for a required major course & be prompted to register for a specific section of CL004. For a complete list of these majors/courses, click the link below.

 
CL004 Sections for Spring 2014 (Listed by Major) 
If you are in a major that incorporates CL004 into a co-requisite class, the CL004 section you need to register for will be on this list. If your major is NOT on this list, you may sign up for any of the sections  of CL004 labelled "ANY MAJOR" at the bottom of the page.

Waiver Guidelines

Entry Status CL001 CL002 CL003 CL004
Traditional 1st year student Complete in UI100 Complete in UI100 Enroll after completion of CL001/002 Enroll senior year after completion of CL003
Transfer student with less than 24 credit hours Complete in UI100 Complete in UI100 Enroll after completion of CL001/002 Enroll during Senior year after completion of CL003
Transfer student w/24+ credit hours *Waived* *Waived* Enroll during Junior year Enroll during Senior year
Student seeking a 2nd Bachelor's Degree *Waived* *Waived* *Waived* *Waived*

CL001-004 FAQs

What are the career proficiencies? The career proficiencies (CL001-004) were developed to ensure that all students graduate with appropriate career planning knowledge and a professional resume and cover letter. They are designed to be taken during the first year (CL001-002), Junior year (CL003) and Senior year (CL004).

Are the career proficiencies and CLs the same thing? Yes. Students and faculty commonly refer to the career proficiencies as the “CLs” because the course numbers begin with CL.

Are the career proficiencies (CLs) graded? Although the proficiencies are zero credit, failing any proficiency will result in an F on the student’s transcript.

Are the career proficiencies (CLs) required? All four proficiencies (CL001-004) are required for graduation, and students may not graduate on time if any proficiency is failed or unfulfilled.

 Are transfer students required to complete the career proficiencies (CLs)? CL001 and CL002 are automatically waived for students who transfer 24+ credits to Southeast. Transfer students are still required to complete CL003 and CL004.

Are students who are pursuing a second degree required to take all four CLs? No. CL001-CL004 are automatically waived for students are completing a second degree at Southeast.

When/how do students enroll in CL001? CL001 is taken during first semester as part of UI100. When students register for a section of UI100, they will be prompted to enroll in CL001.

When/how do students enroll in CL002? CL 002 is taken during first semester as part of UI100. CL001 and CL002 are taken at the same time. When students register for a section of UI100, they will be prompted to enroll in CL002 (as well as CL001).

When/how do students enroll in CL003? CL003 is offered online and can be taken any time after the completion of CL001-002. It is designed to be taken during the junior year. Students may enroll in any section of CL003, regardless of their major.

When/how do students enroll in CL004? CL004 is offered online and is designed to be taken after the completion of CL003, during the senior year. Many majors have incorporated CL004 into specific courses. In these majors, students will enroll in a required major course and are prompted to enroll in a specific section of CL004. A complete list of these majors and courses can be found on the Career Services website.

Can students enroll in CL003 and CL004 during the same semester? Yes. Although CL003 is designed for the junior year and CL004 for the senior year, students are able to enroll in CL003 and CL004 during the same semester.

Is it possible to pass UI100 and fail CL001 and/or CL002? Yes. If students do NOT fulfill the requirements for CL001 and/or CL002 as part of UI100, they will receive a grade of F on their final grade report and will need to repeat the proficiency that was failed. There are sections of CL001 and CL002 that students can enroll in that are NOT associated with UI100 for this reason.

Can students enroll in CL003 if they failed CL001 or CL002? No. Students who fail CL001 or CL002 cannot enroll in CL003 until these proficiencies are met.

What if a student fails any or all of the career proficiencies (CLs)? If/when a student fails one of the proficiencies, they receive a failing grade that is reported on their grade report and the requirement is shown as “unmet” in DegreeWorks. Students are required to repeat any CL that is failed. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they have completed all of the career proficiencies.

Are students allowed to repeat any or all of the career proficiencies (CLs)? Yes. Students are allowed to repeat any CL that is failed.

Can a student still graduate if they have not met any or all of the career proficiencies (CLs)? No. Students who do not complete or fail any CL will not be allowed to graduate until all four proficiency requirements are met.

If a student has an approved resume in REDConnect, do they still need to complete CL004? Yes. Resume writing is only one component of CL004. Students are also required to identify a potential job opportunity as well as create a cover letter to meet the requirements for CL004.

Are there special populations of students who may be eligible for waivers for any or all of the career proficiencies? If students do not meet established waiver criteria and feel that they have extenuating circumstances that warrant a waiver, an appeal process can be followed through the Office of Career Services. Students MUST be able to demonstrate competency in each career proficiency being appealed to be granted a waiver.

For more information on the appeal process, contact the Office of Career Services at careerservices@semo.edu or (573)651-2583.

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