At South College, we take pride in the customization of our academic programs. We strive for each certificate, associate, bachelor’s, master’s, educational and doctoral program to be unique to that area of study. However, regardless of the curriculum, every class at South College is designed to teach students these five life skills.
First and foremost, we want our students to be thought leaders. In all of our programs, we offer opportunities for open discussion and idea sharing whether it be in class or online. Outside of the classroom, we also encourage study groups so students can practice their leadership skills. At the end of the day, we want all of our students, from Business Administration majors to Nursing majors, to feel comfortable and confident leading a group or team.
Our classes can be challenging but so can the workplace, which we want to help prepare students for. Our classes are designed for trial and error, and we provide resources such as tutoring to help support students’ efforts to improve. If our students are struggling with a test or homework assignment, we believe in giving them a chance to persevere and overcome whatever academic obstacle they are facing.
The majority of people enrolled at South College are nontraditional students, so time management is critical to their academic success. When balancing school, work and family, students quickly learn the importance of thinking ahead and maintaining a well planned schedule. This life skill is also one that is extremely transferrable when they leave the classroom and start their careers.
Every class at South College is designed to make our students think critically and problem solve. We use a blended learning format so students can practice thinking in different ways. Whether radiography students are operating new radiologic technology or criminal justice students are exploring new theories of law, professors emphasize innovative thinking and a visionary approach to learning.
Our ultimate goal at South College is to prepare students for a successful career. By teaching a range of employability skills, we prepare students to graduate with a degree and a professional attitude. These skills can include anything from job-specific training, interpersonal and communication skills, organization, critical thinking and more.
The classroom is only one of the many places at South College where students learn life skills. Don’t stop there! Keep exploring more ways students can develop leadership qualities around campus.