Applied Studies (APST)

APST 505  Career Development and Life Planning  (2 Credits)  

This course engages participants in the career development and life planning process. Structured exercises, presentations, and readings are used to help students explore and apply to their own life situations knowledge of adult and career development and the skills and methods of career planning. The course includes self- assessment, researching career information, decision-making, goal setting, and job search strategies. NOTE: Students in the A.S. Business Administration and B.S. Business Management programs should take APST 505 and CMPL 502 together.

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  1. Complete an extensive self-assessment process to gain a better understanding of themselves and their skills, interests, experiences, values and preferences pertinent to their career development and life planning.
  2. Gain a general understanding of select theories of adult development and generalize these concepts to their own development.
  3. Expand their knowledge of occupations of interest to them and be aware of available resources to research a variety of occupations.
  4. Define and articulate the elements important to their personal career satisfaction, and develop the strategy and skills to achieve their personal career goals.
  5. Identify and practice job search strategies.

APST 615  Grant Writing  (4 Credits)  

This course prepares participants to effectively research, write, and submit grant proposals to various funding sources, including federal, state, and private agencies. Course emphasis is on developing the practical skills necessary for successful integration of the three phases of the grant development process: planning a program, researching sources of funding, and writing and presenting a proposal. Students develop grant proposals for submission to public and private funding sources. PREREQUISISTE(S): ENG 500 The Writing Process

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  1. Employ logic models to clarify the purpose and results of the project design and use the logic model to develop a project abstract.
  2. Identify funding databases and search potential public and private sector funding sources based on the organization's mission and resource requirements.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to adapt writing to different funding sources.
  4. Formulate strategy to leverage collaborative partnerships which maximize financial and performance outcomes.

APST 635D  Independent Learning Contract  (4 Credits)  
APST 805  Grant Writing  (3 Credits)  

This course prepares participants to effectively research, write, and submit grant proposals to various funding sources, including federal, state, and private agencies. Course emphasis is on developing the practical skills necessary for successful integration of the three phases of the grant development process: planning a program; researching sources of funding; and writing and presenting a proposal. Students develop grant proposals for submission to public and private funding sources.

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  1. Analyze the project design and use the logic model to develop a project abstract to clarify the purpose and results;
  2. Research funding databases and potential public and private sector funding sources;
  3. Develop proposals by adapting writing styles to appeal to different funding sources by developing proposals to a small community foundation, a major foundation, and a federal funding source;
  4. Recognize and recommend the most appropriate funding sources given the organization's mission and resource requirements;
  5. Analyze the strategy of leveraging collaborative partners and/or the operating budget;
  6. Produce and present necessary organizational background documentation including budgets and support letters.