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Life Skills


Life Skills

Humanities, Social and Behavioral Division


Program Coordinator: Bonnie Rosen

Telephone: (845) 574 - 4418



Full Time Faculty:Bonnie Rosen, Deborah A. Vinecour


Adjunct Faculty: Nilda Aragones, Edith Barlow, Terri Kaye Needle, Joe Planck, Janice Starr


Through credit courses in Life Skills, students learn to effectively evaluate their academic and personal strengths, establish goals, and plan their future education and careers. Life Skills and Keys to Academic Success courses meet the needs of students of all ages and at all life stages. Using a variety of self-exploration exercises, adult development theory, written assignments, vocational assessments, and research about specific occupations, students learn how their personal characteristics relate to different educational and work environments. Students may complete a maximum of six credits in Arts and Sciences electives through Life Skills courses. They may not take both LSK 203 and LSK 205. During June, the Life Skills discipline sponsors a four-day facilitator training workshop to prepare new Life Skills instructors to teach LSK 203. Life Skills also offers students two free nine-hour workshops, "Job Applications" and "Résumés" under a VATEA grant.

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