Success Education

Guided Path to Success (GPS) Workshops

This pathway offers workshops/courses that will improve study skills, assist in career exploration and enhance life skills like budgeting and time management.

  • There are no formal prerequisites or placement testing requirements for these workshops/courses. 
  • Students can earn a maximum of three transfer elective credits in one of the following ways:
    • One credit hour for every eight workshops they complete. 
    • One credit hour each by successfully completing GENS 100, GENS 101 or GENS 102. 
    • Three credit hours by successfully completing GENS 105. 
College Success (GENS 100)

Becoming an Active Student

Improving Test Performance

Mastering Time Management

Developing Critical Thinking Skills

Exploring Your Learning Preferences

Gaining Information Literacy

Perspectives on Learning

Developing Research Skills

Becoming an Active Reader

Learning for a Lifetime

Enhancing Your Study Strategies

Career Success (GENS 101)

Planning Career Pathways

Applying for Financial Aid and Scholarships

Exploring Career Interests and Skills

Transitioning to College

Exploring Personality and Values

Developing Your Leadership Skills

Deciding on a College Major

Understanding the Job Search Process

Navigating the College Selection Process

Writing a Resume

Writing a College Admissions Essay

Developing Interview Skills

Personal Success (GENS 102)

Targeting Success

Managing Stress

Motivating Self

Understanding Civic Responsibility

Mastering Self-Management

Exploring Healthy Lifestyles

Developing Effective Communication

Planning Personal Finances

Valuing Interdependence

Preparing for Independent Living

Gaining Self-Awareness

Becoming Active on Campus

Life Success (GENS 105)
This course will help students gain awareness of their academic career and personal selves and facilitate development in each of these areas. Focus will be placed on gaining knowledge of each self, identifying areas of strength and those needing improvement and mastering the tools necessary to achieve growth in these life areas. Students cannot receive credit for both GENS 105 and GENS 100, GENS 101, or GENS 102.

For more information about GENS courses/GPS workshops, you can review the FAQs OR contact:

Jennifer Vieley

Coordinator of General Studies
jennifer.vieley@heartland.edu 
(309) 268-8055