Basic Research Skills
Certificate of Completion - Noncredit
About the Program
The Library Studies department at Las Positas College offers short-term, tuition-free, non-credit courses and programs designed to equip students with fundamental research skills, enabling their success in college classes and career settings. In particular, these classes teach students how to find, evaluate, and use information from print, the Internet, and other online resources. Students will gain basic research skills to prepare them for work in entry-level research fields and college-level courses in research-intensive fields.
About the Certificate
This Library program is a short-term (typically one year) non-credit program. It is a career technical education program designed to prepare students for work in entry-level research fields, such as research assistant, research associate, or legal research employment. The program will also aid students in preparing for college-level courses in research-intensive fields such as science, psychology, health, sociology and more.
Employment opportunities include working in fields related to legal offices, marketing and consumerresearch, and journalism.
- Upon completion of the Certificate in Basic Research Skills, students are able to develop research plans compatible with academic and workplace contexts.
- Upon completion of the Certificate in Basic Research Skills, students are able to effectively work with sources appropriate for academic and workplace research needs.
- Upon completion of the Certificate in Basic Research Skills, students are able to
ethically use information for a purpose in academic and workplace contexts.
|NLIB 201 Getting Started with Research||3|
|NLIB 202 Gathering Information||3|
|NLIB 203 Evaluating Information||3|
|NLIB 204 Using Information||3|