Workshop: Using the Self-Directed Search (SDS)

Course ID - CTD0451

Short Title: Using the SDS

(Course ID, Reference #, or Keyword title can be used to find and register for this course in Odyssey) 

Audience:   Faculty (Social Science Department)
Length of Workshop:    2 hours
Prerequisite none

The Self-Directed Search (SDS), a career interest inventory, is an instrument that can be used with students of all reading levels.  Learn how to administer, explain, and interpret this career interest inventory.  Discover supplemental resources and in-class activities by participating in this workshop.  Handouts, exercises, and a complimentary copy of the SDS will be given to participants. 


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Be able to explain the history and usage of the SDS
  • Be able to explain and interpret a person's results
  • Be able to use exercises, activities, and handouts that would be useful and beneficial to instructors, staff, and students
  • Discover additional self-directed search resources to use with students



Reference #






Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0451
Course Title: Using SDS
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.