Life Skills: Transitioning to Living on Your Own
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Life Skills: Transitioning to Living on Your Own

Effective skills for preparing to live on your own
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Created by Alisa Elliot
Last updated 9/2017
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  • 30 mins on-demand video
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Students will know how to replace personal information (e.g. social security card, identification card, birth certificate, voters registration, and change mailing address).
  • Students will know how to an opening a bank account.
  • Students will know ways to find a steady source of income.
  • Students will be able to complete job applications.
  • Students will know what basic expenses to expect when they move out on their own.
  • Students will understand the importance of living near their job.
  • Students will be able to save money on their entertainment expenses.
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  • A basic understanding of living independently

Being a young adult is not easy and transitioning from your parent's house to living on your own can be a challenging process. If you're unsure where to start or even how to start then this course is for you. 

I use to think that young adults either knew certain things or I expected them figured it out by trial and error until I witnessed my freshman college students fumble basic living tasks that I assumed were easy. Guiding students through these obstacles made me realize that I didn't learn essential life skills overnight. For instance, I didn't always know the pros and cons of having a bank account, how to replace or change my personal information, the reason why networking is good, how to get a job, and what happens if I quit, and let's not talk about overspending. 
In this course, I discuss situations that many young adults may experience when it's time to move out on their own. Once students complete the course,  they will have a general understanding of what to expect when deciding to live independently. 

Students taking this course will have access to:

  • Independent living checklist 
  • Information about replacing personal information 
  • A career profile test
  • A generic job application practice
  • Links to job search boards
  • Learn have to have fun with a tight budget
  • Know what expenses to expect 

and have links to public transportation services and car services

Why is this course important 
This course is essential for individuals deciding to transition out of their current living situation. The information in this course is beneficial to young adults because it provides an outline of what to expect and what you will encounter living on your own.  

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to live more independent.
  • Anyone who is looking to achieve self sufficiency.
  • Anyone who wants to know the basics of living on their own.
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Curriculum For This Course
1 Lecture 01:12

The following is a list of questions to determine if you are prepared to live more independently. You might not be able to answer yes to every question and that is fine. Our goal is to help you turn a no into a yes.
Measuring your level of independence
12 questions
Your personal information
1 Lecture 03:50

This quiz will test your knowledge on naming the articles of personal information. 

Personal information
3 questions
The importance of a bank account
1 Lecture 05:29

Essentials of a bank account
13 questions
A steady income
2 Lectures 03:51
The importance of a steady income

A steady source of income
3 questions

Establishing a career goal will allow you to avoid a long path of trial and error. Using what you love to will help you in creating a career path that will lead you to where you want to be in the future. The best way to map out your future. Write down what you enjoy doing, create a small step ladder path showing how you will get there, and follow through on your plans. This is a sure fire way to get to your future destination - your ideal career. 

The importance of a career goal
Fundamentals of getting a job
2 Lectures 03:57

This is a basic job application. Get familiar with the questions and complete the application. It is yours to keep and to refer to when needed.

Getting a job

This quiz is testing your basic knowledge of completing a standard application. 

A job application
9 questions

Networking to get job

Networking to get a job
2 questions
Basic expenses
2 Lectures 07:18
Personal expenses


Surviving on the minimum
8 questions
Getting around
1 Lecture 01:52

3 questions
Final word
1 Lecture 01:38
Completion and your certificate
About the Instructor
Alisa Elliot
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Helping young adults achieve independence & self sufficiency

I have over 20 years of experience helping individuals transition into a life where they achieve self awareness, self efficiency, and independent living. I am here to help and motivate individuals to live a fulfilling life where they control their destiny. 

I have worked with individuals with intellectual disabilities, hospice patients, and the elderly community. I am a self help guru, writer, and entrepreneur who encourages others to become more self aware and strive for independence.