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2020-2021 Course Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions & Competencies


The following are standard, approved subjects. Availability of any subject depends on the scheduling, program and student needs at the time. The receiving college or university determines the transferability of courses.

Course Types

Adjunct Adjunct courses may be temporary or experimental and may be used to fulfill elective credit in programs that lead to a degree or diploma. Adjunct courses may not be used to fulfill or substitute for required or option courses in any degree or program.

General Noncore courses identified as freshman-sophomore courses.

Open Occupationally specific courses corresponding to courses in certain professional programs at four-year institutions.

Voc/Tech Occupationally specific courses. Transferability is generally limited. Only 16 credits can apply to the AA/AS degree.

Core Traditional liberal arts courses in the first two years of a baccalaureate degree.

College preparatory (Coll Prep) College preparatory and skill building courses. College Preparatory courses cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements.

P/F Indicates courses taken pass/fail.

Prerequisites Successful completion of a course or other criterion necessary for a student to succeed in a higher level course.

Corequisites A course that must be taken concurrently or prior to the course.

*An instructor may deny enrollment in or drop a student from a specific course if a course
Prerequisite has not been met.

 

Work-Based Learning

  
  • WBL 100 - Exploring Careers

    Credits: 1
    Lecture Hours: 1
    Lab Hours: 0
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech


    This course will provide guidance in choosing a career goal and preparing for employment. Emphasis will be placed on identifying interests, abilities, and values, and exploring options for careers. Students will learn how to access labor market information and employment trends. Additionally, students will develop the skills and aptitudes necessary to obtain employment, emphasizing the development of characteristics associated with job success. 
    Competencies
    1. Explore careers through various tools and activities 

      1. Use a variety of career planning tools and activities to assess interests, abilities, and values.  

      2. Utilize resources to research career options with regard to self-assessment results, employment trends, and labor market information. 

    2. Create an educational plan based on career goals 

      1. Develop knowledge of the relationship between education and work and how each contributes to the economy and society. 

      2. Develop a plan to align educational goals with career goals; identify resources and time required to meet goals 

      3. Examine how personal interests are reflected in career decision-making and educational advancement. 

    1. Perform a job search based on personal career interest 

      1. Identify job search techniques for specific occupations, including effectively using online search tools.

      2. Identify job search techniques for specific occupations, including effectively using professional organizations, and other resources. 

    1. Demonstrate the ability to create a resume and cover letter.  

      1. Write a resume. 

      2. Write a cover letter. 

    1. Prepare for employment  

      1. Demonstrate the ability to participate in a job interview. 

      2. Demonstrate the ability to complete an employment application.  

    1. Present professional image 

      1. Develop a professional image and practice business etiquette.  

      2. Practice workplace skills of understanding, cultural sensitivity, adaptability, collegiality, empathy, and polite behavior 


    Competencies Revised Date: 2020

  
  • WBL 110 - Employability Skills

    Credits: 2
    Lecture Hours: 2
    Lab Hours: 0
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 0
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    This course is designed to assist students in developing the skills necessary to obtain employment, and to learn and practice the skills and attitudes required for job success. Students will practice resume writing, job application completion, and interviewing techniques. Additionally, students will practice work-place problem solving strategies, and demonstrate skills required to work in a diverse environment.
    Competencies
    1. Demonstrate the ability to create a resume and complete a job application including a cover letter.
      1. Write a resume.
      2. Write a cover letter.
    2. Examine the elements of an effective interview skills.
      1. Describe the elements of an effective interview
      2. Practice job interview skills
      3. Demonstrate the ability to participate in a job interview.
    3. Determine appropriate professional appearance as required in the workplace.
      1. Discuss the impact of personal appearance on success in the workplace.
      2. Identify the steps necessary to develop a professional image.
    4. Evaluate appropriate professional behaviors as required in the workplace.
      1. Demonstrate professional behavior in workplace and social situations.
      2. Describe appropriate and inappropriate relationships with a supervisor, colleagues, and customers.
      3. Identify successful solutions to specific workplace problems.
      4. Identify and practice workplace skills of understanding, cultural sensitivity, adaptability, collegiality, empathy, and polite behavior.

    Competencies Revised Date: 2020
  
  • WBL 150 - Job Shadowing

    Credits: 1
    Lecture Hours: .5
    Lab Hours: 0
    Practicum Hours: 0
    Work Experience: 2
    Course Type: Voc/Tech
    Students in this course will explore a field of interest while developing research skills, professionalism, and building occupational knowledge. Students will visit workplaces of interest to learn about specific jobs and professional requirements, and to develop a basic knowledge of the organization’s structure and values.
    Competencies
    1. Create awareness of the academic, technical, and personal skills required in a particular job or profession.
      1. Identify the education or training required and the skills needed for various occupations.
      2. Participate in reflection activities that further career goals and interests.
      3. Gain exposure to careers and jobs within a chosen profession.
      4. Describe learning benefits gained by visiting local businesses and engaging with employers.
    2. Demonstrate appropriate professional appearance and behaviors as required in the workplace.
      1. Demonstrate appropriate professional appearance as required in the workplace.
      2. Develop personal responsibility characteristics regarding workplace situations involving workplace safety, discrimination, harassment, and personal ethics.
      3. Practice honesty, punctuality, respect, courtesy, cooperative attitude, and behaviors of a team player.

    Competencies Revised Date: 2020
 

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