Oct 19, 2021  
2020-2021 Course Catalog 
2020-2021 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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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. 
  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

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