SRJC Course Outlines

5/28/2022 3:51:59 PMADLTED 766.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2017

New Course (First Version)

Discipline and Nbr:  ADLTED 766.1Title:  WORKFORCE PREP I  
Full Title:  Workforce Preparation I: Soft Skills in the Workplace
Last Reviewed:2/7/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum0Lecture Scheduled06 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum0Lab Scheduled2.004 min.Lab Scheduled12.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total12.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 12.00 

Title 5 Category:  Non-Credit
Grading:  Non-Credit Course
Repeatability:  27 - Exempt From Repeat Provisions
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Catalog Description:
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This is the first in a three-part series in workforce preparation. This courses focuses on soft skills and communication in the workplace.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This is the first in a three-part series in workforce preparation. This courses focuses on soft skills and communication in the workplace.
(Non-Credit Course)

Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:27 - Exempt From Repeat Provisions


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Discuss the characteristics of an ideal employee
2. Identify personal interests and strengths, then match opportunities to personal skill sets
3. Effectively communicate in interpersonal interactions
4. Define the workplace roles of supervisor, co-workers, and colleagues
5. Explain and demonstrate how to work effectively as part of a team to accomplish work goals

Topics and Scope
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I. The Ideal Employee
    A. Strengths employers are seeking
    B. Matching interests to work opportunities
    C. Ethical behaviors expected by employers
    D. Proper behavior in the workplace
    E. Effective communication with supervisor and staff members
II. The Ideal Employers
    A. Employers'  expectations and opportunities to learn
     B. Employers' communication style(s)
    C. Employers' leadership and or management style(s)
    D. Asking questions to elicit direction and guidance for assigned tasks
III. Working Effectively with Others
    A. Workplace team structures and goals
    B. Communication and collaboration with team members and supervisors
    C. Self-advocacy in the workplace
    D. On-the-job learning experiences
    E. How to accept criticism and critical feedback
    F. Seeking assistance when necessary
IV. Building Working Relationships
    A. Roles and responsibilities of supervisors, co-workers, and colleagues
    B. Open and honest communication in maintaining relationships
    C. Balancing business needs with interpersonal relationships
    D. Appropriate conversation with colleagues about non-work-related issues
V. Active Listening
    A. Dynamics of active listening
    B. Identifying important information
    C. Respecting the opinions of others
VI. Effective Speaking
    A. Dynamics of clear communication
    B. Communicating important information
    C. Verbal vs. non-verbal communication

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1. Pre- and post-assessment of soft skills for the workplace
2. Group activities and role-playing (6 - 8)
3. Strengths Assessment
4. Short answer essays to workplace communication evaluations (4 - 6)
5. Short answer responses to visual scenarios (2 - 4)

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
30 - 40%
Short answer essays; short answer responses
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Strengths assessment
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
30 - 40%
Pre- and post-assessment; active participation and attendance

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials
Workplace Skills: Tools for Workplace Success, Student Workbook. McGraw-Hill Education. 2012 (classic)

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