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Areas of Study | | INST102 syllabus




COURSE NUMBER: INST102
COURSE TITLE:Career Technologies
DIVISION:Technology
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:4
CONTACT HOURS:105
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:180
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Career Technologies provides instructions for students to seek, gain and keep employment, emphasizing the areas of document development, application, personal development, and consumer skills in order to effectively transition individuals back to society. In order to equip students with necessary skills to function effectively in the current workforce, a strong focus of this course will be technological advancements and computer concepts. The students will also focus on Basic English skills to properly complete resumes, applications, and verbal communications for interviews.

NOTES: Offered for Danville Correctional Center.
This course is not available for web registration.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Better understand personal skills and aptitudes.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use basic English skills to effectively communicate with various forms of correspondence.
  • Identify behaviors and attitudes and use decision making skills to change previous patterns.
  • Develop written goals and plans for job search and career development.
  • Identify personal and community resources that will be beneficial for networking. Understand the changes currently taking place in society.
  • Demonstrate the ability to budget, use checking and savings accounts, use electronic and paper banking, plan for retirement, and give to charity.
  • Develop proper preparation and conduct for effective interviewing.
  • Use basic computer skills and commands to demonstrate the ability to quickly and accurately use a keyboard for working with files, documents, emails, and the internet.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. Introduction to Microsoft Office
  2. English and Grammar Review
  3. Typing Skills
  4. Career Scope Job Search
  5. Resume and Cover Letter Creation
  6. Interview Skills
  7. Basic Finance Information
  8. ‘Real World’ Skills

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
Karen Scheiter Williams. Basic English Review. Cengage Learning. 9th Ed.
Skip Downing. On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life.
Keith Goree. Ethics in the Workplace. Cengage Learning
Amy Hemmert and Tina Sander. Out and About in the World of Computers, Alta Books
Carl Chatfield and Timothy Johnson. Practical Microsoft Office 2016. Microsoft Press.

See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
Grades are based on the following percentages:

90-100% (2300-2500) = A
80-89% (2100-2299) = B
70-79% (1900-2099) = C
60-69% (1700-1899) = D
00-59% (0-1699) = F

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2019

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