Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
BIT 280B
Course Title:
Work Experience - Seminar
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Course Description

Provides opportunities to share work experiences and receive feedback from students and instructors. Prerequisites: Department permission required. Corequisites: BIT 280A.

Addendum to Course Description

This course is designed as a capstone of the combined experiences of the BIT academic program and internship work experience. The purpose of this course is to provide a bridge between the Bioscience Technology core courses and real life work experience.  Students must have a designated worksite and be concurrently enrolled in BIT 280A.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Students successfully completing this course will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate scientific oral communication skills through presentations and discussions.

  2. Discuss and share with colleagues work experience projects in a professional and scientific manner.

Aspirational Goals

  1. To become ready to assume a professional role in the field of Bioscience Technology.
  2. To develop an appreciation for other students€™ projects and learning experiences.

Course Activities and Design

Students will present information regarding their Work Experience in a formal, professional manner. Throughout the course, the students will further develop and refine their scientific presentation and communication skills.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Outcomes are assessed through these strategies:

  • Reflection writings
  • Journal article presentation
  • Presentation summarizing work experience
  • Class discussions
  • Exit interview with the Department Chair or representative

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Verbal and written scientific communication skills

  • Oral presentation skills
  • PowerPoint (or similar) presentation skills
  • Effective communication with classmates, Work Experience Supervisor, and instructors