Course Content and Outcome Guide for CIS 100A
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- Curriculum Office
- Course Number:
- CIS 100A
- Course Title:
- High Tech-Career Exploration I
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Course DescriptionIntroduces high tech careers including education, ethics, and work environment. Assess individual skills, abilities and attitudes. Presents high technology disciplines through class discussions, presentation by professionals, mentoring, and hands-on activities. Explores a plan to help prepare for a career in high technology. English communication skills necessary. Note: This elective course will not count towards a CIS degree or certificate. A student cannot receive credit for both CIS 100 (A and B) and CIS 100.
Addendum to Course DescriptionGeared toward students first considering a high technology career.
Intended Outcomes for the course
- Match individual skills, knowledge, abilities, and goals with advanced technical educational and career paths.
- Describe the essential steps to pursue an advanced technical career including mentoring, professional organizations, programs of study, and cooperative working opportunities.
- Apply process thinking to solve problems and make decisions.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Describe the primary job duties of various advanced technical career professionals.
- Describe the skills and personal qualities needed to be an advanced technical career professional.
- Construct a statement outlining the essential steps to pursue an advanced technical career including mentoring, professional organizations, programs of study, and cooperative working opportunities.
- Examine and present real-world problems (case studies).
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Education and workplace issues related to advanced technical careers
- Scientific method
- Decision Making
- Analytical Skills
- Coordination and Communication Skills
- Goal setting
- Gender and Ethnicity Issues
- Resource information gathering
- Family and/or Community Support for Advanced Education and Career Goals
- Self-Esteem and Self-Motivation
- Assess the preparatory work and/or classes needed to pursue a course of study in an advanced technical program.
- Assess advanced technology careers and career pathways
- Assess individual skills, abilities; knowledge, attitude toward education and career
- Analyze the problem-solving process
Competencies and Skills:
- Work cooperatively as a team member.
- Communicate effectively and ethically
- Determine if advanced technology is an appropriate career
- Elaborate on the activities associated with various advanced technology careers
- Illustrate the differences between a technical degree and a scientific degree.