Course Content and Outcome Guide for HR 108
- Course Number:
- HR 108
- Course Title:
- Culinary Assistant Training
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
- Special Fee:
Course DescriptionComplete individualized vocational training in food services or clerical areas. Classroom sessions cover career exploration. Topics include: identification of values, interests, skills, and barriers to employment. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
HR 108 is for second-term students in the Culinary Assistant Program. It is a progressive course that builds on the skills and knowledge that students have acquired from HR 107. Students learn through classroom instruction and hands-on skill training. Classroom sessions focus on developing work-related communications and social skills, food safety, on-the-job safety, as well as job-success skills. The program coordinator provides individualized training and assistance in maintaining positive work habits.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Course Activities and Design
Students receive hands-on training in the PCC Food-services cafeteria on-campus. They work with skillful food-service staff to learn specific job skills in their work areas. The students, with input from the program coordinator, select one or more job-training areas out of the following choices: food preparation (hot food, salad, bakery, sandwich, pizza, bento/oriental food, sushi and hot dog); food/customer serving; store-keeping; food area maintaining; and dish-washing. Child-care, custodial service or clerical assisting training may sometimes be available. Students complete assigned tasks performed as their personal ability allows. Students spend two hours per week in classroom activities.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Work-related skills and habits.
- Workplace behaviors.
- Classroom activities.
Attendance and punctuality that reflect students attitude and professionalism are recorded and counted. The students work-related skills, habits and teamwork, as well as their employability and workplace behaviors are evaluated by the staff trainers, co-workers and the program coordinator. Classroom activities are graded primarily on class participation, in-class assignment, tests and examinations on specific job-related knowledge.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Learn and become skillful with job skills.
- Learn the job-success/soft skills necessary for employment retention.
- Learn specific job-related knowledge to be more knowledgeable.
- Understand the importance of professionalism, positive attitude and work ethics.
- Practice work-related communication and team playing.
- Learn the concept of being a good employee.
- Assist the staff trainers to complete assigned jobs in training area.
- Able to work semi-independently.
- Able to adapt to job-success skills (such as social skills, professionalism, etc.)
- Familiar with specific job-related knowledge (such as food safety, workplace safety).
- Demonstrate professionalism, positive attitude and good work ethics at work-site.
- Practice communication and following instruction skills by using effective listening.
- Improve self to be a good employee.
- Direct instruction in workplace math skills, includes learning how to use calculator specifically designed for food operators.
- Practice math skills at workplace.
- Develop skill in maintaining inventory and supplies.
- Develop skill in weights, measures and temperature that are necessary in food operations.
- Learn and be familiar with American monetary currency.
- Learn the importance of budgeting.
- Direct instruction in workplace communication skills.
- Practice communication skills at workplace.
- Develop skill in reporting to supervisor on job-related matters.
- Develop skill in following instructions correctly.
- Develop skill in mini-group communication.
- Learn how to handle criticism.
- Learn to ask for help when needed.
Human RelationsHours: 46
- Direct instruction in workplace human relations skills.
- Practice human relations skills at workplace.
- Develop skill in getting along with others on a job setting.
- Learn to maintain a good personal appearance.
- Learn to be tactful and considerate of others.
- Learn to help each other at work.