PCC/ CCOG / LAT

Course Content and Outcome Guide for LAT 280A

Course Number:
LAT 280A
Course Title:
Cooperative Education: Landscape
Credit Hours:
1-10
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Actual work experience at approved job sites or on Rock Creek grounds. Department permission required.

Addendum to Course Description

Students may sign up for Cooperative Work Experience for the following job situations:A landscape job currently heldPlacement on a new job site within the industryAn industry related internshipWork assignments with the Rock Creek Grounds

When possible, the PCC Landscape instructional staff and/or the Cooperative Education Specialist will  assist in locating a suitable cooperative education work site. The student will develop a custom set of learning outcomes  with the instructor of record and the job supervisor. The purpose of the cooperative work experience will be the development of a knowledge base of everyday "on the job" requirements. 

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • To utilize skills and concepts learned in the classroom.
  • Enhance oral communication and job interview skills. 
  • Develop appropriate work ethic.
  • Improve interactions with supervisors and management.
  • To complete assigned duties as an individual or as a team.
  • Meet job timelines and schedules. 
  • Evaluate business practice and ethics.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Evaluations will be based on job performance reviews with the instructor of
record and the job supervisor; a job site visit by the cooperative education specialist;
and written assignments submitted to the instructor of record.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Field Work Experience:
Where appropriate: interview with a prospective employer and submit a resume.
Establish a written set of learning objectives with the instructor of record and the job supervisor for a specific job.
Meet the employers job expectations in terms of performance, dress, appropriate on the job behavior, and skill application.
Take part in open discussion of learning progress with the job supervisor and the cooperative education specialist.
Review final supervisors job performance evaluation with the supervisor and the instructor of record.
Work experience reporting and record keeping:
Maintain and submit, to the instructor of record, a paper discussing the following:
1. job tasks assigned
2. encountered problems
3. solutions to problems
4. position relationship to fellow crew members, supervisors and business owner and if applicable to clients.
5. work requirements such as equipment, dress and transportation
6. new responsibilities and skills
7. your evaluation of the business practices and ethics
8. your evaluation of how job is meeting the developed learning objectives
 

Related Instruction

Communication
Hours: 18

Outcomes:

  • Enhance oral communication and job interview skills. 
  • Improve interactions with supervisors and management.

Activities:

  • Enhance oral communication and job interview skills.
  • Job interview and resume, written learning objectibes and assignments
  • Regular communication between employee, supervisor and specialist.

Human Relations
Hours: 18

Outcomes:

  • Develop appropriate work ethic.
  • Improve interactions with supervisors and management.
  • To complete assigned duties as an individual or as a team.
  • Evaluate business practice and ethics.

Activities:

  • To complete assigned duties as an individual or as a team.
  • Improve interactions with supervisors and management.
  • Skill application as an individual or team.
  • Appropriate on the job behavior.
  • Ealuation of progress and job performance reviews with supervisor and specialist.