PCC/ CCOG / OST

Course Content and Outcome Guide for OST 101

Course Number:
OST 101
Course Title:
Occupational Skills Training 101
Credit Hours:
1-16
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Provides the opportunity for students to receive instruction in a specific occupational area not normally addressed by on-going PCC programs. An individualized course in consultation with the student, PCC faculty, PCC OST coordinators, work-site supervisors, and agency representatives(s), if appropriate. An interview with an OST coordinator is required for assessment, to determine the specific occupation and to approve a suitable training site and its availability. Prerequisites are determined by the specific occupational standards.

Addendum to Course Description

An interview with an Occupational Skills representative is required to determine an individual€™s career goal and to determine if a suitable training site is available. Some training programs require basic skills of reading, interpreting and understanding technical manuals as well as basic math and writing skills. Occupational Skills Training is an approved program for state worker€™s compensation clients, disabled veterans, and state vocational rehabilitation clients. Students may repeat this course. A two-year certificate is awarded upon completion of 64 credit hours.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Students who successfully complete the programs will be able to:

· Use industry specific vocabulary and tools effectively.

· Use professional behaviors appropriate to the work place such as punctuality, attendance, cooperation, teamwork, and respect.

· Understand and apply the safety standards of the work site and the industry.

· Use written and oral communication appropriate for the occupation or industry.

· Use workplace math skills appropriate for the occupation or industry.

· Be prepared to enter the occupation of choice with entry-level skills.

Course Activities and Design

Students train at off-campus sites under the supervision of a skilled trainer up to 40 hours per week. Training is comprised of demonstration and hands-on experience. Related classroom instruction may be included if prescribed in the approved training plan. This is an open entry/open exit program with no breaks for traditional school vacations. Length of program depends on the skill being taught.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

This course is offered on a Pass/No Pass basis. Students who successfully complete the program will receive a passing score based on attendance, attitude and progress in training as rated by PCC faculty with feedback from the on-site instructor. A Timesheet & Trainer€™s Report is completed regularly by the on-site instructor and submitted to the Occupational Skills office along with any pertinent comments of the instructor. Student Activity reports are completed by the student and submitted to the Occupational Skills office. Periodic visits by an Occupational Skills representative are made with a written progress report generated.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

 MAJOR CONCEPTS:

Themes, concepts, issues, competencies and skills will vary with each student€™s customized training. While training in their individualized program, the student will acquire the skills and competencies needed to qualify for entry-level employment in the occupation selected. Through the course of their training, students will become familiar with the safety, communication, computation and human relations concepts unique to their industry/occupation.

SKILLS:

Job Learning/Skill Improvement:

  • Workplace math skills
  • Problem solving/critical thinking
  • Written communication
  • Computer literacy
  • Shows continual improvement and speed in completing training
  • Can work independently
  • Learns with ease, understands work/responsibilities

Quality Of Work:

  • Uses care with equipment and materials
  • Completes job in minimal time
  • Follows and understands directions
  • Is accurate and careful I work, will ask questions when needed
  • Can adapt to work conditions, is flexible

Attitudes Toward Training:

  • Works safely
  • Uses time effectively
  • Keeps busy, looks for work to do
  • Looks for ways to improve €“ is alert to new methods

Relations With Others:

  • Cooperates with Supervisors, is respectful
  • Works well with others
  • Accepts suggestions
  • Is courteous and helpful with public/customers
  • Respect for diverse populations

Attendance:

  • Is on time to training, remains until required hours are completed
  • Alerts supervisor if absent or late for training
  • Plans ahead to re-arrange training

Appearance:

  • Dress appropriate for job setting
  • Exhibits cleanliness, good hygiene
  • Identifies areas of strength and need in training performance

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 65

Outcomes:

· Use workplace math skills appropriate for the occupation or industry.

Communication
Hours: 30

Outcomes:

· Use industry specific vocabulary and tools effectively.

· Use written and oral communication appropriate for the occupation or industry.

Human Relations
Hours: 30

Outcomes:

· Use professional behaviors appropriate to the work place such as punctuality, attendance, cooperation, teamwork, and respect.

· Understand and apply the safety standards of the work site and the industry.

· Be prepared to enter the occupation of choice with entry-level skills.