Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
SC 18
Course Title:
Life Skills
Credit Hours:
1.7
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
34
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Assists students in goal setting, career choices, and job search techniques. Provides brush-up on language skills, business English, introduction to computers, and keyboarding. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

  • Successful completion of Foundation course assignments.
  • Effective written business or organization communication skills.
  • Confidence that will lead to self-efficacy and a team player.

Course Activities and Design

1.Identify tool bars and parts of computer screen.

2.Create, open save, and retrieve a file.

3.Perform, click, and drag double click functions.

4.Write complete sentences and combine runs.

5.Use precise word choice

6.Use parallel structure

7.Write clear, concise sentences

8.Eliminate redundancy and trite phrases

9.Use Correct punctuation

10.        Proofread, edit, and format using skills 7-12.

11.        Ask content related questions

12.        Perform basic operations in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division on whole numbers and simple fractions.

13.        Solve a workplace conflict scenario.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Key, proof, and edit a business letter using word processing program.

Create a business memo using correct format and Standard English.

Work in a team to solve workplace conflict.

Become a tutor peer.            

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Concepts:

Keyboarding

Vocabulary

Mechanics in writing

oGrammar

oSpelling

oPhonics

Syntax

Fractions

Decimals

Percentages

Business Correspondence

Employment Tests

Appropriate Assertiveness

Computer Applications

Issues:

·   Follow written and oral direction.

·   Interpersonal relations

·   Self-esteem

·   Self-efficacy

·   Hygiene Life Skills

·   Teamwork