Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Business and Social Sciences Division
GIST 101DTECHNOLOGY CAREERS & WORKFORCE PREPARATIONSummer 2014
1 hour lecture.1 Unit

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 12 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: 1 Lab Hours: Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: Stand Alone Course
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: NoneValidation: 1/3/11

1. Description -
Job search strategies, resume writing and interview skills for students in technical fields.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in GEOG 101D.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Apply job search strategies to identify job openings that match applicant's skill set and career goals
  2. Demonstrate the ability to write a resume that matches current industry standards in the applicants field
  3. Demonstrate job interview skills
  4. Discuss a career plan that outlines the student's education plan and career goals.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Access to computers with internet connectivity

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Introduction to job search strategies (Lec)
    1. Identify job objective
    2. Traditional, non-traditional or combination approaches to job search process.
    3. Time Management techniques (Lec)
    4. Job market and hiring trends (Lec)
    5. Hidden job market (Lec)
    6. Researching company/employer's culture, values, and compensation (Lec)
    7. Requirements for the vacant positions: scope of job, skills needed and training required and desired. (Lec)
    8. Identify barriers to a successful job search process (Lec)
    9. Coping strategies to deal with rejection (Lec)
  2. Cultural influences on the job hunting process (Lec)
    1. Strengths and weaknesses of culture on the search process (Lec)
    2. Factors for the non-native speaker (Lec)
    3. Diversity issues: gender, age, culture, race, disabilities, veterans (Lec)
  3. Verbal and Non-verbal communication (Lec)
    1. Appearance, clothing (Lec)
    2. Attitude (Lec)
    3. Cultural expectations (Lec)
    4. Managing stress (Lec)
    5. Appropriate behavior and etiquette in interviews (Lec)
  4. Job search action plan (Lec)
    1. Develop plan of successful job search (Lec)
    2. Time line and bench marks (Lec)
    3. Networking (Lec)
    4. Internet searching issues and solutions (Lec)
  5. Job Offers/rejections (Lec)
    1. Accepting offer (Lec)
      1. Salary and non-salary negotiations (Lec)
      2. Employment conditions (Lec)
      3. Benefits (Lec)
    2. Rejection Issues (Lec)
      1. Assessment of process (Lec)
      2. Changes needed for future (Lec)
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Completion of all assignments
  2. Evidence of self-reflection and critical thinking in all homework
  3. Job Search plan and timeline
  4. Evaluation of each interview
7. Representative Text(s) -
  1. No text is required
  2. When taught via Foothill Global Access: supplemental lectures, reading materials, web based resources and assignments accessible on the internet. Class discussions and individualized attention will be delivered using online forums, messages and e-mail

8. Disciplines -
Geography or Drafting or Environmental Technologies or Forestry/Natural Resources
 
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture presentations and classroom discussion. Demonstrations and hands-on exercises. Reading assignments.
 
10. Lab Content -
Not applicable.
 
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
 
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Reading Assignments: Weekly reading assignments from text and outside sources; Hands on Exercises and demonstrations: Weekly computer exercises. Each exercise covers assigned reading and lecture topics
13. Need/Justification -
This course is part of a four course series that provides for remedial instruction for those in need of it in conjunction with the school districts, as well as support services which help students succeed at the postsecondary level. This class was created as part of a grant funded project to further the 2+2 high school to college pathways for career technical students.


Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-04-08 16:21:14


Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines