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Division: Business and Applied Technologies
Department: Transportation Technology
Course: DMT 2930
Title: Leadership & Professional Development - Course 2
Catalog Description:

This is the second course in a series of two courses which will help students gain and improve workplace and interpersonal skills. Professional stewardship, management, and leadership are the foundational topics. Students taking this course will also have the opportunity to participate in the SkillsUSA career and professional leadership organization.


General Education Requirements: N/A
Semesters Offered: TBA
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 1; Lecture: 1; Lab: 0
Clock/Hour Requirements: 15
Offered for Non-Credit: Yes
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Justification:

This course fulfills the Human Relations requirement for many of the Career and Technical Education programs and provides students with employability skills which will better prepare them for future career success.


Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • establish career goals
  • develop personal financial skills
  • explore opportunities for advanced training
  • market an instructional program
  • serve as a volunteer in the community
  • plan and develop a business
  • conduct a worker interview
  • develop a resume and write a cover letter
  • demonstrate interviewing skills
  • understand the cost of customer service
  • identify and apply conflict resolution skills
  • demonstrate evaluation skills
  • perform skill demonstration
  • exercise the "right to know"
  • forecast employment trends and risks of employment changes
  • re-evaluate career goals and establish long-term goals
  • compare ethical and non-ethical workplace attitudes
  • develop a working relationship with a mentor
  • illustrate an organizational structure
  • construct a job search network
  • plan and implement a leadership project
  • investigate entrepreneurship opportunities
  • develop customer service skills
  • apply supervisory skills
  • manage a project and evaluate others
  • evaluate professional competencies
  • organize an employment portfolio.

Content:

Course objectives will be achieved by providing students with instructional and hands-on experiences in the following areas:

  • establish career goals
  • develop personal financial skills
  • explore opportunities for advanced training
  • market an instructional program
  • serve as a volunteer in the community
  • plan and develop a business
  • conduct a worker interview
  • develop a resume and write a cover letter
  • demonstrate interviewing skills
  • understand the cost of customer service
  • identify and apply conflict resolution skills
  • demonstrate evaluation skills
  • perform skill demonstration
  • exercise the "right to know"
  • forecast employment trends and risks of employment changes
  • re-evaluate career goals and establish long-term goals
  • compare ethical and non-ethical workplace attitudes
  • develop a working relationship with a mentor
  • illustrate an organizational structure
  • construct a job search network
  • plan and implement a leadership project
  • investigate entrepreneurship opportunities
  • develop customer service skills
  • apply supervisory skills
  • manage a project and evaluate others
  • evaluate professional competencies
  • organize an employment portfolio.

General Education Outcomes:


Applied Education Outcomes:

2) A student can read, retrieve, evaluate, interpret, and deliver information using a variety of traditional and electronic media.

Students will participate in employment research, utilizing printed and electronic media. Employment outlook, availability, and job description information is researched and reported.


3) A student can speak and write effectively and respectfully as a member of the global community, and work effectively as a member of a team.

Students are required to give oral presentations on job-related topics. Effective oral communication is a key component in this program.


8) A student has acquired entry-level skills specific to and appropriate for employment in his/her field of study.

Students will participate in activities that build and reinforce self-confidence, positive attitudes toward work, and communication skills.


9) A student is aware of industry specific certifications and has developed skills sufficient to acquire the same.

Students are informed of what employment opportunities are available.


Key Performance Indicators:

Student Learning Outcomes will be assessed by two or more of the following Key Performance Indicators:

  • class discussion
  • presentations
  • performance activities
  • assignments
  • performance in subsequent courses.

Representative Text and/or Supplies:
  • PDP SkillsUSA Level 3 Student Workbook, current edition, The Professional Development Program.
  • PDP SkillsUSA Level 4 Student Workbook, current edition, The Professional Program.

Optimum Class Size: 30
Maximum Class Size: 50


Link to this syllabus: https://www.snow.edu/syllabus/?action=viewSyllabus&subject=10574
Link to this syllabus (pdf): https://www.snow.edu/syllabus/pdf.php?syllabus=10574