Occupational Support

OCSUP-101: Human Relations, Credits = 3
This course utilizes principles from the behavioral sciences to help students in establishing positive relationships among individuals in the work setting. Through readings, critical thinking, problem solving, writing, role-playing, and case studies, students will develop basic human relations skills essential to effectively function in the modern workplace. These communication skills are applicable to relations with co-workers, supervisors, subordinate workers and customers.

OCSUP-102: Oral Communication in the Workplace, Credits = 3
Oral communication prepares students to communicate effectively and professionally in the workplace. Students explore fundamentals of maintaining productive interpersonal interactions in workplace settings through experiential learning activities. This course contributes to the student's workplace communication skills as the student learns to give and receive constructive criticism from others in classroom and on-line discussion and activities.

OCSUP-103: Job Seeking Skills, Credits = 3
Students gain knowledge and skills needed to be effective, successful job applicants. Students increase job seeking skills and qualities through analysis of the labor market, job search techniques, skills identification, applications, resume and letter writing and interview skills. Students understand what employers look for in a perspective employee, and become a more competitive job seeker. Students will learn how networking and informational interviews result in employment opportunities.

OCSUP-105: Introduction to Quantitative Problem Solving for the Trades, Credits = 5
An introductory course in problem-solving for vocational and technical programs that uses basic computation (both without and with a calculator), pre-algebra, and introductory algebra and geometry skills. Course includes guided and independent practical problem solving, contextualized small-group classroom activities and open-ended projects. A prescribed problem-solving structure will be followed. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score.

OCSUP-106: Quantitative Problem Solving for the Trades I, Credits = 5
A course in problem solving for vocational and technical programs that uses basic pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry skills. Course includes guided and independent practical problem solving, contextualized small-group classroom activities and open-ended projects. A prescribed problem-solving structure will be followed. Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in OCSUP 105, or appropriate placement score.

OCSUP-107: Quantitative Problem Solving for the Trades II, Credits = 5
A course in problem solving for vocational and technical programs that uses algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Course includes guided and independent practical problem solving, contextualized small-group classroom activities and open-ended projects. A prescribed problem-solving structure will be followed. Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in OCSUP 106, or appropriate placement score

OCSUP-299: Leadership Development, Credits = 1
This course covers the various aspects of professionalism. Students complete coursework that focuses on professional growth, success, professional image, and professional organizations. Students explore aspects belonging to a professional growth plan, determine the value of professional development, develop success attributes, hone a professional image, and learn important leadership techniques and skills that are needed to be successful in a professional environment.