|OCSUP-009: Career Development for Life Transitions, Credits = 1 - 8|
A career development and life planning course that specifically addresses the needs of displaced homemakers and those in similar circumstances with instruction in basic workplace skills, career development, budget/finance, time/stress management, and improving self-esteem. Students focus on career goals as a basis for learning effective strategies to decrease barriers to employment success and self-sufficiency. This course also provides a support group for students during a critical time of transition from the home or unemployment to the workplace. There are no class fees for eligible candidates.
OCSUP-101: Job Psychology: Workplace and Educational Success Skills, Credits = 3
Explore how to develop effective workplace relationships and understand how self-knowledge, perception, attitudes, and behavior affect these relationships and job satisfaction. Students will also learn effective skills to be applied to workplace and educational environments. These learning skills include memory, concentration, time management, textbook reading, and exam preparation. Human relations topics include group dynamics, employee and management roles, and conflict resolution.
OCSUP-102: Oral Communication in the Workplace, Credits = 3
Emphasizes the development of content and relationship for effective oral communication. Topics include oral communication skills, interpersonal communication skills, effective listening, and intercultural communication.
OCSUP-103: Job Seeking Skills, Credits = 3
Provides activities to develop each student into an effective, successful job applicant. Areas studied include labor market analysis, skills identification, applications, resume and letter writing, and interview skills. Students learn what employers look for when hiring a perspective employee, how to make oneself a more competitive job seeker, and how networking and informational interviews result in employment opportunities. Recommended for second year professional-technical students.
OCSUP-106: Applied Mathematics I, Credits = 5
Offers review and instruction in whole numbers, decimals, fractions, measurement ratios and proportions, percentages, algebra, and geometry. Topics include development and applications of signed numbers, measurement, metric system, formulas and equations, right triangle, trigonometry, graphical representation, and interpretations of data. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score, or MATH 040.
OCSUP-107: Quantitative Problem Solving for the Trades II, Credits = 5
Integrated course of algebra, geometry and trigonometry. Practical applications to vocational and technical programs are emphasized through the use of contextualized small-group classroom activities and guided practical problem solving. Topics include graphing in the Cartesian coordinate system; graphing and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations; geometric concepts of angles (degree and radian measure) and triangles, including the Pythagorean theorem and similar triangles; trigonometric concepts of sine, cosine, and tangent, and solving right triangles. Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in OCSUP 106 or MATH 72B, or appropriate placement score.
OCSUP-108: Applied Mathematics II, Credits = 5
Provides review and instruction of the basic fundamental principles of geometry and trigonometry. Development and applications of measurement of angles, shapes and their properties, areas and volumes of triangles, polygons, cylinders, cones, circles, ellipses, irregular shapes, right triangle, trigonometric functions, and laws of sine and cosine. The emphasis in on combining academics and technical skills with real-life context for learning. Prerequisite: Grade of OCSUP 107, or appropriate placement score.
OCSUP-299: Principles of Leadership, Credits = 1
Encourage students to develop an awareness of their leadership potential and abilities through small group discussions and assumption of leadership roles and responsibilities. Students will acquire information, experience diverse points of view, construct knowledge and practice a variety of interpersonal and social skills, such as communicating, goal-setting, decision-making, team building, and managing stress.