Occupational Support

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-016: Forklift Training, Credits = 3
Students will be taught forklift truck safety techniques: the use and maintenance of electric, gasoline, and LPG forklift trucks.

OCSUP-018: Industrial Safety, Credits = 1
This course is an introduction to general safety and health practices within the workplace. The students will know the basic types of industrial hazards and become familiar with safe procedures and corrective actions. The student will become familiar with employer responsibilities in occupational settings. The student will develop a safety consciousness and safety minded attitude.

OCSUP-026: Job Hunter, Credits = 1 - 3
Job Hunter encourages job seekers to think like employers and teaches the how to demonstrate skills and abilities in relation to business needs. Program completion is based on attendance criteria, homework assignments, class participation and development of an individualized employment portfolio consisting of a resume, master application and sample cover letter.

OCSUP-051: Vocational Math, Credits = 1 - 5
Individualized courses in basic mathematical skills pertaining to the particular vocational areas. Work includes decimals, percents, fractions, basic algebra, geometry, and practical application problems for the student's field.

OCSUP-088: Forklift Operator Training, Credits = .6
This course is designed to meet new OSHA requirements for forklift operator certification. Approximately five hours are spent in a classroom setting learning applicable regulations and basic theory. Two hours are spent in hands-on training and evaluation for each student. Prerequisite: Instructors permission.

OCSUP-099: Learning Strategies, Credits = 2
A course designed for students in the OCSUP series whose placement scores indicate their ability to benefit from an individualized learning skills course. Designed to address individual student needs to provide supplemental work in textbook reading strategies, exam preparation, grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, and specific writing tasks. Course is required for students who test into ENGL 080 or below, and is recommended for students who test into READ 088.

OCSUP-100: Introduction to Diction, Credits = 3
An introduction to the use of the voice and basic preparation for oral presentations. Includes dealing with speech anxiety, making yourself understood with attention to diction, articulation, vocal speech patterns, and American English inflections; listening to and comprehending spoken language.

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-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
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 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.