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BEST 031 - Intermediate Better Employment Strategies and Techniques
BEST 031

This intermediate level course under the Education and Career Planning aims to prepare adult learners with life and employment readiness skills. Learners will be prepared to pursue individual occupational and/or educational goals within a changing and diverse world.

  • Total Hours: 160
  • Lecture Hours: 12.5
  • Total Practicum Hours: 60
  • Formal Work Experience: 60
Total Weeks: 8

This course is offered online: No

Prerequisites: None

Learning Outcomes:

There are four (4) main components to the B.E.S.T. course:
Academics, Career Development, Personal Development, and Innovative Work Search Strategies: 

Upon completion of the course the learner will be able to:
  • Identify attitudes towards work and return to learning
  • Identify strategies to overcome barriers to employment
  • Assess own career interests by use of assessments tools
  • Apply change management techniques to the development of educational and career planning
  • Identify own communication style and demonstrate/practice effective listening and feedback skills
  • Define key concepts of self-esteem and how these concepts apply
  • Identify and access relevant college and community resources
  • Identify key informational interviewing skills and complete a minimum of three (3) informal interviews
  • Write the college Math and English placements tests
  • Develop workplace essential skills
  • Perform set tasks using computer skills
  • Establish self-determined, realistic personal/educational/career goals, and complete an Action Plan
Grading System: Letters

Passing Grade:
D (50%)

Nature of Participation:
  • Portfolio Presentation
  • Specific Topic Class Presentation
Percentage of Individual Work: 50

Percentage of Group Work: 50

Course Offered in Other Programs: No

Textbooks: Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.

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