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PTW301: Career Decision Making (2012-2013)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Career and Technical Education
COURSE TITLE: Career Decision Making
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013

Major Concepts/Content: Career Decision ion Making is designed to provide students with in-depth research of the world of work through self/career awareness, occupational exploration, career interests, work activities, work situations and environment, attitudes toward work, and career planning. Using the information obtained in this course, students are able to understand and to focus on career planning and work relationships. Through the study of various occupations and work opportunities, students will focus on emerging careers in order to make sound Decision ions as related to career planning. Topics to be studied include:

  • self and career assessments
  • career exploration
  • job application activities and techniques
  • college and technical preparation opportunities
  • personal qualities required in a work environment
  • electronic information sources.

Major Instructional Activities: Students will complete classroom career awareness activities as a means of developing thinking skills, utilizing information-gathering techniques, and exploring self-management tools. Students will practice SCANS (Secretaries Commission for Achieving Necessary Skills) using real life activities as related to the course content. Textbooks and resource materials will be utilized for completing these activities. Other activities to be included are:

  • Field trips
  • Guest speakers
  • Job shadowing
  • Interest inventories
Job search activities such as completing job applications, writing cover letters, resume writing, and mock interviewing techniques
  • Writing occupational research papers
  • Using electronic media and audiovisual materials for occupational research and job application techniques

Major Evaluative Techniques: Students are evaluated through a variety of activities, such as

  • Use of investigative skills via electronic information systems
  • Written and oral reports
  • Use of simulation materials and testing devices
  • Role playing
  • Activities correlated to resource materials

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Self assess one’s interests, aptitudes, values, and abilities
  • Employ strategies to locate, analyze, and apply career information
  • Apply the knowledge gained to make a future career decision ion
  • Demonstrate employability skills such as working on a team, problem-solving, and self-management skills
  • Describe ethical characteristics to be successful in the world of work
  • Apply basic competency skills to the related work environment
  • Employ strategies to successfully complete a job search