Job Skills Syllabus

Credit Hours: 1/2 credit per semester completed
Course Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Instructor: Mr. Barnett
Required Text and Other Learning Resources: You will bring you Job Skills folder with paper and writing utensil to class each day. These are required as part of your participation grade.

Course Overview

In this course you will develop skills to complete a job application and to develop a resume. It will teach you what you need to live on your own and handle finances. You will learn how to set goals and work to achieve them.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:
a. Complete a job application
b. Develop a resume
c. Clearly answer interview questions
d. Work with a group to achieve a goal
e. Work individually to achieve a goal
f. Read and follow through with a recipe
g. Manage a bank account

Course Calendar/Schedule:

Weeks 1-2: Introduction to course. Student Interviews. Rules.
Weeks 3-5: Workplace Readiness
Weeks 6-8: Applying for a job; Resume & Cover Letter
Weeks 9-11: Interviewing-questions, dress, follow up
Weeks 11-13: Controlling Your Spending
Weeks 14-16: Banking Basics
Weeks 17-18: Buy Now, Pay Later (credit and loans)
Weeks 19-21: Moving Out On Your Own
Weeks 22-24: Finding An Apartment/House
Weeks 25-27: Moving In and Getting Settled
Weeks 28-31: Cooking-Setting up, Proper Food Handling/Storage
Weeks 32-34: Following a recipe
Weeks 35-36: Cooking Final

Grading Policy

We will have approximately 60 class periods (if there are no missed school days). Each class period is worth 20 participation points for a total of 1200 points in participation possible. Each period may also have a 10-50 point assignment/quiz given or due that day. This means the majority of your grade is based on participation.

Course Policies

  1. Policy for submitting assignments– absences do not mean your assignments are forgiven. Please see Mr. Barnett the first day that you return from your absence to see what work you need to make up. Any assignments given as homework is due on the date specified. 5 points will be deducted for each school day that they are late.
  2. There will be periodic quizzes and exams that students will work on individually. The date and time will be announced.
  3. Since class participation is a large part of your grade, your attendance is imperative. If you are absent, you will be required to complete the daily worksheet for a lesser grade.
  4. Academic dishonesty–most of our work will be done in groups, so there is no reason to cheat or to not complete your own work. If you are found to have plagiarized from another student’s paper. a book, or the internet, or any other published work, you will be given a zero for the class.