ERIC Number: ED383834
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Applied Communications. Course Materials: English 103, 105, 106, 108. Seattle Tech Prep Applied Academics Project.
South Seattle Community Coll., Washington.
This publication contains materials for four courses in Applied Communications in the Applied Academics program at South Seattle Community College. It begins with the article, "Community College Applied Academics: The State of the Art?" George B. Neff), which describes the characteristics, model, courses, and coordination activity that make up this community college applied academics program. Materials provided for each course include the following: course outline (credit, lecture, and lab hours; course description; prerequisites; learning objectives and hours of instruction) and course syllabus (course description; required materials; other policies; weekly schedules). The first two courses (Applied Communications: Assessment and Applied Communications I: Workplace Communications) are designed for technical students and serve as an introduction to communication skills in the workplace. Students assess, practice, and improve their oral and written skills in a variety of business formats. The courses are coordinated with a computer application course. The third course (Applied Communications II: Technical Writing--Career Research) involves preparation of a detailed career plan by each student and results in the production of a document in the form of a formal business report. It complements the school's counseling and career services functions, uses skills and careers data banks and library business reference functions, and involves extensive computer use. The fourth course (Project Research, Documentation, and Presentation) is coordinated with students' technical programs and focuses on communications issues related to second-year technical capstone projects. Students learn to do the following: develop project plans, status reports, and research plans; conduct research; do project reports; and make speeches. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Articulation (Education), Business Communication, Career Planning, Communication Skills, Community Colleges, Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Instructional Materials, Integrated Curriculum, Learning Activities, Research Skills, Tech Prep, Technical Writing, Technology, Two Year Colleges, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Boeing Co., Seattle, WA.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: South Seattle Community Coll., Washington.