Spring 2014 CRN# 23482

Instructor: George Knox E-mail: Phone: 971-722-4475 Office: Sylvania PCC, CC 221 (Student Employment)

Course Content: CG 209 is a one-quarter course designed to help students build job search skills. The class will provide information and practice in self-evaluation, researching career fields and companies, preparing resumes and other application tools, interviewing and job success. Its aim is to help students in finding summer, co-op and regular employment.

Text: Reading assignments are online at the CG 209 web site, accessible from MyPCC. Additional readings may be provided by the instructor in class or via e-mail.

Schedule of Readings and Assignments: A description of readings and assignments is available at the CG 209 web site, accessible from MyPCC. Due dates for assignments are also listed at the web site.

Grading: Grading will be based on attendance, satisfactory completion* of all written assignments, and satisfactory completion* of a final project (mini-portfolio). The following scale will be used to assign the final grade:

Points Scale**

  • A = 200-180 pts.
  • B = 179-160 pts.
  • C = 159-140 pts.
  • D = 139-120 pts.
  • F = 119- pts.

Point Distribution

  • Attendance/On-line participation: 30 pts.
  • Informational Interview: 50 pts.
  • Written Assignments: 70 pts.
  • Final Project/Portfolio: 50 pts.
                         **P = A-C NP = D-F
*Satisfactory completion is measured according to current employment market standards. All assignments will be evaluated as actual job search material. In the job market, either you demonstrate that you can do the job and should be interviewed/hired, or you don't. Assignments that do not meet industry standards will receive no points unless revised using instructor's comments.

All written assignments should be submitted on or before the due date. Late assignments will be penalized. Homework submitted on time may be redone for full points.

Conflicts should be brought to the instructor's attention as soon as possible in order to facilitate special arrangements.

Students are encouraged to use the Student Employment/Cooperative Education Office for help in finding employment.

Accommodation: Students who have a documented disability and require a classroom adjustment or accommodation should contact the Disabilities Office [] and provide the Approved Academic Accommodation form to the Instructor

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Last Modified: January 2012