ESTR Career Stream Courses

ESTR 0100 Practical Experience 3 (0,0,20)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students in the career educational stream of the Educational Skills Training Program are required to complete the program with a six-week practicum in an organization or business related to their field of interest. Students perform the duties of an entry-level employee; work experience opportunities are designed to accommodate the needs of students and employers. A work experience coordinator monitors individual students.
Prerequisite: Admission into Educational Skills and Training Certificate Program and ESTR 0160
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ESTR 0120 Self and Community Awareness (5,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students explore their personal values and goals with regards to being successful in a work environment. A variety of self-assessments and self-discovery tools are completed to determine the field to which students are best suited. Students then develop a vocational plan that outlines their future plans. Completion of the vocational plan is a requirement for the Career Awareness course.
Prerequisite: Admission into Educational Skills and Training Certificate Program
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ESTR 0130 Workplace Academics 1 (5,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students improve their skills in literacy and numeracy as it relates to the workplace. The instruction is individualized; students are challenged at their level of competence. Topics include reading and following directions, work vocabulary, taking messages, using a calculator, and money skills. Students are evaluated on their ability to demonstrate their skills and show improvement in literacy and numeracy.
Prerequisite: Admission into Educational Skills and Training Certificate Program
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ESTR 0140 Workplace Academics 2 (5,0,0)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

This course is a continuation of ESTR 0130: Workplace Academics 1. Students increase their competency in math, and reading and writing skills. The instruction in this course is individualized; students are challenged at their level of competence. Topics include measurement using the metric system, finding and reading information, and writing simple messages and letters.
Prerequisite: ESTR 0130
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ESTR 0150 Career Awareness (5,0,1)

Credits: 3 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students examine the skills and profiles of entry- level occupations to assist in their choice of occupations to consider. Students compare the skills, abilities, and knowledge required for different jobs to their own skills, abilities and knowledge, and complete a job and self-assessment of their chosen occupation. In order to complete the course, students must develop a personal vocational plan that outlines their immediate goals and a five-year plan.
Prerequisite: Admission into Educational Skills and Training Certificate Program and ESTR 0120
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ESTR 0160 Introduction to the Workplace, Practical Experience (0,0,20)

Credits: 5 credits
Delivery: Campus

Students select an entry-level placement that matches their interests and abilities. The placement is four weeks in length, with a maximum of 20 hours per week, determined by a discussion with the student and the employer. Students have an opportunity to further develop good work habits and the skills required for successful employment.A work experience coordinator monitors individual students.
Prerequisite: Admission into Educational Skills and Training Certificate Program
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