Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   INVEST Practicum Seminar

 Title Abbreviation:   INVEST PRACTICUM

 Department:    INV

 Course #:    75

 Credits:    6

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    6.0

 CIP:    320401

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Students participate in the practicum seminar while simultaneously completing community-based internships, combining classroom theory with practical experience gained in the workplace. The practicum experiences are tied directly to students' career goals and employment plan developed with Employment Consultant and employment agency. Students will discuss and track progress toward practicum learning outcomes, discuss issues and concerns that happen on the job with instructors and peers, and role-play effective on the job communication strategies.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 11

Lab: 110

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Complete accurate, thoughtful, and high quality learning objectives, and additional cooperative education documentation including agency required reporting
  2. Self-evaluate progress made on practicum learning outcomes
  3. Perform and describe assigned duties in a friendly and courteous manner and accept feedback.
  4. Demonstrate and document effective communication with a variety of people and contribute to a team environment.
  5. Document arrival to the workplace on time for scheduled work hours, prepared for work, and professional in appearance
  6. Identify ways to show initiative and ways for improvement in the completion of assigned tasks.
  7. Analyze problems and choose and discuss appropriate solutions, seeking clarification when necessary.
  8. Communicate and document real world experience related to career goals.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

0. Application and Integration

Definition: Applying information from one or more disciplines and/or field experiences in new contexts (Outcome 0.1); developing integrated approaches or responses to personal, academic, professional, and social issues (Outcomes 0.2-0.5).

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
0.1 Apply theories and concepts studied in the classroom to field, clinical, shop, research, or laboratory settings.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.2 Recognize, produce and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal, group, and public speaking skills.

Course Contents

  1. Site selection with Employment Consultant and meets department and agency criteria
  2. Goal-setting and development of measurable learning objectives
  3. Weekly summary or progress toward goals are turned in to Employment Consultant listing hours worked, duties performed, and skills developed and includes reflection and comfort level performing tasks and duties.
  4. Completion of employer and student evaluation forms