Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Managerial Professionalism & Readiness

 Title Abbreviation:   MANAG PROF & READINESS

 Department:    BUS

 Course #:    410

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    520201

 EPC:    502

 REV:    2018


 Course Description  

Participation in the contemporary workplace focusing on the managerial and interaction skills necessary for success. Apply the materials learned in SOC 420 to professional and business contexts with the objective of securing an internship. Focuses on the interaction requirements driven by technological advancement and increasing workforce diversity.

 Prerequisite  

Admission to BASAM program and BASAM Director permission.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory N/A  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Present themselves professionally in written, spoken, and non-verbal forms within a workplace setting.
  2. Demonstrate a personalized, effective digital presence appropriate for a workplace setting.
  3. Develop awareness and fluency in discourse patterns expected within their target industry.
  4. Deliver and receive feedback and coaching from peers, instructors, and other stakeholders and adjust personal interaction style as necessary.

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 . . .
0.3 Identify and evaluate the relationships among different perspectives within a field of study and among different fields of study.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.5 Effectively integrate and use information ethically and legally to accomplish a specific purpose.

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 . . .
2.8 Describe how one’s own preconceptions, biases and values affect one’s response to new and ambiguous situations.

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.
3.3 Demonstrate effective listening skills.
3.7 Adapt communication to diverse audiences and media.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.5 Adapt to and function effectively in communities and cultures different from one's own.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Professional written, spoken, and non-verbal interactions within a workplace setting,
  2. Personalized, effective digital presence appropriate for a workplace setting.
  3. Cultural differences in interaction styles and development of strategies and techniques to effectively interact with stakeholders in workplace and professional settings, including providing a voice for traditionally marginalized groups.
  4. Awareness and fluency in discourse patterns expected within target industry.
  5. Feedback and coaching from peers, instructors, and other stakeholders and adjust personal interaction style as necessary.