Career Readiness Programs

SBVC offers two free career readiness programs for anyone who wants preparation for entering the workforce.

 Job Readiness Skills Certificate Program Courses
(72 hours of instruction)

This non-credit program prepares students to enter the workforce through career exploration and planning, interview preparation, employment acquisition, as well as communication and workplace skills development.

  1. VOCED 600 - Blueprint for Workplace Success (18 hrs.)
  2. VOCED 601 - Blueprint for Customer Service (18 hrs.)
  3. VOCED 602 - Job Search Strategies (18 hrs.)
  4. VOCED 603 - Positive Strategies for the New Employee (18 hrs.)

Workforce Literacy Skills Certificate Program Courses
(212 - 312 hours of instruction)

This noncredit program prepares students to enter the workforce through career exploration and planning, interview preparation, employment acquisition, as well as communication and workplace skills development. In addition, this program provides students with basic skills training in English, Computing and Mathematics.

  1. VOCED 600 - Blueprint for Workplace Success (18 hrs.)
  2. VOCED 601 - Blueprint for Customer Service (18 hrs.)
  3. VOCED 602 - Job Search Strategies (18 hrs.)
  4. VOCED 603 - Positive Strategies for the New Employee (18 hrs.)
  5. VOCED 631 - Fundamentals of Business English (36 hrs.)
  6. CIT 601 - Introduction to Basic Computer Skills (8 hrs. lecture/16 hrs. lab per semester)
  7. MATH 601 - Independent Lab for Fundamental Mathematical Skills (5 - 10 hrs. per week)

Course Descriptions

VOCED 600 - Blueprint for Workplace Success (18 hours per semester)

This accelerated noncredit course is designed to provide students with the necessary tools and skills in order for them to create a "blueprint" for themselves with respect to the workplace. The topics covered include, but are not limited to, self-discovery, time management, job market realities, workplace skills (in-depth), effective communication, contacting employers, preparing for the interview, getting hired, and keeping your job. Each week there will be two topics covered.

VOCED 601 - Blueprint for Customer Service (18 hours per semester)

This short-term vocational education course is designed to provide new and incumbent workers with the customer service skills required to better understand their customers or clients and to increase their employability. The topics covered included but are not limited to understanding what customers want, listening to customers and customer service support. After completing this course the student has the option to continue their education or become gainfully employed.

VOCED 602 - Job Search Strategies (18 hours per semester)

This noncredit course is designed to provide prospective employees with a support system that will assist them in preparation for the workforce. The topics covered but are not limited to: planning their job search, utilizing outside resources, the "hidden" job market, and job market research. After completing this course the student has an option to continue their education or become gainfully employed.

VOCED 603 - Positive Strategies for the New Employee (18 hours per semester)

This noncredit short-term vocational education course is designed to provide new and incumbent workers with the knowledge to increase their level of customer service and colleague relations. The topics covered will include the new employee, understanding the workplace culture and dealing with change.

VOCED 631 - Fundamentals of Business English (36 hours per semester)

This noncredit course is a review of effective business communication in the workplace. Emphasis is placed on basic grammar, punctuation, capitalization, vocabulary, and spelling in common business documents.

CIT 601 - Introduction to Basic Computer Skills (8 hours lecture/16 hours lab per semester)

This course provides basic computer skills. Topics include basic knowledge of computer hardware, computer software, computer terminology, working with Windows, using the Internet, and creating basic business documents using Microsoft Word. This course is recommended for individuals who have little or no computer skills as well as those who wish to seek an entry-level position as an office clerk.

MATH 601 - Independent Lab for Fundamental Mathematical Skills (5 - 10 hours per week per semester)

This class is offered as a study or review of the fundamental concepts of arithmetic and pre-algebra. The course reviews topics of mathematical properties, including the fundamental operations of whole numbers, integers, fractions, decimals, ratios, proportions, and percent. Topics also include exponential notation, linear equations in one variable, algebraic word problems, variables, polynomials, and the appropriate operation rules for rational numbers, whole numbers and integers.

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