• Course Syllabus

    Y694 Diversified Occupations - 1 credit
    Recommended for all 12th grade student

    Course Description
    This is a full year, one credit course for all students interested in understanding careers and the essential skills needed in the workplace. The course prepares students for entry into the workforce at all levels and is designed for all students, regardless of post-secondary plans. Instruction is provided in such skills as employer-employee relations, applications and resumes, interview techniques and the acquisition of life skills. The course is designed to increase skills through individual and class study, and on-the-job training opportunities, encouraging attitudes and habits which meet employment standards. Course delivery includes class discussion, guest speakers, computer applications and audio-video materials. Students are evaluated on class assignments and individual projects.

    Students who are interested in earning two additional credits for work based experiences (Internships and/or Employment) must concurrently register for Cooperative Work Experience Diversified Occupations (Y692).

    Course Materials
    Diversified Occupations Workbook
    Job Hunting Handbook
    Unit Information Handouts
    Web Sites
    Current Media Resources 

    Orientation - Training Agreement - Training Plan - Strategies for Time Management
    Safety on the Job
    Violence in the Workplace
    Child Labor Laws
    Fringe Benefits - Unemployment Compensation and Workers’ Compensation
    Money Management - Budget - Credit
    Resume - Application - Interview Skills
    Renting an Apartment
    Postsecondary Planning - financial, timeline and transfer options
    Work Ethic/Work Ethics
    Career Assessment/Labor Market Data Information
    Career Portfolio

    Major Exams / Projects
    Safety Exam
    Apartment Project
    Money Management Exam
    Career Portfolio
    Invention Project
    Guest Speakers
    Post secondary Institutions - connect with resources, financial aid, academic integrity

    Grading Policy
    Grades are a combination of classwork, topic tests and projects.

    Teacher Contact Information:
    Office Phone Number: 
    Email Contact Information: 
    Kelly Pifer, kap12@scasd.org
    Billie-Jo Hoover, bmr24@scasd.org
    Shelly Ishler, sji11@scasd.org

    Office Location:  

    State College Area High School - room E123

    Classroom Location: 

    State College Area High School - room E125

Last Modified on September 19, 2019