Next Step Winter/Spring Quarter/Semester 2017 Class List
Introduction to Graphic Design LAB
Course Description:The major emphasis of this Graphic Arts course is to provide students with an understanding of careers in graphic arts and printing technology. Representative topics include printing enterprise, art, and copy preparation, graphic design, image generation and assembly, reproduction photography, graphic reproduction operations, binding and finishing related to digital imaging, lithography, and screen printing. This course will provide students with project-based experiences in basic graphic arts and printing processes. Students will learn contemporary technological tools, software and methods in the diverse workplace environments involving graphic arts. This course also introduces students to the role of graphic arts occupations, and will help them understand how to make effective decisions using career information, and manage personal career plans in the field of graphic arts. Location: (NS-Lab-M/W/F 9:30a-11:00a)
New World of Work-21st Century Skills- LAB/MPR
Course Description:This is a course offered with encouragement from the co-creator Rajinder Gill, MS Education, of The New World of Work at Feather River College. The Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy framework of California Community/Vocational Colleges, collaborates with employers, workforce development boards, educators, and research organizations across the country to build career-ready, 21st century employability skills. A variety of technical and technology driven activities are accessible to every level of adult learner. Next Step is a program that is dedicated to improve the quality accessibility, and use of student outcomes data and labor market information for career technical education (CTE). Location (NS-Lab-T/Th 9:30-11:00a) T/Th class begins 1/17/17 (MPR-M/W/F 9:30-11:00) MPR-is subject to change due to scheduling conflicts.
Life & Career Strategies II
Course Description:Instructor driven course continues to prepare students for their fieldwork experience by focusing on a variety of career exploration activities. Get Focused…Stay Focused, your path to Personal Success and Self-Sufficiency will be implemented and encouraged for all individuals to become life-long learners. Personal success, will be individualized and encouraged. Internship and/or job development options will be pursued upon mastery of these activities and/or skills. Introduction of My Ten-Year Plan, which all learners will take with them as a type of Life Style Journal, offered on line. This is a semester course that will end May 26, 2017 (Note Fridays are Lab hours only-Instructional Aids/and or Instructors are available for individual counsel) Location: (NS-Lab-M/T/W/Th/F 12:30p.-2:00p.)
Computer Applications II
Course Description:This course enhances what students learned in Computer Applications I, while continuing to work within the Google Classroom and MS Project. Students will learn to work with various types of diagrams, as well as how to work with Project to plan and track projects using a variety of resources. This is a hands-on course where students will work extensively with the software to develop projects based on individual interests and course of study. It is designed for the IT industry, but the skills learned can translate to any industry. Location: (NS-Lab-MWF 2:05p-3:30p)
Career Development II
Course Description:This course is designed exclusively for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities this student-directed course continues to prepare Pathway students for their fieldwork experience by focusing on a variety of career exploration activities. Upon an initial evaluation of a student’s career readiness and skill levels, activities include setting realistic career goals, preparing effective resumes, participating in mock interviews, and behaving and dressing appropriately in the workplace. Internship and/or job development options will be pursued upon mastery of these activities and/or skills.
Course activities include direct instruction, self-directed study, completion of written assignments, reading of current literature on career planning, and participation in class discussion and open-ended small group discussion. Lectures, guest speakers,and panel presentations will also be used.
PVSA Training-(Professional, Vocational, Social Adjustment)
Course Description:Work place social skills, including being respectful, dangers of flirting/sexual harassment, leaving personal problems outside of work, joking, etc. Problem solving, cooperation, self-control. Interview preparedness, test of interpersonal competence for employment test. Interview practice, job search, mock interview, you’re hired packet, exit interview. Most new students will take this course as an introduction to Next Step and our educational partners. (NS-T/Th 9:30a-11:30a) This class will begin Tuesday, February 7, 2017.
Medical Front Office
Course Description:This course is a hybrid and a prerequisite to Medical Billing and Coding, it offers the opportunity to learn skills in bookkeeping and office procedures, billing and collecting, computerized electronic claim processing, scheduling computerized appointments, tracing delinquent claims, health insurance plans, along with medical terminology. Location: (BAS F Street-T/W/Th 2:00p.- 5:00p) This course begins February 7, 2017
Personal Finance II
Course Description:The goal of Personal Finance is to help students to become financially responsible, conscientious members of society. To reach that end, this course develops students understanding and skills in such areas as money management, budgeting, financial goal attainment, the wise use of credit, insurance, investments, and consumer rights and responsibilities.
This course will give students the tools and resources needed to make wise financial decisions. Students will analyze their personal financial decisions, evaluate the costs and benefits of their decisions, recognize their rights and responsibilities as consumers, and apply the knowledge learned to financial situations encountered later in life.