Workplace Employability Skill Courses

Workplace Employability Skill (WES) courses

  • WES 101 Mike Rowe Works (MRW) Work Ethic Certification

    This course emphasizes the principles of hard work, determination, and respect for others and the impact on the American workforce. Students will gain work essential skills through Mike Rowe Works (MRW) Work Ethic program and upon successful completion of the course, students will receive the NC3 Mike Rowe Works (MRW) Work Ethic Certification.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Fall, Spring
  • WES 110 Preparing for Today's Workforce

    This course will prepare students for a job search and interview. Topics will include how to find job openings, how to research companies and jobs, resume writing, creating online portfolios, how to prepare for interviews, how to dress for interviews, and what to do before, during and after an interview. Students will also learn how to manage their online presence. As part of this course, students will take the WorkKeys Career Readiness Certification Test.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • WES 115 Introductory Business Communication

    This course provides students with the skills needed to clearly express ideas through verbal and written communication. Topics will include interpersonal communications, verbal communication, written communication, written communication using electronic tools such as email, texting and social media. Students will also learn techniques to improve listening skills, public speaking skills and how to deliver effective presentations.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Upon demand
  • WES 120 Negotiating and Conflict Resolution

    This course provides students with negotiating and conflict resolution skills needed for success in the workplace. Students will also learn how to improve their interpersonal sensitivity by respecting different perspectives, views and ideas of others in the workplace.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Upon demand
  • WES 124 Teamwork & Motivation

    This course prepares students for the workplace by developing teamwork, motivation and leadership skills.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Upon demand
  • WES 125 Interpersonal Skills

    This course prepares students for the workplace by developing teamwork and leadership skills. Students will learn how to present a positive, professional image.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Upon demand
  • WES 126 Workplace Psychology

    Psychology at work refers to the application of psychological principles within the work setting. Using psychology at work can help solve problems and create improvements in the workplace, can relieve stress, improve productivity and job satisfaction. This course will cover how to use psychology at work and impact a more positive environment for employees and the general working environment.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Upon demand
  • WES 130 Personal Competency

    This course will prepare students for the workplace by improving their personal competency. Specific skills that will be covered include initiative, self-motivation, drive, flexibility, independence, self-awareness, and stress tolerance. Students will have an opportunity to increase their self-awareness through a personality assessment tool. Students will also learn how to increase their commercial awareness.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Upon demand
  • WES 135 Professionalism

    This course prepares students to behave professionally in the workplace. Topics covered in this class include business etiquette, how to dress for the workplace, online professionalism and how to project a professional image when working in office, on the job or customer site, or remotely, such as from home.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Upon demand
  • WES 137 Generations in the Workplace

    This course will give participants a new perspective on the five generations currently in the workforce and how the gaps and generational differences that exist today impact the workplace,

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Upon demand
  • WES 140 Critical Thinking

    This course prepares students to reach better decisions and solutions by improving their critical thinking skills. Students will learn the principles and process of critical thinking and how to apply them in the workplace.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Upon demand
  • WES 144 Leadership & Ethics

    This course introduces the importance of ethical leadership in the business world.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Upon demand
  • WES 145 Business Ethics

    This course will challenge the student to heighten ethical conscience as an individual as well as within an organizational structure. Students will be challenged to develop a personal system of integrity, professionalism, and honesty while understanding the ethical paradigms of others. Through this course, students will examine the importance of developing an ethical structure prior to facing an ethical dilemma. This course will focus on ethics as a lifelong commitment, regardless of environment. Students may not receive credit for both EPR 170 and WES 145.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Upon demand
  • WES 150 Global Business Skills

    This course prepares students for work in the global business environment. Students will learn cultural differences in business practices, international business etiquette, and how to overcome language barriers. Students will learn how to understand and appreciate differences in other cultures.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Upon demand
  • WES 152 Goal Setting & Attitude

    This course introduces students to goal-setting strategies and how to project a professional attitude in the workplace.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Upon demand
  • WES 155 Customer Service

    This course helps students learn the skills necessary to serve as an effective interface between customers and the organization offering products and/or services. Emphasis is placed on the development of communication skills that enhance and establish long-term customer relationships. Students may not receive credit for both EPR 145 and WES 155.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Upon demand
  • WES 160 Planning and Organizational Skills for the Workplace

    This course provides students with resources to better develop their planning and organizational skills. Students will learn time management and action planning techniques to work more effectively. Project management techniques will also be covered.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Upon demand
  • WES 165 Practical Mathematics for the Workplace

    This course provides students with basic math skills needed for success in the workplace. Topics include math fundamentals; interpretation of graphs and tables; calculating rations, percentages, dilution calculations, load equations, tolerances; time calculations; unit conversions; basic statistics; basic algebra; using calculators; using measurement devices.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Upon demand
  • WES 170 Introduction to Computers

    This course provides students with an introduction to computers, including basic computer functions; file management; basic troubleshooting; using operating systems; internet navigation; overview of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Students may not receive credit for both CIS 100 and WES 170.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Upon demand