Course Details

Workplace Fundamentals

This course introduces students to the skills needed to build a successful career in today’s modern job market. It emphasizes the importance of professionalism in all work environments. The individual modules go into detail on specific skills that are needed in the workplace such as: reading comprehension, critical thinking, mathematical skills, basic computer skills, and soft skills. Being able to apply these skills to the real world will make students more employable and more successful in their jobs.

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Estimated Time

Approximately 4 Hours

Recommended Prerequisites

Basic Reading Comprehension, Basic Computer Skills, Basic Internet Browsing Skills

What You’ll Learn

Course Module Listing

1. Reading Comprehension

1.1 What is Reading Comprehension?

1.2 The SQ3r Model

1.3 Strategies for Expanding Meaning

1.4 Building Vocabulary

2. Locating Information

2.1 Reading for Information

2.2 Locating Information in Visual Representations of Data

2.3 Charts

2.4 Diagrams

2.5 Maps

2.6 Gauges

2.7 Bill of Materials

2.8 Blueprints

3. Critical Thinking / Analytic Skills

3.1 What is Critical Thinking

3.2 Core Skills of Critical Thinking

3.3 Problem Solving

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DUE-1104181. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are hose of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.