AGR1248 AGRICULTURAL WORK EXPERIENCE I
1 Credit Hour
This course is open to students on the college level in either the Freshman or Sophomore year.
AGR1248 - Agricultural Work Experience I (1 hr)
The purpose this coarse is give the student work experience necessary for the student to gain a job in his elected area of interest. This will be done by the student finding an internship with a company, local farmer, or through the Cowley Agriculture program, with the mentorship of the instructor.
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with the opportunity to learn valuable employability skills, work ethics, and work experience necessary for the student to obtain and retain a career in Agriculture. The student will experience in job seeking, application & interview, and workplace skills with the mentorship of the instructor.
Upon completion of the course, the student will:
- Demonstrate pre-employment techniques regarding job seeking and interview processes
- Demonstrate soft skills and positive work ethic while employed
Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:
The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other material as time allows.
UNIT 1: Basic Job Search and Interview Skills
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully demonstrate pre-employment techniques regarding job seeking and interview processes
- Compare potential entry-level positions
- Develop a working resume and cover letter
- Demonstrate interview skills (Attire, punctuality, preparedness, follow-up)
UNIT 2: Work Environment and Skills
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully demonstrate soft skills and positive work ethic while employed.
- Participate in the daily operation of the selected employer
- Comply will all regulations and safety procedures as outlined by the employer
- Complete summary of duties and outline of competencies developed
- Complete and submit proper reports/forms (supervisor review)
Varies, refer to syllabus.
Contact Bookstore for current textbook.
Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
Maximum class size:
Based on classroom occupancy.
Course Time Frame:
The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching and assessing the educational aspects of the college. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time. The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.
Refer to the following policies:
402.00 Academic Code of Conduct
263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades
403.00 Student Code of Conduct
Disability Services Program:
Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability. If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.