Jan 21, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog

AGR1277 AGRICULTURAL WORK EXPERIENCE II COURSE PROCEDURE


AGR1277 AGRICULTURAL WORK EXPERIENCE II

1 Credit Hour

Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level in either the freshman or the sophomore year.

Catalog Description:

AGR1277 - Agricultural Work Experience II (1 hr.)

The purpose of this course is to 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. This is an internship course.

Course Classification:

Internship

Prerequisites:

AGR1248 Agricultural Work Experience I

Controlling Purpose:

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.

Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Demonstrate pre-employment techniques regarding job seeking and interview processes
  2. 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: Pre-Job Procedures

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: On-Job Soft 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) 

Projects Required:

Various, refer to syllabus

Textbook:

Contact Bookstore for current textbook.

Attendance Policy:

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

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.