Current Course Descriptions
Course Descriptions (PDF file)
VOCSK 0611 Employment Skills I
This course introduces the student to the preparation for job placement. Students are trained in resume writing, job searching, application completing, and job interviewing. The student participates in role-playing and oral discussions. Written assignments are given.
VOCSK 0612 Employment Skills II
The student is introduced to topics related to job culture, on-the-job communication and employer expectations. The student is taught how to access and understand new hire information and job requirements. Also taught are time management techniques, prioritizing job responsibilities and communications skills with employer, co-workers and customers. The student participates in role-playing and oral discussions. Written assignments are given.
VOCSK 0620 Keyboard Skills
An introduction to the computer keyboard and typing skills, this course is the first course for anyone who has no experience. The basic components of the computer and the keyboard are explained and the student is taught to touch type the alphabetic and special characters. The student is evaluated using timing tests.
VOCSK 0621 Computer Skills I
This course is an introduction to computer technology and word processing. Topics covered include the basic parts of the computer, creating and editing documents for business, using the Internet and email. Keyboard Skills course or keyboard experience is the prerequisite for this course. Computer assignments, written assignments and demonstrations are the methods of evaluation.
VOCSK 0622 Computer Skills II
A continuation of Computer Skills I, this course covers topics that include advanced features of word processing: editing text, margins, text alignment, fonts and headers. The student will learn to use spell check, thesaurus and grammar commands. Creating and typing business correspondence is also taught. Computer assignments, written assignments and demonstrations are the methods of evaluation.
VOCSK 0625 General Office Skills I
This course is an introduction to basic business office tasks and office machine operations. Filing, collating material and mail handling are some of the tasks that are taught along with reception etiquette. The copier, fax machine and shredder are examples of the business machines to be used. Competency assessment is determined by instructor through use of a checklist.
VOCSK 0631 Automotive Skills I
This course teaches the student basic car operations and maintenance. Classroom and hands-on training develops skills for entry level employment. Example tasks include oil changes, fluid level checks and replacement, and fan belt and tire maintenance. The student must possess manual dexterity to operate tools and must be able to enact strict safety rules. Competency assessment will be determined by instructor through use of a checklist.
VOCSK 0641 Food Service Skills I
An introduction to the basic skills required for entry-level food services occupations. Activities include demonstration and hands-on learning in the following areas: basic sanitation, safe food handling, safety issues, basic food preparation and cooking. Competency assessment will be determined by instructor through use of a checklist.
VOCSK 0642 Food Service Skills II
Beginning/intermediate skills required for food service occupations. Includes demonstration and hands-on learning in sanitation, safe food handling, safety issues, food preparation and cooking. This course can only be taken on a pass/fail basis. Prerequisite: VOCSK-0641 with a grade of S or better or equivalent.
VOCSK 0651 Hotel Housekeeping Skills I
This is a hands-on course involving general hotel housekeeping and social skills. Bed making, trash handling, bathroom cleaning, vacuuming and dusting are some of the basic skills learned. The student is taught appropriate privacy and communication skills with guest. Personal grooming and safety rules are emphasized. Competency assessment will be determined by instructor through use of a checklist.
VOCSK 0661 Horticulture Skills
This course is a hands-on, real-life experience in a working greenhouse in the production of several horticulture crops. Students develop skills needed in the greenhouse such as watering, grooming, pinching, pruning, propagation, and transplanting. Students assist in the retail operation and some outside plant care. Competency assessment is determined by instructor through use of a checklist.
Vocational Skills Program
Sally Field Mullan, Coordinator
Michael Duggan, Counselor
(630) 942-2845 (V/TTY)
Business and Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592
College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL
60137 (630) 942-2800
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