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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Jan 17, 2018
Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AHSE 059 Reading and Writing in Occupational Education

5 credits
This course provides students the opportunity to research a career field within the context of their needs and interests. Students will determine their projected living wage, complete career interest surveys, research a career specific field, including training requirements, the projected hiring, salary, and advancement data. Based on this research, students will conduct a cost-benefit analysis of two schools that provide the necessary education and training, in order to make an informed choice. Students will create a career action plan, and explore two funding opportunities, such as public and private scholarships.

Prerequisites: Enrollment in basic skills and placement in HS21+ level classes as assessed by the CASAS.
Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Determine and complete a projected living wage assessment
  • Gather and analyze data to determine career interest and fit
  • Gather current and projected data on a specific career
  • Determine training and education needs
  • Conduct a cost-benefit analysis of two schools that provide necessary education/training
  • Identify two scholarship resources
  • Create a career action plan
  • Synthesize the data into a summary report