•  Career Discovery

     

    Career Discovery Syllabus

    Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School

    TEACHER:   Dr. T.C. MUKENGE

    mukents@boe.richmond.k12.ga.us

    School 706-823-5580 ext. 1539     Cell 678-632-2185

    Room 143 E Hall

     

    COURSE DESCRIPTION: 

     The goal of this course is to promote essential skills and knowledge students need to apply selfassessments and decision-making skills while examining career concentrations and pathways. This course will expose students to positive work ethics, the importance of educational achievement, and the impact of societal issues on career choices. These essential components are necessary for educational and career planning success. In this course, middle school students will gain an understanding of career program concentrations and career pathways offerings in Georgia. Students will develop insight in how educational performance enhances career opportunities. Also, students will be exposed to work ethics and societal issues as they relate to educational and career goals.

     

    COURSE FORMAT:

    This class uses a blended or hybrid format, combining classroom instruction with online learning. All assignments will be posted in Canvas. The class meets 2-3 times a week.

     

    COURSE OBJECTIVES:

    • Students will identify and evaluate work ethics and behavior characteristics
      needed for success in a career and in life.
    • Students will investigate Georgia’s Career Program Concentrations that align
      with their personal assessments and identify possible career pathways.
    • Students will understand the importance of attaining educational achievement
      and performance levels needed to reach personal and career goals.
    • Students will recognize the impact of societal issues on their ability to function
      effectively in a diverse and changing world.

     

    COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

    1. Students must maintain a Canvas account for this class.
    2. Students may need access to internet connected computer outside of class.
    3. Students must arrive to class on time and have the needed materials (paper, pen, etc.).
    4. Students will follow all school and class rules.
    5. Students must have earbuds.
    6. Students are expected to use professional work behaviors.

     

    GRADING POLICY:

    30% Classwork/Homework

    30% Quizzes/Labs

    40% Tests/Project

    The final grade for each student will be 80% from semester work and 20% from the final exam.

     

    Grading Scale:

    A = 100 – 90    B = 89 – 80    C = 79 - 75    D = 74-70    F = 69 and below

     

    Grade Book Codes

    Table below explains the codes I use in the grade book.

     

    I

    Incomplete, if I grade the assignment, it most likely will be a low of failing grade.

    R

    Redo, something is extremely wrong, you didn’t follow instructions.

    M

    Missing, nothing or the wrong thing was turned in.

     

    Student Absence Policy

    Students have five days after they return to make up any missed assignments or tests. After the third day, any assignments not submitted will be marked as missing. You are responsible for getting any missed notes or assignments that were given during an absence. All assignments will be posted in Canvas.

     

    Late work policy

    Students are expected to submit all assignments by their set deadline. Late work will be accepted at 1% off each day it is not submitted.  All late assignments should be submitted before the last 2-weeks of the term (day will be posted on my teacher web page).

     

    Extra Credit Work

    Because extra credit is built into some assignments, I usually don’t give additional extra credit work.

     

    Methods of Assessment

    Study skills assessment is participation based.

     

    Tutoring/Remediation is available by appointment during lunch or after school.

     

    Consequences for Inappropriate Behavior

    1. 1st offense, teacher address the student
    2. Call Parent/Guardian and discuss the problem with student 2nd offense.
    3. Call Parent/Guardian and student will serve after school detention with the 3rd offense. (Students may also be taken out of lab/production and given an alternate assignment. Alternate assignments may involve using a textbook that remains in the classroom and /or the use of a computer based learning module.)
    4. Call Parent and refer the student to the office for further disciplinary action.

     

     Cell Phone Policy

    As part of professional work behaviors in this class there will be no use of social media (such as Facebook), or of personal email, or cell phones in the classroom, edit bays, studio or control room. All cell phones and other such devices will be turned off during class time. Taking calls, texting, or reading messages, or taking photos or recordings is prohibited during the class period. After one infraction, students will be required to place in organization chart for every class period for the rest of the semester. Disregard for these guidelines will result in disciplinary action.

     

    Plagiarism is not allowed. It is expected that all assignments will be submitted in the student’s own words.  Plagiarized work will be given a zero.

     

    The use of the Internet is restricted for the purpose of the course. No games or videos.

     

    Water is the only beverage permitted in the classroom section of the room. Snacks are not permitted due to the technology in the classroom/lab.

     

    Video and Photography Release Statement
    Students in this class may be recorded on video and photographed.  Enrollment in this class constitutes the consent of all enrolled students and the consent of the parents or legal guardians of any minor children enrolled, to the future broadcast, publication or other use of videos or photographs at the sole discretion of teacher and school administrators.

     

    Subject to change disclaimer

    The policies and regulations herein, are necessarily subject to change without notice at any time at the discretion of the teacher and administration.