Work Ethics

Work Ethics refers to the basic academic, interpersonal, reasoning, and problem-solving skills, as well as work ethics behaviors that, when transferred to the occupational setting, facilitate job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Because students are preparing for employment, it is essential that they become accustomed to standards of behavior in the workplace. The college has the following expectations of its students:

Appearance

(Students display appropriate dress, grooming, and hygiene.)

Attendance

(Students attend and participate in classes, arrive and leave on time, and notify instructors of planned absences.)

Attitude

(Students demonstrate positive attitudes and self-confidence, have realistic expectations of themselves and others, and demonstrate mannerly behavior.)

Character

(Students display loyalty, honesty, trustworthiness, dependability, reliability, initiative, self-discipline, and self-responsibility.)

Communication

(Students display appropriate verbal (speaking), nonverbal (eye contact and body language), writing, and listening skills.)

Cooperation

(Students work well with others and respond appropriately to constructive criticism, conflicts, and complaints.)

Organizational Skills

(Students possess skills in prioritizing and managing time and resources effectively, demonstrate flexibility in responding to change, and follow directions and procedures for the work environment.)

Productivity

(Students demonstrate problem-solving capabilities and complete tasks efficiently, effectively, and timely.)

Respect

(Students react appropriately to cultural/racial diversity in the classroom, lab, or clinical/practicum/internship setting; acknowledge and appreciate the rights of others; and have regard for diversity.)

Teamwork

(Students work collaboratively with others toward a common goal in a respective and cooperative manner and participate appropriately as a team member.)

Program faculty identify how they will assess students' accomplishments of these expectations in the different courses associated with a program of study. They develop the assessment methods in accordance with the professional standards and expectations associated with the career field.

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