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Human Resource & Workplace Skills

Automotive students use the latest technology to find and diagnose problems.

WHO WE ARE

Helping all individuals reach their full potential is central to MCC's mission. The College has a long tradition of offering developmental education services that assist students who are at a pre-college level attain the skills necessary to be successful in college-level coursework. This focus is emphasized through Literacy and Workplace Skills' commitment to student success, student-centered learning and teaching excellence.

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Literacy and Workplace Skills is to strengthen students' basic literacy, academic and workplace skills through high-quality classroom experiences and learning community support

Today's workplace requires a new kind of worker, one who possesses not only technical skills but also the ability to problem solve, think critically, work in a team environment and be a life-long learner. Courses in Workplace Skills focus on helping students communicate more effectively, think creatively and develop strategies for personal and workplace success.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

  • Career and Learning Strategies (WORK 0200) - helps students acquire skills related to career awareness and choice, learning and study skills, basic skills enhancement and other strategies

  • Career Planning (WORK 1230) - covers career pathways, values, clarification of interests, skills assessment and using career and College resources.

  • Learning Anxiety (WORK 1250) - helps students address issues such as test and math anxiety.

  • Introduction to Microcomputer Technology (WORK 0900) - introduces students to essential technology skills in basic microcomputer components and functions, computer-based technologies, file management and word processing basics.

  • Employability Skills (WORK 1400) - allows students to enhance their interpersonal skills, improve their ability to work in teams, learn to communicate effectively, think creatively, use problem-solving techniques and explore competitive job-seeking strategies.

  • Secrets of Business Success (WORK 1410) - provides an in-depth look at the soft skills and self-management skills needed to provide effective customer service and support in all workplace environments.

  • Interpersonal Communication Skills for the Workplace (WORK 1420) - introduces students to the basic concepts of interpersonal communication and enhances their ability to use effective interpersonal communication skills.

  • Employability Skills for Process, Power and Energy-Related Fields (WORK 1401) - introduces students to energy-related industries, employers and the unique employability skills required to succeed.

  • Orientation for International Students (WORK 1011) - provides an introduction to the facilities and services at MCC and guidelines for living,  studying and working in the United States and Omaha, Nebraska.

Faculty

  • Tammy Madsen
    Ed.D., M.B..A., B.S.
    WORKPLACE SKILLS/BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
    Course Areas: BSAD Mgmt/Mktg 1000/2000 level
    531-622-2496

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