Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: POFT-1313- Section: 02H
Professional Workforce Preparation
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Instructor Information
Instructor Adriane Champagne
Phone(409) 984-6416
Location:Madison Monroe Education - Room: 207
Hours:Tuesday 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.; Wednesday 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.; Friday 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Other office hours scheduled as needed by appointment.
Business and Industrial Technology
Chair:Sheila Guillot
Phone:(409) 984-6381

If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Course Information
Description Preparation for career success including ethics, interpersonal relations, professional attire and advancement.
Prerequisites None.
Learning Outcomes 1. Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading. (PSLO Alpha); measured by pre- and post-tests and embedded test questions.
2. Identify attitudes and values that contribute to career success (PSLO 1); measured by embedded test questions.
3.Identify professional attire (PSLO 1); measured by presentation rubric.
4. Exhibit appropriate business etiquette (PSLO 1); measured by embedded test questions.
5. Demonstrate how to work effectively as part of a team (PSLO 1); measured by team presentation rubric.
6. Apply problem-solving techniques to complete tasks (PSLO 2); measured by embedded test questions.
7. Use presentation software to prepare presentations on a variety of business topics (PSLO 3); measured by production document rubric.
Core Objectives
Program Student Learning Outcomes PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
PSLO 1. Demonstrates appropriate professionalism in the administrative workplace environment. SLO 1. Students will demonstrate appropriate professionalism in the administrative workplace environment.
PSLO 2. Uses current business administration skills.
SLO 2. Students will use current business administration skills.
PSLO 3. Uses current business office software applications.
SLO 3. Students will use current business office software applications.
PSLO 4. Proofreads and edits business documents.
SLO 4. Students will proofread and edit business documents.
Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Personal Development for Life and Work 10e by Masters and Wallace published by South-Western-Cengage 2011 ISBN-13: 978-0-538-45023-2
Lecture Topics
08/24/2020 Blackboard, Banner, Self-Esteem
08/31/2020 Chapter 1 Personal goals
09/01/2020 Chapter 2 Self-Development
09/08/2020 Chapter 3 Attitudes, Chapter 4 Image
09/14/2020 Chapter 9 Meeting Essentials
09/21/2020 Exam 1
09/28/2020 Chapter 15 Getting the Job, Chapter 16 Taking Charge of Your Career
10/05/2020 Chapter 5 Communication and Chapter 6 Getting the Message Across
10/12/2020 Chapter 7 Communicating Becoming a Team Player
10/19/2020 Chapter 8 Managing Conflict
10/26/2020 Exam week
11/02/2020 Chapter 10 Applying Critical Work Skills
11/09/2020 Chapter 11 Developing Customer Focus
11/16/2020 Chapter 12 Valuing Diversity Terms
11/25/2020.Chapter 13 Acting Ethically

11/30/2020 No Lecture; online only- Review for final exam chapters 8, 10, 11, 12 & 13.
12/7/2020 Final Exam Week

(Schedule is subject to change.)

Major Assignments
08/24/2020 Introduction; Blackboard, Banner, and Pretest Chapter 1 Self-Esteem; Discussion Board post introduction of yourself.
08/31/2020 Chapter 1 Personal Goals Assignment due
09/01/2020 Chapter 2 Self-Development; Terms Quiz 1 Ch 1 and 2 due
09/08/2020 Chapter 3 Attitudes, Chapter 4 Image; Terms Quiz and Discussion Board post due
09/14/2020 Chapter 9 Meeting Essentials; Meeting Agenda assignment due
09/21/2020 Exam over Chapters 1-4 & 9

09/28/2020 Chapter 15 Getting the Job, Chapter 16 Taking Charge of Your Career Lecture; Resume, Cover Letter and Interview Video due.
10/05/2020 Chapter 5 Communication and Chapter 6 Getting the Message Across; Terms Quiz due
10/12/2020 Chapter 7 Communicating Becoming a Team Player; Projects assigned
10/19/2020 Chapter 8 Managing Conflict; Book writing assignment page 181
10/26/2020 Team Project Report due; Exam Chapters 5-8

11/02/2020 Chapter 10 Applying Critical Work Skills; Case problem page 261;
11/09/2020 Chapter 11 Developing Customer Focus
11/16/2020 Chapter 12 Valuing Diversity Terms; Quiz Ch 11 and 12 due
11/25/2020.Chapter 13 Acting Ethically; Terms Quiz Ch 13

11/30/2020 No in person class; online only- Review for final exam chapters 8, 10, 11, 12 & 13.

12/7/2020 Final Exam Week

(Schedule is subject to change.)

Final Exam Date December 6, 2020 - 8:00 AM   Through  December 8, 2020 - 10:00 AM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Exams 40% Assignments and Quizzes 60%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies Homework assignments will be given each week.

LATE WORK is highly discouraged and will incur a 25 point penalty for every day it is late. Due dates are given and enough time is given to complete all work. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Academic Policies:
Student IDs are required for the first exam. IDs must be visible on your desk before the exam is administered no ID, no exam.
If you miss an exam, your lowest test grade will count twice. If you miss more than one exam, those exams will be given a grade of zero. Students must leave the classroom after exam is finished.
There will be a final exam. All students must take the exam on the scheduled date and time, and failure to do so will result in a 0 on the final exam.

Every student MUST have a copy of the required textbooks by the second week of class. The student will still be responsible for any assignments given. Failure to have a text may result in being dropped from the class.
No emailed work is accepted.

Students are responsible for completing all assigned reading and video viewings.
A failure to follow oral and/or written instructions will result in penalties.

Academic dishonesty will result in a zero on any assignment; a second incidence of academic dishonesty will be handled based on campus policies and procedures with the department chair.

Students should keep a record of their grades/average. Instructor(s) will not average grades for students. Instructors do not drop grades.

Quizzes will be given online and students are required to complete by due date.
Assignments are due by 11:30 p.m. the night of the due date posted online.
Students are responsible for completing all assigned homework and for being prepared for each class meeting including virtual meetings scheduled. This applies even if you were absent for the previous class meeting.

Software Requirements:
If you are in a course that is using a specific software, you MUST have the software available to you either on your home computer or you must use the open lab provided in the Gates Library.
Reliable Internet access is required for all online courses and many traditional courses. Computer failure and lack of internet access are not acceptable excuses for missed assignments, projects, quizzes, or exams.

DO NOT wait until the last minute to complete class work or exams.
Attendance Policy Poor attendance is a leading reason for termination from a job in all areas of employment.

With this factor in mind, the instructor monitors student attendance daily in person and online.

In addition, attendance on a regular basis is necessary for proper skill development.

Students must log into the online portion of the course multiple times during the week.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
MyLSCPA Be sure to check your campus E-mail and Course Homepage using MyLSCPA campus web portal (My.LamarPA.edu). When you've logged in, click the email icon in the upper right-hand corner to check email, or click on the "My Courses" tab to get to your Course Homepage. Click the link to your course and review the information presented. It is important that you check your email and Course Homepage regularly. You can also access your grades, transcripts, and determine who your academic advisor is by using MyLSCPA.
Other Classroom Etiquette:
The following behaviors will result in the student being asked during class time to cease the action and/or leave the classroom: using cell phones, talking, or keying while the instructor is giving instructions or during class discussions; leaving class early without informing the instructor; surfing the Internet during lecture; and displaying a rude or negative behavior toward the instructor or other students.

E-Mail/Voice Mail Etiquette:
Students must use appropriate e-mail etiquette when corresponding with instructor; for example, complete sentences and a full subject line with your name/course name. Voice mail messages should be clearly spoken identifying students name, course, and any return phone number.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.