Career Enhancement Program (CEP)

CEP-950  Career Enhancement Skills (formerly CEP-001X)  

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This course will provide the student with the skills and knowledge needed to clarify their employment needs, establish short and long term career goals. Job search techniques, resume development, and interview skills will be emphasized along with the skills and personal characteristics required to obtain and keep a job. (formerly CEP 001X)

Not transferable

CEP-954  Introduction to Construction  

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This course covers the basic methodology and techniques for construction from a skills and vocational point of view. Topics include safety, tools and equipment, materials, basic mathematical procedures used in the construction crafts, green construction, the heritage of the American Worker, and diversity in the construction field. Students are also introduced to employability and communication skills required in the construction field.

Recommended Preparation: CASAS score of 213 or above or initial interview with instructor to demonstrate English proficiency.

Not transferable

CEP-955  Residential Construction  

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This course covers the basic methodology and techniques for residential construction from a skills and vocational point of view. Topics include safety, tools and equipment, materials, and basic mathematical procedures used in the construction crafts. Students are also introduced to employability and communication skills required in the construction field.

Prerequisite: CEP-954 with a grade of P.

Not transferable

CEP-956  Commercial Construction  

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This course covers the basic methodology and techniques for commercial construction from a skills and vocational point of view. Topics include safety, tools and equipment, materials, and basic mathematical procedures used in the construction crafts. Students are also introduced to employability and communication skills required in the construction field.

Prerequisite: CEP-955 with a grade of P.

Not transferable

CEP-960  Introduction to Business Communication Skills  

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This course is designed to prepare students to enter a career in business. Topics include: employer expectations, success skills, basic business etiquette, and business professionalism. Students will develop the skills necessary to communicate effectively in a professional business environment and learn how to prepare basic business documents, including letters, memos, and PowerPoint presentations. This course will also contain an introduction to employment communication, including resumes, application letters, and interview skills.

Recommended Preparation: ESL-920 or CASAS score of 213 or above.

Not transferable

CEP-965  Principles of Digital Communication 1  

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In this course, students will learn the foundational computer related skills involved in Digital Media such as successfully navigating files and using Photoshop. Instruction will include how to structure, transfer, and navigate basic image files. Topics also include employability and job searching skills as well as career and post-secondary education planning.

Recommended Preparation: CASAS score of 213 or above or initial interview with instructor.

Not transferable

CEP-966  Principles of Digital Communication 2  

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This course builds upon the foundational computer related skills involved in Digital Media such as successfully navigating files and using Photoshop covered in Principles of Digital Communication 1. Students will further explore file management and navigation techniques, the use of Photoshop, as well as career and education planning. Topics also include digital communication techniques and a basic exploration of audio and web production software and methods.

Prerequisite: CEP-965 with a grade of P.

Not transferable

CEP-970  Basic Computer Skills for Business (formerly CEP-005X)  

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This course will provide students with an overview of the basic computer functions used in a business setting using state of the art software and web based programs. Students will learn to send and receive emails, input data, research information, and create and store documents. (formerly CEP 005X)

Not transferable

CEP-971  Principles of Early Care and Child Development (formerly CEP-002X)  

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This course will prepare students to pursue a career in the field of childcare for infants, toddlers, and young children. Students study child growth and development, safety and emergency procedures, nutrition, positive interaction, and curriculum activities. This course is also designed to assist students to acquire career awareness, work habits, attitudes, and skills relevant to the childcare field. (formerly CEP 002X)

Recommended Preparation: CASAS assessment or ESL-920.

Not transferable

CEP-980  Introduction to Culinary Arts 1  

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This course prepares students for an entry-level position in a commercial kitchen. Students will learn the basic methods and techniques of cooking through hands-on instruction in a commercial kitchen environment, as well as how to use culinary tools and equipment safely and properly, sanitary work habits, elements of professionalism, and employability skills.

Recommended Preparation: CASAS score of 213 or above or initial interview with instructor to demonstrate English proficiency.

Not transferable

CEP-981  Introduction to Culinary Arts 2  

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This course prepares students for an entry-level position in a commercial kitchen. Students build upon concepts learned in Introduction to Culinary Arts 1 with further exploration of topics including: basic methods and techniques of cooking, how to use culinary tools and equipment safely and properly, sanitary work habits, elements of professionalism, and employability skills. Topics also include menu design, kitchen organization, prioritization of tasks, and time management skills.

Prerequisite: CEP-980 with a grade of P.

Not transferable