Occupational Skills Training

2013-14 Edition

Southeast Center
Mt Tabor Hall (MTH), Room 106
971-722-6127

www.pcc.edu/ost

Career and Program Description

The Occupational Skills Training program is designed to provide the opportunity for students to receive instruction in a specific occupational area. The programs are individualized and allow flexibility in program design, delivery, and implementation. Individualized plans are developed in consultation with the student, PCC faculty, PCC OST coordinators, work-site supervisors, and agency representative(s), if appropriate.

Degrees and Certificates Offered

Two-Year Certificate

Occupational Skills Training

Prerequisites and Requirements

An interview with an OST coordinator is required for assessment, to determine the specific occupation and to identify a suitable training site and its availability. Prerequisites are determined by specific occupational standards.

Course of Study

PCC faculty and academic professionals approve community employers based on their experience and training in the specific occupational area. PCC faculty and academic professionals provide on-site monitoring of student progress toward learning outcomes through monthly on-site supervisor reports, weekly/monthly student reports, quarterly learning outcomes and curriculum reviews, and quarterly student evaluations. This is an open entry/open exit program so that students complete a full college quarter, but may begin their program at any time during the school term.

 

Occupational Skills Training Two-Year Certificate

Minimum 64 credits are required for a Certificate of Completion. A maximum of 64 pass/no pass credits are allowed in the Occupational Skills Training Certificate. Students who have OST 101 and no other PCC credit courses will not have a GPA as all OST courses are offered as Pass/No Pass only. A maximum of 24 credits of Occupational Skills credit may be applied to an Associate of General Studies Degree.

Courses

OST 09. On-the-Job Evaluation. 0 Credits.

Evaluates work traits, aptitudes, limitations, potentials and habits in an actual work environment, with specific focus on a particular occupation or industry. Instructor permission required.

OST 101. Occupational Skills Training 101. 1-16 Credit.

Provides the opportunity for students to receive instruction in a specific occupational area not normally addressed by on-going PCC programs. An individualized course in consultation with the student, PCC faculty, PCC OST coordinators, work-site supervisors, and agency representatives(s), if appropriate. An interview with an OST coordinator is required for assessment, to determine the specific occupation and to approve a suitable training site and its availability. Prerequisites are determined by the specific occupational standards.