Occupational Skills Training

2015-16 Edition

Southeast Campus
Mt Tabor Hall (MTH), Room 128
971-722-6127
971-722-6124 (fax)

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

One-Year Certificate

Occupational Skills Training

Less than One-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 Certificates

Students must meet all certificate requirements.

  • Less Than One-Year Certificate: Minimum of 36 and maximum of 44 credits of OST 101 are required.  A maximum of 44 credits of Pass/No Pass grades may apply.
  • One Year Certificate: Minimum of 45 and maximum of 60 credits of OST 101 are required.  A maximum of 60 credits of Pass/No Pass grades may apply.
  • Two Year Certificate: Minimum of 61 and maximum of 64 credits are required. A maximum of 64 credits of Pass/No Pass grades may apply.

There is no minimum GPA requirement for the OST certificate as OST 101 is only offered Pass/No Pass.  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. Audit available.

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.