JOB PREPARATION

 

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Job Preparation are programs that will provide more specific training for a job. They are geared to give more in-depth training or to prepare a Participant for a specific certification. When a participant has completed their basic classes, the Job Preparation programs can be used to provide more skills to the participants. These classes can be used to fulfill or make up “hour” requirements as well.

The information below lists the main items to describe the class.
Length – Number of weeks needed for the class
Time – Total hours of instruction
Homework – Number of hours of homework for the participant
Prerequisites – Skills or knowledge the participant should have before taking the class
Course Description – A general statement describing what the class is about
Objectives – What the participant is expected to learn during the class
Teaching Strategies – Methods and techniques the instructor uses to teach the class

 
7 Habits of Successful People

7 Habits of Successful People Length: 18 weeks Time: 36 hours 2 hours per week (does not include pre and reporting time) Homework: 18 hours Prerequisites: None COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed to teach: 1. Being an Effective Person at Work 2. Having an Effective Family 3. Having an Effective Life. COURSE OBJECTIVES The intent is to establish an instructional support program to enable participants to acquire the 7 habits of highly effective people to: Be Proactive Begin With the End in Mind Put First Things First Think Win-Win Seek First to Understand Then to Be Understood Synergize TEACHING STRATEGIES Effectiveness assessment Guidebook Reference Presentation Group activities Examples

Finance Accounting Program (Quicken)

Finance Accounting Program (Quicken) Length: 30 weeks Time: 60-90 hours 2-3 hours per week (does not include pre and reporting time) Homework: 30 hours Prerequisites: Basic Computer Skills, 10th Grade Math COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed to teach how finance works, money systems, budgeting and an introductory computer program to finance. The second phase is to learn a small business finance software system that is used in many businesses. At the end of the second phase, the successful participants will be ready to take the certification tests and become certified operators of the financial software. This will make them job ready for many business office jobs. A basic computer budgeting personal-family-small business program, such as Quicken or Microsoft Money, would be used to focus the basic concepts of budgeting and expense tracking into a real personal application and to begin the basic business budgeting and documentation training needed in a work situation. COURSE OBJECTIVES To learn: Basic financial literacy dealing with budgeting and tracking expenditures Savings and investments would be covered. Fiscal documents: Banking Credit Taxes Money Management Rental Aagreements, Leases, Car or Furniture Purchase Contracts Vehicle Sales, Apartment/House Rentals Leases A computer Program operation for personal/small business operations TEACHING STRATEGIES Presentations Simulation of business operations Projects

Social and Business Relationship Skills

Social and Business Relationship Skills Length: 8 weeks Time: 16 hours 2 hours per week (does not include pre and reporting time) Homework: 8 hours Prerequisites: None COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed to teach the skills needed to be successful in the business world and in society. These skills will help the person know how to met people, have better tools to establish social, work and networking relationships. It will deal with such basic things as recommended etiquette in various settings of work and social interactions. It will demonstrate the usefulness of establishing social and work networks for support and information. Proper dress and hygiene can be covered in these courses. COURSE OBJECTIVES These skills include the ability to: Consider the feelings of others Be sensitive about their moods, intentions and motivation Developed your self-esteem Know yourself Face rejection and defeat yet still rise from any negative experience Know adult social skills and can use them Get along well with your work mate TEACHING STRATEGIES Presentations Group Activities Simulations

Food Handlers Certification Program

Food Handlers Certification Program Length: 8 weeks Time: 36 hours 2 hours per week (does not include pre and reporting time) Homework: 18 hours Prerequisites: Health Dept. Clearance COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed to teach people who wish to become certified food handlers. COURSE OBJECTIVES To learn: Preventing Contamination Cleanliness & Sanitation End of Shift Cleaning & Sanitizing Cross Contamination Time & Temperature Danger Zone The Food Cycle Buffets & Salad Bars Certification Requirements TEACHING STRATEGIES Presentation A Guest Specialist Video Paper-training Materials On-line Practice Homework and Review

Driver's License Training Program

Driver’s License Training Program Length: 16 weeks Time: 60 hours 4 hours per week (does not include prep and reporting time) Homework: 20 hours Prerequisites: None COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed to teach DRIVER’S TRAINING to the TANF adult to prepare participants to pass their DRIVER’S Licensing for California Class ”C” and “B” license. (15 passenger van/bus) COURSE OBJECTIVES To Learn: Rules and regulations that apply to obtaining a drivers license To operate a passenger and 15 passenger van to the level needed to obtain a California class “C” or “B” TEACHING STRATEGIES Classroom Presentations Video Examples Illustrations Manual Analysis Vehicle Safety Driving and Outside Inspection Tests

Criminal Law

Criminal Law Length: 8 weeks Time: 16 hours 2 hours per week (does not include prep and reporting time) Homework: 8 hours Prerequisites: None COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of criminal law. This course will emphasize Federal and California law, historical common and constitutional law issues. Students will become familiar with the elements of crimes, criminal intent, defenses to crimes and the difference between felonies and misdemeanors. COURSE OBJECTIVES Understand the concepts of common law and U.S. Constitutional law as they apply to criminal law Understand various sections of Federal and State statues Obtain a basic understanding of the criminal court process Criminal Law in the United States Punishment in the Criminal Justice System Introduce the following concepts/topics The Role of the Accomplice Incomplete Crimes Defenses to Attempt Solicitation Conspiracy White Collar Crimes Public Order and Safety Offenses Public Morality Offenses History of Drug Legislation in the United States Drug Offenses Alcohol Legislation and Offenses Crimes Against the Administration of Justice Bribery Perjury Obstruction of Justice Resisting Arrest TEACHING STRATEGIES Presentations Case Examples Discussions Question/Answer Video Internet

Criminal Justice Administration

Criminal Justice Administration Length: 8 weeks Time: 16 hours 2 hours per week (does not include prep and reporting time) Homework: 8 hours Prerequisites: None COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of Administration of Justice. Students will become familiar with the types of crimes, overview of crime and justice in America and the constitutional issues involved. COURSE OBJECTIVES Crime and Justice in America The Substantive Criminal Law The Law of Criminal Procedure and the Rights of the Criminally accused The Nature and Distribution of Crime and its victims Special categories of victims Police operations The evolution of the policing of America The detective role Major Studies of the investigator’s role Evolution in Policing: COP and POP Office health Use of deadly force The dynamics of the criminal court The dual court system The U.S. Supreme Court Pretrial procedures: bail, pretrial hearings, and plea bargaining TEACHING STRATEGIES Presentations Case Examples Discussions Question/Answer Video Internet

Empowering Women

Empowering Women Length: 8 weeks Time: 16 hours 2 hours per week (does not include prep and reporting time) Homework: 8 hours Prerequisites: None COURSE DESCRIPTION Students will learn to share life experiences with one another and will build upon their strengths and those in the group to empower themselves to make healthy life choices to improve employability. COURSE OBJECTIVES To learn to: Self Esteem, Coping Strategies, Relationships & Communication, Domestic Violence, Sexuality, Substance Abuse, Legal, Depression, Anger, Anxiety TEACHING STRATEGIES Highly Interactive Instructor: Setting the Topics and Activities Students: Input Interactive Icebreaker: Game or Activity Lecture Modified Talking Circle

Safety & Self Defense

Safety & Self Defense Length: 16 weeks Time: 32 hours 2 hours per week (does not include pre and reporting time) Homework: 16 hours Prerequisites: None COURSE DESCRIPTION There are multiple strategies and tactics used in Martial Arts Self-Defense training. The goal is to help students acquire very fundamental self-defense movements and concepts. Concentration on teaching the aspects of avoiding potential conflict situations and in addition, teaching participants basic blocks and simple defensive strikes to help ward off an attacker. COURSE OBJECTIVES To learn: Concentration Tactic teaches the important aspect of hearing approaching sounds or directional sounds. Basic stance and basic blocks The techniques of using a defensive palm-hand and or punch strike against an attacker. To use a short stick against an attacker. Students will also learn: Front kick In-step stomp Basic finger jab TEACHING STRATEGIES Warm Up Exercises Demonstration Non-contact Practice Presentations

Debate

Debate Length: 8 weeks Time: 16 hours 2 hours per week (does not include pre and reporting time) Homework: 8 hours Prerequisites: None COURSE DESCRIPTION The process of debate allows participants to analyze the similarities & differences between differing viewpoints, so that the audience can understand where opinions diverge & why. Debate is also an excellent way. COURSE OBJECTIVES To learn: To model the analytical and communicative To examine course material through oral and written work TEACHING STRATEGIES Participants Research of the Topic Factual and Accurate Informative Debating Process Formulate Arguments Live in Class Debate Debates Graded by Instructor and Class

Stress Management

Stress Management Length: 8 weeks Time: 16 hours 2 hours per week (does not include pre and reporting time) Homework: 8 hours Prerequisites: None COURSE DESCRIPTION This course will introduce participants to the following modalities to strengthen and relax the body, mind, and spirit: Gi Gong, aroma therapy, and homeopathy. Homeopathy remedies will be introduced as a natural and safe alternative to pain management that works with the body’s immune system. COURSE OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: Practice three modalities of relaxation for healing, stress and pain management Assess your body’s imbalances; learn to pay attention to your body’s aches and pains and giving your body what it is asking for to achieve maximum health Acquire a beginner’s base of knowledge for natural healing arts and remedies TEACHING STRATEGIES Series of Low Impact Meditative Exercises Use of Essential Oils and Homeopathy Remedies Demonstrations Presentations

Nutrition

Nutrition Length: 8 weeks Time: 16 hours 2 hours per week (does not include pre and reporting time) Homework: 8 hours Prerequisites: None COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed to teach basic nutrition concepts as they apply to the individual. The principles of nutrition and the uses of vitamins, minerals, and other supplements as therapeutic modalities that heal and promote good health are presented. COURSE OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this course the student will be able to: Identify the various macro and micronutrients in human nutrition and describe their role in maintaining optimal nutritional status Explain the role of nutritional intervention for certain health disorders Assess an individual’s nutritional status Discuss the role of nutrition in disease prevention Apply their knowledge of nutrition to design customized dietary regimens for specific health disorders TEACHING STRATEGIES Lecture, Discussion, Research, Group Exercises Food Journals

Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating Length: 8 weeks Time: 16 hours 2 hours per week (does not include prep and reporting time) Homework: 8 hours Prerequisites: None COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed to teach participants about healthy eating and the reasons why it is important to them and their work. COURSE OBJECTIVES To Learn: Identify healthy eating Shop for groceries Know the difference between organic vs. commercially grown About farming About free range meats Prepare a Personal Food Planner To prepare healthy food To out healthy To prepare good school lunches TEACHING STRATEGIES Eating Journal Presentations Video Food Shopping Trip Use of Recipes Demonstrations

Achieving Success Workshop

Achieving Success Workshop Length: 8 weeks Time: 16 hours 2 hours per week (does not include prep and reporting time) Homework: 8 hours Prerequisites: None COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed to teach the importance of our belief system, comfort zones and to evaluate the ideals, values, and qualities from our family belief system. Emphasis will be placed on evaluating our belief system, and in learning the tools and techniques that will enhance abilities and expand comfort zones. COURSE OBJECTIVES Understand the process in developing and preparing future aspirations by overcoming potential barriers acquired from our early stages of development Understand the importance of visualization, anxiety and comfort zones Evaluate, develop and understand personal belief systems and realize that actions taken are based on past beliefs Understand that past conditioning affects our personal makeup and beliefs Identify and understand schema, and that they exist within every person and that schema are caused by our past conditioning Build and develop good habits, attitudes and understand that personal genes are a contributing factor of our personal makeup Develop a positive personal self-image and understand the different levels of self-talk TEACHING STRATEGIES Lecture Class Discussions Group Activities Role Playing

Conflict Management

Conflict Management Length: 8 weeks Time: 16 hours 2 hours per week (does not include pre and reporting time) Homework: 8 hours Prerequisites: None COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed to teach techniques of dealing with conflict. COURSE OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to: Define conflict Identify the sources and nature of conflict Identify the stages of conflict Describe the types of conflict Explain the guiding principles in effective conflict resolution TEACHING STRATEGIES Lecture Class Discussions Group Activities Role Playing

Conflict Pattern Revealed

Conflict Pattern Revealed Length: 8 weeks Time: 16 hours 2 hours per week (does not include pre and reporting time) Homework: 8 hours Prerequisites: None COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed to teach participants of a hidden harmful pattern in relationships called “The Gaunlet.” The conflict pattern is the most widely-used, destructive dynamic that shows up the moment people attempt to work out their problems. While they’re trying to make things better, suddenly, everything gets worse. Because conflict does follow patterns, there are signs to read. COURSE OBJECTIVES Learn: To read the signs, communication that was once unpredictable is suddenly predictable A path through the chaos and a method to the madness Learn the system that defeats the negative conflict pattern Learn how to make conflicts stop Curb your reactivity so you will be less likely to harm your relationship Tools and strategies to interrupt the old pattern System to reach solutions and mutual respect TEACHING STRATEGIES Lecture Class Discussions Group Activities Role Playing

Website Design

Website Design Length: 8 weeks Time: 16 hours 2 hours per week (does not include pre and reporting time) Homework: 8 hours Prerequisites: None COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed to teach web design for beginners. COURSE OBJECTIVES Participants will keep and maintain a online blog They are given for a specific business Research and learn not only about the business, but also Blog and build a working website. Participants are taught about pay pal, html code, basic video and flash design TEACHING STRATEGIES Presentations Demonstrations Simulations Projects

Positive Indian Parenting (PIP)

Positive Indian Parenting (PIP) Length: 8 weeks Time: 16 hours 2 hours per week (does not include pre and reporting time) Homework: 8 hours Prerequisites: None COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed to provide parenting program that supplies both parents and children with a wealth of educational material and software that is designed to increase parenting skills, develop or improve basic reading and math, skills and provide academic activities and resources to reinforce the skills. COURSE OBJECTIVES To learn: Parent & Child Communication Skills Culture & Communication Substance Abuse & Parenting Parent Help with Child Social Issues at School Tutoring Academic Subjects TEACHING STRATEGIES Presentations Lab Activities Field Trips Small Group Activities

Advanced Computer Training

Advanced Computer Training Length: 8-36 weeks Time: 16-72 hours 2 hours per week (does not include pre and reporting time) Homework: 8-30 hours Prerequisites: Introduction to Computers basic skill in computer application programs. Note: This program can continue to build upon a participant’s skills in many different areas of computer applications and may become an independent study program COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed to teach a person the skills they need to become a technician and use advanced computer programs needed for specific computer jobs and to obtain related certificated. COURSE OBJECTIVES Assemble a computer from individual parts Ddiagnose computer software and hardware problems Understand basic computer theory Set peripheral computer equipment- printers-scanners Set up networks Intermediate operations of application programs: Word-Excel-Photo editing, etc. To obtain certificates: such as A+ Repair Technician Certificate TEACHING STRATEGIES Presentation Tab Work Simulation of Problems Reference Manual/On-line Support Practice Tests

Open Lab - Computer Orientation Make-Up Career

Open Lab – Computer Orientation Make-Up Career Length: 36 weeks Time: 72 hours 2 hours per week (does not include pre and reporting time) Homework: 30 hours Prerequisites: Basic Computer Skills, Basic Photography Desired COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed to teach Tribal TANF clients to learn use internet to explore and learn job availability and requirements for employment. In addition make up time can be done by accessing internet information relative to their training plan. Orientations to various jobs and career paths are explored. This is a yearly on-going program where clients are expected to use Lab to remain current with their training plans. COURSE OBJECTIVES To learn: The use of the internet to research and find career and job information To work on any make-up time by working on information regarding jobs/training To use the internet in every increasing detail to keep current regarding jobs and careers To keep up dated on a regular basis throughout the year on the training and job issues, new concerns and job availability and requirements TEACHING STRATEGIES Lab work Internet Resources Small Group Discussions Consultations

How Designs are Used in Business

How Designs Are Used in Business Length: 8 weeks Time: 24 hours 3 hours per week (does not include pre and reporting time) Homework: 12 hours Prerequisites: None COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed to teach TANF clients how business use basic and traditional patterns and designs in their business or as a business. The class will use some basic fabric designs/patterns to illustrate and research how a design or technique is used in the world of work. The group discussions the designs will show the participants how a business team works and solves problems. COURSE OBJECTIVES To learn: A basic fabric design and pattern technique to discuss To discuss how a design and technique is used in business To understand how a design/pattern can be marketed To work with other participants to learn a technique TEACHING STRATEGIES Presentations Demonstrations Internet Resources