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 Course Title:   Pre-Practicum Seminar

 Title Abbreviation:   PRE-PRACTICUM SEMINAR

 Department:    HSERV

 Course #:    198

 Credits:    2

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    2

 CIP:    510392

 EPC:    420

 REV:    2013


 Course Description  

Provides information, direction and sequence of tasks in preparation for practicum in an agency setting. Students identify specific responsibilities for successful practicum experience and become familiar with the paperwork flow and purpose of each task.

 Prerequisite  

None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 22

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Complete three informational interviews with human service agency staff.
  2. Receive feedback from instructor on the process followed and final written product for each interview.
  3. Develop familiarity with all paperwork; write learning objectives and activities.
  4. Receive feedback on written work.
  5. Demonstrate and be able to cite work readiness and receive feedback from instructor.
  6. Demonstrate and become familiar with journaling and its use to level of ""B.""
  7. Develop approved practicum site for following quarter with approval of instructor.
  8. Complete and submit an application for registration as a counselor to the Washington State Department of Health.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.

Course Contents

  1. Informational interviewing.
  2. Paperwork flow (process and destination).
  3. Clarification of responsibilities for practicum.
  4. Use of journaling in practicum.
  5. Purpose of feedback.
  6. How to set up the site for practicum (and actually doing it).
  7. Time management.
  8. Personal management in the workplace (responsible workplace behaviors).