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OST101 Occupational Skills Training  1-16 credits  (1 lec hrs/wk/cr)

Prerequisite(s): Instructor consent

Provides the opportunity for students to receive instruction in a specific occupational area not normally addressed by on-going Southwestern programs. An individualized course in consultation with the student, Southwestern faculty, Southwestern internship coordinator, CTE dean, worksite supervisors, and agency representatives(s), if appropriate. An interview with the CTE dean 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. Students train at off-campus sites under the supervision of a skilled trainer. Training is comprised of demonstration and hands-on experience. Related classroom instruction may be included if prescribed in the approved training plan. This is an open entry/open exit program with no breaks for traditional school vacations. Length of program depends on the skill being taught.

This course may be taken 16 times for credit.

Course classification: CTE