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Job Preparation and Maintenance

Course Code: CAEP 0202
Faculty: Child, Family & Community Studies
Credits: 3.0
Semester: 15 weeks
Learning Format: Tutorial
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This course is designed to prepare adults with a disability for employment by increasing awareness of those factors which affect job maintenance. It will include exploration of employee/employer attitudes and expectations, development of self-management skills and work related communication skills. Students are expected to demonstrate appropriate work habits, as learned.

Course Content

  1. Work habits. (Punctuality, attendance, dress, etc.)
  2. Following instructions.
  3. Communicating with employers, supervisors and fellow workers.
  4. Giving and receiving feedback.
  5. Negotiating change.
  6. Strategies for handling stress.
  7. Maintaining emotional and physical health.
  8. Development of support systems.
  9. Employee/employer attitudes and expectations.
  10. Development and maintenance of self esteem.
  11. Management of money and time.
  12. Payroll/deductions/benefits.
  13. Employment standards/employee rights.
  14. Unions.
  15. Labour trends.

Methods of Instruction

  • instructor presentation
  • class discussion
  • written assignments
  • self-awareness exercises
  • on-the-job experience
  • tours
  • videos/films
  • guest speakers
  • use of DC Career Resource Centre and Library
  • role play
  • interviews

Means of Assessment

A mastery model of on going evaluation will be used.  A student will have completed the course when he/she has demonstrated through satisfactory completion of exercises and assignments that the course objectives have been achieved.  Where formal tests are used mastery will be defined as a score of 80% or more.

Progress will be monitored on a regular basis by the instructor in consultation with each student.  The student will be expected to maintain regular attendance and progress, actively participate in all classroom activities, and complete assignments as directed.

Learning Outcomes

1. To learn and practise appropriate work habits (punctuality, attendance, dress)

2. To learn the skills of listening to and following through with instructions.

3. To learn methods of solving problems on the job.

4. To learn skills for discussing and resolving problems in work situations.

5. To develop and practise self-management skills, to maintain energy and emotional health on the job or during further training.

course prerequisites

CAEP 0100


CAEP 0201, 0203, 0204, 0205.

curriculum guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

course schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.