This course is designed to provide students with the skills to enter new working and training situations with increased confidence and to assertively handle employment related interpersonal situations. In particular students will learn to communicate positively and effectively about their disability and any accommodations that may be required for their success on the job.
- Basic communication skills
- conversation skills
- Giving and receiving feedback
- Negotiating change
- Problem solving strategies
- Appearance and hygiene
- Self-awareness, self –confidence
- Techniques for handling anxiety, fear, anger.
- Conflict resolution
- Understanding the disability
Methods of Instruction
Means of Assessment
A mastery model of ongoing 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 reached. 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.
- To learn and practise basic communication skills.
- To learn and practise the giving and receiving of feedback.
- To learn and practise problem solving methods.
- To learn and practise the skills of effective participation in a group.
- To gain confidence in making transitions to new surroundings.
- To assess and improve, if needed, personal appearance and hygiene.
- To discover and appreciate one’s own individual style.
CAEP 0201, 0202, 0204, 0205.
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.
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.