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  1. 1. ARTICULATION AGREEMENT BENEFITS PAGE This Articulation Agreement is in effect between MISSION COLLEGE and ESUHSD. It affirms the commitment that each has with respect to program articulation. Mission College and ESUHSD staff, representing their respective educational programs, have met, analyzed, and compared the content and exit competencies of their course of instruction. They have agreed that the ESUHSD class BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS articulates with Mission College's 078B • BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS. The attached Articulation Agreement shall be placed into effect on this date. This agreement will remain in effect for one school year, ending in June 2009. Appropriate instructional and administrative staff must meet face-to-face at the annual Tech-Prep Articulation Day to review and update this agreement. The Ultimate Goal Of This Articulation Agreement Is To Help The Student To Succeed In Their Chosen Program Of Study/Career Pathway: Benefits to the Students: •Provides incentives for students to continue their education. •Allows students to receive college credit and/or advanced placement through effort and achievement at the secondary schools, reducing duplication of effort and time, thus lowering costs. •Provides students with assessment, placement, orientation and counseling services to ease the transition from secondary school to the college. •Enhances job opportunities by helping students quickly acquire specific marketable job skills. Benefits to Secondary Schools/Mission College: •Supports matriculation by preparing students for an identified Program of Study/Career Pathways. •Goal oriented, better prepared students increases retention. •Provides the opportunity for the college to focus on higher-end courses within the Program of Study/ Career Pathways. Benefit to the Community and Industry: •Tech Prep program allows industry and community opportunities for direct input into the curriculum. •Tech Prep consortia improves communication with other educational entities and prospective employers. •Provides employees with relevant competencies for career applications. Benefits to Faculty: •Secondary school instructors gain first-hand information about community college programs and services. •Community college faculty gain information about secondary school programs and capabilities. •Helps faculty understand how their courses fit into the overall Program of Study/Career Pathway. •Connects faculty to their role as economic and workforce development leaders and stewards within their community, assisting them to counsel students in Programs of Study/Career Pathways. V.211/27/2007
  2. 2. ARTICULATION AGREEMENT COURSE OVERVIEW PAGE MISSION COLLEGE Articulation Form School Year: 2010-11 College Mission College High School East Side Union High District/ ROP School District Course Name/# 078B • BUSINESS Course Name/# BUSINESS COMMUNICA TIONS COMMUNICATIONS Program Business Program Business Units 3.0 units; Total lecture Hours 2 semesters (5257) 54.4 hours Textbooks/ Guffey, Mary Ellen. Textbooks/ Communicating for Success, Software/Etc. Business Communication: Software/Etc. South- Western Educational Process and Product. Publishing, 1999 Mason,OH: Thomson South-Western, 2003. Brittain, Robert. A Pocket Guide to Correct Punctuation. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's Educational Services, 1997. Mission College Course Description: HS/ROP District Course Content This course develops writing skills to improve The business communication course provides communication ability in the business students with lessons on all the following environment and emphasizes the problem solving approach to cover communication theory, business writing style and oral communication. Various forms of written communication are covered - correspondence, memorandums, and reports. V.2 5/29/2007 2
  3. 3. ARTICULATION AGREEMENT COURSE COMPARISON PAGE Mission College Course Content High School District Course Content A. Communication theory and foundations 1. Ethics in the workplace. Daily case studies of a. Communication process, barriers, ethical and non ethical situations in the information flow in organizations b. Communication and ethical challenges workplace. Define communication, various of c. Communicating in small groups and communications discussions. Research and teams report on ethics in a specific career. Present to class for discussion. Explain the channels of authority and the grapevine. B. Workplace listening and nonverbal 2. Culture and tolerance. communication 3. Nonverbal communication and cultural a. The listening process and its barriers b. Improving listening differences. c. Communicating through nonverbal 4. Ethics and nonverbal communication and messages cultural acceptance of certain behaviors. 5. Students listen to case studies and presentations by students on ethics. 6. Role playing nonverbal communication. C. Communicating across cultures 7. Students discuss how to communicate and work a. Understanding culture in a diversified work environment. b. Workforce diversity 8. Students learn about tolerance through case c. Improving communication with intercultural audiences studies and role playing. 9. Business English: weekly vocabulary, spelling, and D. Overview of punctuation, usage, grammar, proofreading drills. Midterm every 6 capitalization and formatting weeks on English conventions. E. The writing process 10. Students write four and five paragraph essays. a. Preparing to write business messages 11. Students write poems and ballads. b. Organizing and writing business 12. Students read poem letters and essay letters. messages 13. Students write different types of letters c. Revising business messages depending upon the literature read in class. 14. students write email messages and memos in class to meet a specific situation as presented by a teacher. F. Routine email messages and memos 15. Students send emails to teacher with attachments. 16. Students establish email accounts. 17. Students write letters to family members, G. Routine letters and goodwill messages administration, friends, and businesses expresses opinion, thank YOUS, or requests. 18. Students read persuasive literature (stories), H. Persuasive and sales messages write persuasive essays, and a persuasive letter. I. Negative messages 19. Students write bad news letter.
  4. 4. 20. Students create a report, poster, and PowerPoint comparing two corporations. J. Reports and proposals 21. Students analyze the findings. a. Organizing and writing typical business reports 22. Students write a conclusion persuading their b. Proposals and formal reports choice of the two companies for investment opportunities. K. Employment communication 23. Students write a letter of application, a thank a. Resumes you letter, a follow-up letter, a resignation V.2 5/29/2007 3
  5. 5. b. Letters of application letter, a memo requesting vacation time. c. Follow up letters 24. Students complete an application. d. Interviewing 25. Students role play interviewing for a job. 26. Students learn to apply for jobs on line. 27. Students research a career and determine the future outlook on the potential outlook for that job. 28. Students access government websites for job opportunities and preparation. L. 29. Ethics in the workplace, M. 30. Career preparation N. 3 I. Culture and tolerance O. 32. Technology P. 33. Appropriate office correspondence Q. 34. Research R. 35. The economy S. 36. Teamwork T. 37. Literature U. 38. Business English (grammar, punctuation, spelling, vocabulary) Mission College Course Student Learning Outcomes H.S. District/ROP Course Student Learning Outcomes A. 1. Students will be able to write business correspondence (memos and letters) B. 2. Write a research report C. 3. Create flyers D. 4. Define ethical and unethical situations E. 5. Read business information and understand the overall point of the information F. 6. Prepare a resume follow-up letter letter of application and thank you letter G. 7. Create documents using MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel H. 8. Write, conduct, and graph surveys/a questionnaires I. 9. Present presentations using PowerPoint 10. Read business information and understand the overall point of the information. Read trade J. Apply communication theory magazines and understand their role in one's career professional development. II. Students write various reports, K. Demonstrate the use of proper grammar, memos, letters, word usage, punctuation, capitalization, essays demonstrating their ability to use and word division in written English conventions. Students work on communications. activities that focus on English conventions. Students are tested on English conventions. 12. Students study writing techniques: outlines, drafting, graphic organizers, and transitional sentences and word usage. Students do L. Demonstrate strengthened writing skills exercises to increase their ability to see an and a positive writing style. environment and describe it using descriptive writing techniques. 13. Students write an essay describing their hero. 14. Students write an essay describing a location. V.2 5/29/2007 4
  6. 6. 15. Students write a letter to a hero. M. Format memos, letters, and reports in 16. Students learn various forms of reports, letters, acceptable standard form. and memos according to MS Word and online as well as business format according to textbook. N. Write effective business letters, 17. Students write letters, memos, reports, use memorandums, and reports. templates, etc. and apply communication skills according to situation. O. Demonstrate problem-solving techniques to 18. Students are given case problems and resolve a variety of business situations. the situation in a group environment. 19. Students work with Junior Achievement and learn "success skills" and "problem-solving" skills. P. Prepare a 2-page business report. 20. Students write a variety of reports: travel plan, brochure, itinerary, report, newsletter. 21. Students write a report on stocks. 22. Students write a report on a career. Q. Develop interpersonal skills through oral 23. Students present reports. communication. R. Demonstrate increased familiarity with the 24. Students study the problems of realities of the business environment. entrepreneurships. 25. Students research businesses and discuss. S. 26. T. 27. V.2 5/29/2007 5
  7. 7. ARTICULATION AGREEMENT MEASUREMENT PAGE Measurement Method (industry certification or licensure) Measurement Method (industry certification or licensure) A. Student achievement evaluation shall be 1. comprised of class participation, objective type midterm and final examinations, and written assignments. B. Readings 2. C. Writing Assignments 3. D. Outside Assignments 4. E. Critical Thinking Assignments 5. Credit for the course listed will be granted if the following criteria are met: (X)Stipulated grade of B or better (X)Credit-by-Examination administered by ( ) Secondary School ( ) Mission College ( ) Demonstration/Portfolio ( ) Certification of specific competencies ( ) Other Statewide Career Pathways Template associated with this articulation agreement: ____________________________________________________________