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/
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.
ARTICULATION AGREEMENT COURSE OVERVIEW PAGE
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)
Textbooks/ Guffey, Mary Ellen. Textbooks/ Communicating for Success,
Software/Etc. Business Communication: Software/Etc. South- Western Educational
Process and Product. Publishing, 1999
Brittain, Robert. A Pocket
Guide to Correct
NY: Barron's Educational
Mission College Course Description: HS/ROP District Course
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.
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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
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.
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
K. Employment communication 23. Students write a letter of application, a thank
a. Resumes you letter, a follow-up letter, a resignation
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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
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
38. Business English (grammar, punctuation,
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
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
13. Students write an essay describing their hero.
14. Students write an essay describing a location.
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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
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"
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.
R. Demonstrate increased familiarity with the 24. Students study the problems of
realities of the business environment. entrepreneurships.
25. Students research businesses and discuss.
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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
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: