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Health Careers Education
Work-based Experiences for Biological Sciences II
This course provides students with advanced work-based learning experiences. Students will apply theory and skills acquired throughout their career major training in one or more of the following activities: clinical, cooperative education, enterprise, expert in residence (within classroom), internship/externship, integrated project/live work, job shadowing, senior capstone, student competitions, and/or the student personnel system. Work-Based Experience options provide additional teaching methods for the classroom by linking the student to the real-world (industry workplace, research settings, etc.).
Lara Skaggs
A. Develop an Individualized Training Plan for Work-Based Experience (WBE) and Evaluate Career Plan Utilizing one of the Options for WBE listed below.

1. Job Shadowing: is an experience that provides the student the opportunity to "shadow" or observe an employee in an industry setting. This enables the student to learn about a particular skill, career or industry.
2. Student Personnel System: is an experience that provides a student who exhibits responsibility and expertise in the classroom and laboratory environment the opportunity to train peers and manage the laboratory and its resources. Based upon the capabilities of this student, various titles of technician, supervisor or other may be assigned.
3. Student Competitions: is an experience that provides the student with technical skill and/or knowledge demonstration opportunities in a competitive environment.
4. Senior Capstone: is an experience that is designed to provide the student with a problem and require a solution in a project-based approach. The student will have the ability to apply creativity to the application of technical knowledge and skills in seeking the solution. The student is required to present his/her solution in some format (PowerPoint, Presentation, Poster Board, Paper, etc.).
5. Expert in Residence: is an experience in which an industry expert regularly visits the training facility to work with students and instructors (also may be online "visits"). The industry expert may host the students and instructor(s) at a worksite.
6. Cooperative Education: is an experience that is either paid or non-paid part-time work within industry. The student is released from school for part of the day and must be able to demonstrate required skills in the process.
7. Live work: is an experience that is a real-world project that is brought by a client and occurs at the training center. In most cases students who have demonstrated a level of mastery of technical skills required to complete this project are asked to comprehend nature of project and apply a solution. The instructor monitors interactions between the student and client and the training center closes all business transactions related to the live work project.
8. Integrated Project: is an experience that integrates the training/experiences from two or more industry pathways to create a real-world simulation. This experience provides the student with the opportunity to explore career directions and connections.
9. Enterprise: is an experience that simulates a small business operated within the training facility, replicating a business in the larger community.
10. Clinical: is an experience that in most cases, a group of students or a student is assigned to worksites with the instructor being available onsite at various times.
11. Internship: is an experience that is highly selective and intensive. This requires the student to commit to an industry worksite other than the training facility. The student applies all levels of training to a real-world work environment.
12. On-the-Job Training/Externship: is an experience that is highly selective and intensive and very similar to the Internship. However this experience may require a commitment to additional training beyond what was provided by the training facility. This may also provide subsequent employment at the worksite, which may include mentoring/apprenticeship, online experience/training and service learning/professional development.

B. Apply Industry-Related Technical Knowledge and Skills Gained from Career Training

1. Apply technical skills needed to be a viable member of the workforce.
2. Apply skills developed in other related courses in a work-based setting.
3. Perform tasks detailed in an educational training agreement at the work setting.
4. Follow safety rules and regulation at work and in the classroom.
5. Students must be able to understand, follow, and demonstrate ability to follow safety rules for a technical environment.

C. Apply General Work Skills Gained from Career Training

1. Carry out basic scientific math operations to support technical skills in laboratory settings.
2. Demonstrate acquiring, evaluating, organizing, maintaining, interpreting, and communicating information.
3. Employ various methods of communication (electronic, oral, written and technical) to support operations in laboratory settings.
4. Display and manage an acceptable level of productivity.
5. Demonstrate time, materials, and resource management skills.
6. Adhere to oral and comprehend written instructions.
7. Work effectively in teams and with people from diverse backgrounds.
8. Perform critical thinking skills such as problem solving, decision making, and reasoning.
9. Adhere to institution computer usage rules.
10. Maintain and complete required forms and other required documentation.
11. Research and produce individual projects, which reflect the assignment requirements for completion.
12. Exhibit the ability to deal with confidential information on the job.
13. Demonstrate the ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.
14. Continuously exhibit high-quality ethical practices in business, medical and personal.

D. Model Highly Sought Attributes within the Industry

1. Apply general workplace skills to include positive work habits and responsibilities necessary for successful employment.
2. Demonstrate pro-active human relationship skills in the work setting to include conflict resolution, team participation, leadership, negotiation, and customer/client service.
3. Exhibit the capability to respect the values and opinions of others.
4. Demonstrate the ability to take initiative.

E. Demonstrate Necessary Steps for Successful Employment

1. Identify a career objective.
2. Enhance and update career/employment portfolio
3. Utilize and build on prior knowledge, training, interests to enhance preparation for future employment and/or continuing education/training.
- National Consortium on Health Science and Technology Education
Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
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Health Science Biotechnology Research and Development Biological Laboratory Technologist II
Health Science Biotechnology Research and Development Laboratory Animal Science Technician
Health Science Biotechnology Research and Development Laboratory Animal Science Technologist