SSC 202 Strategies to Find and Keep a Job

Campus Location:
Georgetown, Dover, Stanton, Wilmington
Effective Date:


Course Credits and Hours:
1.00 credits
1.00 lecture hours/week
1.00 lab hours/week
Course Description:

In this course, students develop the introductory tools and strategies necessary for success in their selected career field. Topics include performing an effective job search, strategies to seek employment, and professional behavior in the workplace.

Required Text(s):

Obtain current textbook information by viewing the campus bookstore online or visit a campus bookstore. Check your course schedule for the course number and section.

Additional Materials:


Schedule Type:
Classroom Course
Hybrid Course


Core Course Performance Objectives (CCPOs):
  1. Perform an effective job search. (CCC 1, 5)
  2. Develop the tools and strategies needed to seek employment. (CCC 1, 5)
  3. Describe professional behaviors expected in the workplace. (CCC 1, 2, 4)

See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.

Measurable Performance Objectives (MPOs):

Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  1. Perform an effective job search.
    1. Identify the steps of a job search.
    2. Perform a job search.
  2. Develop the tools and strategies needed to seek employment.
    1. Prepare a résumé and a cover letter.
    2. Demonstrate job interview skills.
    3. Identify networking strategies.
  3. Describe professional behaviors expected in the workplace.
    1. Explain work ethics.
    2. Discuss employer expectations.
    3. Describe professional behaviors related to successful employment.
Evaluation Criteria/Policies:

The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:

90 100 = A
80 89 = B
70 79 = C
0 69 = F

Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.

Final Course Grade:

Calculated using the following weighted average

Evaluation Measure

Percentage of final grade

Job Scan


Resume – 1st Draft      Formative evaluation


Resume – 2nd Draft


Cover letter  - 1st Draft     Formative evaluation


Cover Letter - 2nd Draft


Reference Sheet


Elevator Speech


Discussion board scenarios: When you don’t get the job


Thank you Letter - 1st Draft   Formative evaluation


Networking Activity


Networking Reflection Discussion Board


Mock Interview / Reflection


Thank you Letter for Interview  - 2nd Draft




Core Curriculum Competencies (CCCs are the competencies every graduate will develop):
  1. Apply clear and effective communication skills.
  2. Use critical thinking to solve problems.
  3. Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
  4. Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
  5. Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
  6. Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
Program Graduate Competencies (PGCs are the competencies every graduate will develop specific to his or her major):


Disabilities Support Statement:

The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.

Minimum Technology Requirements:
Minimum technology requirements for online, hybrid, video conferencing and web conferencing courses.