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Employment Skills Training


Certificate of Completion
Major Code: 999999G
Courses for this Certificate

About the Program

The Employment Skills Training (EST) program provides a tailored program of study in any one
of a wide variety of career fields. Students needing only a brief amount of training to meet industry
standards for employment are possible EST candidates. RCC program staff will assist students
in assessing possible career fields where EST may be appropriate. EST program plans are then
developed by staff in consultation with the student. Plans are designed to maximize each student’s
preparation for entry-level employment in his/her occupation of choice, and may include a wide
variety of credit courses.

Students earn a portion of their program credits through training at local business sites. Credits
earned in this program may be applied to other RCC certificates or degrees. Students should be
aware that criminal background checks or additional liability insurance might be required in certain
fields. EST is not a financial aid-eligible program.

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant
to the discipline. For a list of learning outcomes for this discipline or program, see

Entry Requirements

Students must submit a completed EST application to program staff to be considered for acceptance
into the program. As part of their training program, students are required to take a placement test
to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading and writing. Students must begin with the
courses within their skill levels as determined by placement test scores. In addition, students may
also be required to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success. EST is an
open entry/exit program, allowing students to begin and end during any term in the academic year.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college
policies. On a limited individual basis and at the discretion of the department chair, some courses
may be challenged based on a student’s life experience or knowledge. Arrangements may be made
with the appropriate department to determine specific challenge procedures.

Graduation Requirements

A certificate in Employment Skills Training will be awarded to students who complete all courses in this program with a grade of “C” or better. Certain required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade.

Course No.
Course Title
MTH20 Pre-algebra or designated placement test score or other department-approved math 1 0-4
RD30 College Reading or designated placement test score 1 0-4
WR30 Fundamentals of Composition II or designated placement test score 1 0-4
  Total Prerequisite Credits 0-12
Core Requirements
Course No.
Course Title
  College-level credits related to career direction 1 15-33
Work-based Training Courses
Course No.
Course Title
EST101 Employment Skills Training 4-9
  Total Program Credits 19-42
1 Prerequisites may be required for some courses. They may be waived under special circumstances and as appropriate for work site/occupational needs. However, students must fulfill prerequisites related to their program coursework.

For more information contact the Individualized Career Training Department:

Grants Pass: 541-956-7027
Medford: 541-245-7562
Toll free in Oregon: 800-411-6508, Ext. 7027 or 9562
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711