Career Preparation I and II/Extended Career Preparation

Outline of Course Career Prep I TEKS Career Prep II TEKS Extended Career Prep TEKS
Finding Employment
Completing job search documents 1 (B-C, E) 1 (A-B); 10 (F) 6 (E)
Locating employment opportunities 1 (A); 2 (I) 10 (F)  
Interviewing for jobs 1 (D) 1 (D)  
Employability Skills
Grooming and personal appearance 2 (A) 2 (A)  
Attitude, work habits, and etiquette 2 (B, D-E); 3 (C) 2 (C-D); 3 (D-E) 1 (A, C-D); 5 (A)
Time management, organization, and accuracy 2 (G) 2 (F) 1 (F)
Workplace diversity 2 (C); 3 (D) 2 (B); 3 (C)  
Teamwork and leadership 2 (F); 3 (B); 6 (A-B) 3 (B); 7 (A-B) 1 (E)
Professional communications 3 (E-F); 4 (D) 1 (C); 3 (F); 4 (D-F) 2 (B-F)
Customer service 6 (A) 7 (A)  
Academic skills 4 (A, C) 4 (A-C) 2 (A); 3 (A-C); 6 (B-D)
Workplace Safety and Health
Safety in the workplace 7 (A-D) 2 (E); 8 (A-D) 1 (B); 4 (A-D)
Health and wellness related to job performance 2 (H); 7 (E) 8 (E)  
Ethical and Legal Responsibilities
Ethical standards and practices 3 (A, G); 5 (B) 2 (D); 3 (A, G) 5 (B)
Laws, policies, and procedures 3 (H); 5 (A, C-E); 8 (E) 3 (H); 5 (A-C); 9 (G) 5 (C)
Personal Money Management
Understanding your paycheck, taxes, and social security 8 (F); 9 (A) 9 (H); 10 (A)  
FREE! - Understanding benefits 9 (A) 10 (A)  
Budgeting and money management techniques 4 (B-C); 8 (F) 4 (C); 9 (H)  
Understanding credit 8 (F) 9 (H)  
Identity theft    6 (A-B)  
Career Exploration and Planning
Career options, outlook, and training 8 (A, C-D); 9 (A-C) 9 (A-F); 10 (A-E) 6 (A, D)
Entrepreneurial opportunities 8 (B) 9 (C)  

Contributors

  • Heather Blount, former Curriculum Specialist, The Curriculum Center for Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Stephanie Cantrell, Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher
  • Cari Collins, Curruculum Specialist, The Curriculum Center for Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Becky Martinez, Business Coordinator/Editor, The Curriculum Center for Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Derrick Pedersen IT Specialist, The Curriculum Center for Family and Consumer Sciences