Student Handbook 2016-2017

Work Ethics Grade

A code of ethics is basic to all cultures, groups, and professions. Ethics provide guidelines for living and performing, and they serve as the basis for making difficult decisions. Classroom instruction on ethical work standards is, therefore, provided in occupational courses, and students receive the opportunity to practice and be evaluated on these ethics in an educational setting before they enter the workplace.

The Technical College System of Georgia instructs and evaluates students on work ethic in all programs of study. Ten work ethic traits have been identified and defined as essential for students success; appearance, attendance, attitude, character, communication, cooperation, organizational skill, productivity, respect, and teamwork.

Students in ccupational courses are evaluated twice each semester in terms of work ethics at midterm and at the end of the semester. This evaluation is reflected in a separate grade on their transcript. Students in online courses also receive work ethics grades. Attributes measured are those appropriate to online instruction. Work Ethics grades are not given in Learning Support courses, and are given at the instructor’s discretion in General Education courses.

The grading scale is as follows: 3=Exceeds Expectations; 2=Meets Expectations; 1=Needs Improvement; and 0=Unacceptable.