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Marketable Skills Defined:
Marketable skills include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas, are valued by employers, and are primary or complementary to a major. Marketable skills are acquired by students through education, including curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities. Marketable skills are often called employability skills in other countries or transferable skills here in the states. They include both technical and soft skills.
What is required?
To implement this goal, institutions will need to (1) identify and document the skills offered in their programs, (2) communicate those skills to students, and (3) update documented skills on a regular basisCIS will include Marketable skills in the class syllabi, in addition to measurable learning outcomes as set by the State, the Division, and the Department.
Critical thinking: Assist organizations in decision making using appropriate analyses on organizational data
Communications: Grasp of Information Technology concepts and applications; competency in written and oral communicationTechnical Writing; Oral & Written Communication; Diagramming; Requirements Gathering
Global Awareness: Impact of globalization on business and information technology
Understand Intellectual Property Laws: Understand technology issues of the global enterprise including laws for transmission of data and the Internet
Leadership and Teamwork: Apply skills to manage business projects; recognize critical paths and assign appropriate resources
Work in Groups to Achieve Goals
Organize teams, manage tasks, expectations and deliverables
Social Responsibility: Ethics in the use of information technology and business.
Time Management: Adhering to deadlines
Effectively communicating any expected/potential risks for extending deadline
Use of scheduling tools/calendars to ensure deadlines are met.
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For classes that involve Word: Write in a fluent style using correct grammar, spelling and punctuation to produce various skills forms of business writing. This includes email communications, reports, client letters, memoranda, resumes and cover letters.
For classes that involve Excel: Create formatted, data, and pivot tables; create and format data, combo, scatter and pivot charts; import, harvest, parse and filter data; write formulas; use future value, loan, vlookup, if, iferror and conditional formatting functions.
Analyze organization and client data, prepare reports, tables and charts and other common business usages of Excel skills forms of business writing. This includes email communications, reports, client letters, memoranda, resumes and cover letters.
Assist organizations in business decision making using appropriate analyses on organizational dataFor classes that involve PowerPointKnowledge of themes, animation, transitions, and layout choicesFor classes that involve AccessKnowledge of tables, design dictionary, forms, queries, and reports
For classes that involve Programming
Prepare flowcharts for information systems, understand the flow of information
Create business specific applications to acquire, represent and deliver business data to stakeholders
Demonstrate skills in the [C] programming language appropriate to the problem
Demonstrate skills in an Object Oriented programming language appropriate to the problem
Coding; Testing; Debugging; Design; System Development; Data Management
Logical Thinking; Problem Design; Documentation; Problem Solving; Programming; Documentation
Software Life Cycle; Agile Development Methodologies; Requirements Gathering; Design; Implementation; Black Box & White Box Testing; Alpha and Beta Testing
Programming; Design; Design Tradeoff Choices; Diagramming; Technical Writing; Formal Testing; Teamwork
For classes that involve Project Management
Apply skills to manage business projects; recognize critical paths and assign appropriate resources
The ability to write clear and concise communications
The ability to deal with ambiguity and develop plans to address unknown issues
The ability to communicate bad news such as changes in project strategy, scope or plan
The ability to communicate a shared vision or goal and obtain buy-in on project teams
The ability to use project management software
The ability to develop a project plan and other communications
For classes that involve Web Development
Knowledge of HTML, CSS, tables, frames, forms, ftp, graphics, web editors, design choices, and color representationFor classes that involve NetworkingAbility to setup and operate a network
Demonstrated ability to design and operate a computer network using routers and various network operating systems
Knowledge of Internet Stack; Data Communication; Transmission; Protocols; TCP; Error Correction and Detection; Encoding and Decoding; RFCs; ICANN
For classes that involve Security
Formulate a business security plan appropriate to stakeholder needs
For classes that involve Operating Systems
Knowledge of Unix Environment; Commands; Unix Shell
Knowledge of Windows Environment; Commands; Experience with installation and maintenance
Knowledge of Unix; Linux; Scripting; Installation and System Administration
Experience with Troubleshooting; Scheduling
For classes that involve Graphics
Knowledge of File formats, layers, cropping, levels, curves, optimization, editorsFor classes that involve HardwareKnowledge of File formats, layers, cropping, levels, curves, optimization, editors