Professional Skills and Career Resources

Professional Skills

Treasure Coast Technical College knows to be successful in the world of work, graduates must possess both strong occupational skills and good professional skills.

TCTC is committed to incorporating these professional skills. The following are ten areas of professional skills' traits and performance standards that all students are expected to exhibit in classrooms and laboratories.

  • Attendance - Attends class, arrives/leaves on time; notifies instructor in advance of absences, is prepared for class by reading assignments and completing homework, contribute to class discussion and involvement in lab activities (in other words, no sleeping or daydreaming), begin and end work as expected, use work time appropriately.
  • Character- Displays loyalty, honesty, trustworthiness, dependability, reliability, initiative, self-discipline, and self-responsibility; displays a high level of effort and commitment to performing and completing work.
  • Teamwork - Respects the rights of others; respects confidentiality; is a team worker; is cooperative; is assertive; displays a customer service attitude; seeks opportunities for continuous learning; demonstrates mannerly behavior; encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit.
  • Appearance - Displays appropriate dress, grooming, hygiene, and etiquette; wears clothing suitable to the job, task and environment; wears full regulation uniform, if required by program.
  • Attitude - Displays a willingness to cooperate and accept constructive criticism; sets realistic expectations; approaches assignments with interest.
  • Productivity - Follows safety practices; conserves and maintains equipment and supplies; keeps work area neat and clean; follows directions and procedures; makes up assignments and tests punctually; notifies proper authorities of situations presenting potential safety hazards; does not use or knowingly permits others to use tools and equipment improperly; stays on task and utilizes time constructively.
  • Organization - Manifests skill in prioritizing and management of time and stress; demonstrates flexibility in adapting to changes.
  • Communication - Communicates accurate information to others in a professional and courteous manner; displays appropriate nonverbal (eye contact, body language) and oral (listening, telephone etiquette, grammar) skills; asks pertinent questions; listens attentively to others.
  • Leadership - Displays leadership skills; appropriately handles criticism; conflicts, and complaints; demonstrates problem-solving and decision-making capacity; maintains appropriate relationships with supervisors and peers; follows chain of command; conveys a willingness to assist others; demonstrate concern for treating people fairly and equitably.
  • Respect - Deals appropriately with cultural/racial diversity; does not engage in harassment of any kind; treats instructors, staff, and fellow students with respect, courtesy, and tact

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