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Catalog 2012-2013 
Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Labor Studies

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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Statewide Program

General Education - 21-23 Credits

General Education Electives:

(Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses . One 3- credit General Education course must be a Diversity course.)

  • Arts and Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credits.
  • Biological and Physical Sciences 3-4 Credits.
  • Mathematics 3-4 Credits.

Total Electives - 9 Credits

Total Credits Required for Degree: 60-62*

*A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101  course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101  during your first semester at CCBC, thereby increasing the number of credits required for the degree to 61-63 credits. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:

  1. investigate, process and present a grievance;
  2. prepare for and carry out collective bargaining sessions to completion;
  3. evaluate the history of workers in the United States, with particular attention to the movement of organized labor;
  4. investigate all areas of employment law, including the National Labor Relations Act, covering organized workers and the various other laws that cover wages, benefits and treatment in the workplace;
  5. appreciate various areas of workers’ culture, like movies and literature; and
  6. evaluate in general terms the impact of diversity and globalization of the contemporary workplace.

Program Description:

Recent labor disputes have created the realization that the study of organized labor and of the lives of working people are of critical importance. The demand for a highly skilled workforce broadens this field of study, especially as the workforce becomes more diversified. The challenges faced by these workers require a special field of inquiry, covering union practices, management initiatives, and government policies.

The Labor Studies program offers a unique opportunity for union leaders and staff, for union members, and for the unorganized worker, to gain the necessary skills and understanding of the workplace so they can meet the challenges of the new millennium.

The A.A.S. degree program is articulated with The National Labor College in Silver Spring, Maryland, where students can complete a bachelor’s degree in Labor Studies and through the National Labor College with the University of Massachusetts, where a student may complete a master’s degree in Labor Studies.

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