Work Ethics Online
The Atlanta Technical College & Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) instructs and evaluates students on work ethics in all programs of study. Ten work ethics traits have been identified and defined as essential for student success: appearance, attendance, attitude, character, communication, cooperation, organizational skills, productivity, respect, and teamwork.
The definitions for these traits have been integrated into the program standards of each program curriculum thereby allowing each program to make work ethics a relevant and meaningful part of the program curriculum. The traits are assessed before the student graduates from the program.
Work ethics grades (3,2,1,0) are earned in each completed credit hour course and are included on the student’s permanent record and transcript.
|Appearance||Displays appropriate dress, grooming, and hygiene.|
|Attendance||Attends class; arrives/leaves on time; notifies instructor in advance of planned absences.|
|Attitude||Demonstrates a positive outlook; demonstrates mannerly behavior; follows chain of command.|
|Character||Displays loyalty, honesty, trustworthiness, dependability, reliability, initiative, self-discipline, and self-responsibility.|
|Communication||Displays appropriate nonverbal, verbal, and written skills.|
|Cooperation||Handles criticism, conflicts, and complaints appropriately; works well with others.|
|Organizational Skills||Prioritizes and manages time and resources effectively; demonstrates flexibility in handling change; follows directions and procedures for the work environment.|
|Productivity||Completes tasks assigned efficiently, effectively, and timely; demonstrates problem-solving capabilities.|
|Respect||Tolerates other points of view; acknowledges and appreciates rights of others; has regard for diversity.|
|Teamwork||Works collaboratively with others toward a common goal in a respectful and cooperative manner; participates appropriately as a team member.|