Fall Semester 2020 Catalog

Work Ethics

The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and Augusta Technical College instructs and evaluates students on their work ethic in all programs of study. Ten work ethic traits have been identified and defined as essential for student success. These traits are as identified:

  • 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; acknowledge 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.

A semester work ethic grade (3, 2, 1, or 0) for all non-developmental occupational courses completed is issued to students and placed in the student's permanent academic record. The assignment of a work ethic grade in developmental and general education courses is optional. The work ethics grade will not affect the academic grade point average (GPA) of a student. The work ethics grade will be printed on the transcript.