BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

EMSK-045 - Math in the Workplace -

EMSK-045 - Math in the Workplace -

Course Details
Numeracy skills are essential in the work place. This course will enhance the learners ability to use and understand numbers by developing the following skills: basic math, budgeting, calculations, measurement, handling money, banking, and creating schedules.
Part of the:
  • ACADEMIC/CAREER PREPARATION Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Employment Skills Access Certificate - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Bachelors or Masters Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per week
    Contact Hours: 35
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final30 - 50%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • perform calculations that require addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of real numbers;
  • create and balance budgets based on their knowledge of personal finances and credit control;
  • perform measurement conversions (e.g. inches to centimetres, millilitres to litres);
  • take simple measurements (eg: length, weight, temperature);
  • create and monitor schedules (eg: staffing, project schedules);

  • demonstrate an ability to receive cash payments and make change;
  • compare similar products with differing cost structures to determine the best value; and
  • estimate the time required to complete specific tasks.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Consortium for Foundation Mathematics. Mathematics in Action. Current Edition. Addison-Wesley.
  • Rhonda Hopkins, Robin King-Stonefish. An Anishnaabe Look at Exploring Measurement. Current Edition. Owen Sound, Ontario. Ningwakwe Learning Press.
  • Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/workplaceskills/essential_skills/numeracy_self_assessment.shtml. HRSDC.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca.
    Other Information: