Work Ethics Program

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.

Work Ethics Traits

Trait Definition
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.

Explanation Of Work Ethics Grades

  • 3= Exceeds Expectations: Work Ethics performance is exemplary. Student has consistently demonstrated characteristics that will stand out in the work environment.
  • 2=Meets Expectations: All work ethics standards are met. The quality of student’s work ethics performance is that of a good employee in the normal work environment.
  • 1=Needs Improvement: Some standards were not met. Additional training in employability skills is recommended.
  • 0=Unacceptable: Work ethics performance was below average. Additional training in employability skills is a must if the student is to survive in the work environment.