Work Ethics

Work Ethics

The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) instructs and tests students on their work ethic in all courses. Ten work ethic traits have been defined as needed for student success, and are listed below. Georgia Piedmont Technical College instructs students on work ethic traits, and evaluates the students work ethics skills. All students are expected to use proper work ethic at the college.

Instructors assess students on the following work ethic traits in and out of the classroom:

  1. Appearance: Displays proper dress, grooming, hygiene, and manners.
  2. Attendance: Attends class, arrives and leaves on time, tells instructor in advance of planned absences, and makes up assignment promptly.
  3. Attitude: Shows a positive attitude, appears confident and has true hopes of self.
  4. Character: Displays loyalty, honesty, dependability, reliability, initiative, and self-control.
  5. Communication: Displays proper verbal and non-verbal skills and listens.
  6. Cooperation: Displays leadership skills; properly handles criticism, conflicts, and stress; maintains proper relationships with peers and follows chain of command.
  7. Organizational Skill: Shows skills in management, prioritizing, and dealing with change.
  8. Productivity: Follows safety practices, conserves resources, and follows instructions.
  9. Respect: Deals properly with diversity, shows understanding and tolerance.
  10. Teamwork: Respects rights of others, is a team worker, is helpful, is confident, displays a customer service attitude, and seeks continuous learning.

GPTC strives to ensure a strong culture of work ethic that is the focus for both staff and students. The promotion of proper classroom and on-the-job conduct is the duty of all. Courses reinforce the work ethics traits through discussion, modeling of conduct, and in homework. Instructors continually include the work ethics traits informally throughout the program courses. Work ethics is stressed formally in courses listed below. A work ethic grade of Pass (2) or Fail (0) will appear on student’s transcript.

The following courses teach work ethics as part of the programs:
School of Business & Computer Information Systems

Financial Accounting I (ACCT 1100)

Bank Business and Information Systems
(BAFN 1105)

Desktop Publishing & Presentation Applications (BUSN 1430)

Applied Office Procedures (BUSN 2210)

Legal Administrative Procedures (BUSN 2220)

Computer Concepts
(CIST 1001)

Introduction to Health Information Technology
(HIMT 1100)

Supervision and Leadership in the Hospitality Industry
(HRTM 1220)

Principles of Management (MGMT 1100)

Principles of Marketing
(MKTG 1100)

Marketing Internship/Practicum (MKTG 2290)

Transit Industry Fundamentals (TRST 1000)




School of Public Safety and Legal Studies

Ethics and Cultural Perspectives for Criminal Justice
(CRJU 1400)

Introduction to Criminal Justice for Basic Law Enforcement
(LETA 1032)

Introduction to the EMT Profession (EMSP 1110)

Clinical and Practical Applications for the AEMT
(EMSP 1540)

Foundations of Paramedicine (EMSP 2110)

Basic Firefighter – Emergency Services Fundamentals (FRSC 1020)

Introduction to Law and Ethics (PARA 1100)

Case Preparation and Courtroom Testimony
(FOSC 2150)



School of Industrial Technology

Refrigeration Fundamentals (AIRC 1005)

HVACR Electrical Fundamentals (AIRC 1030)

Automotive Technology Introduction (AUTT 1010)

Motorcycle Maintenance (MCST 1110)

Introduction to Green Building
(GRBT 1001)

Introduction to Diesel Technology, Tools, and Safety (DIET 1000)

Introduction to Welding Technology (WELD 1000)

Soldering Technology (ELCR 1005)

Introduction to Engineering Technology (ENGT 1000)

Networking Systems II
(ECET 2210)

Transit Industry Fundamentals (TRST 1000)

DC Circuit Analysis
(IDSY 1101)




School of Health and Professional Services

Science: Sterilization, Sanitation, and Bacteriology (BARB 1100)

Patient Care Fundamentals (NAST 1150)

Salon Management
(COSM 1120)

Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Technology (CLBT 1010)

Medical Office Procedures
(MAST 1060)


Introduction to Venipuncture (PHLT 1030)

Nursing Fundamentals (PNSG 2030)

Nursing Leadership (PNSG 2410)


School of Education and New Media

Practicum/Internship (DMPT 2905)

Exit Review (DMPT 2930)

Early Childhood Care and Education Practicum
(ECCE 1121)

Early Childhood Care and Education Internship
(ECCE 2240)

CAD Fundamentals
(DFTG 1101)

(These tables are subject to change, 3/13/2017)
Three primary results of the work ethics program make it a winning proposition for all concerned. The results are:

  • Students begin employment with positive work ethic skills, which will enhance their value as employees.
  • Instructors develop more motivated and attentive students.
  • Employers acquire employees with desirable work habits. 


Rev. 6/1/17