Customer Services Basics

Applied Community Studies
Customer Service & Cashier Training
Course Code
CSCT 0120
Semester Length
Max Class Size
Method Of Instruction
Typically Offered
To be determined


Course Description
This course is designed to help students identify the essential elements of good customer service skills for the retail industry. Course work will emphasize the importance of portraying a professional image, developing good communication skills and listening techniques. Students will learn effective strategies when dealing with customer complaints and telephone courtesy.
Course Content
  • the essential elements of good customer service skills
  • developing customer courtesy, including verbal communication and listening skills
  • using effective strategies to handle customer complaints
  • examining current trends in retail policies and professional representation
  • using professional courtesy when using the telephone


Methods Of Instruction
  • Instructor presentation
  • Class discussion
  • Roleplays
  • Guest speakers
  • Written assignments
  • Workshop (TOP START customer service)
Means of Assessment

A mastery model of on-going evaluation will be used.  A student will have completed the course when he/she has demonstrated through satisfactory completion of exercises and assignments that the course objectives have been achieved.  Where formal tests are used mastery will be defined as a score of 80% or more.

Progress will be monitored on a regular basis by the instructor in consultation with each student.  The student will be expected to maintain regular attendance and progress, actively participate in all lab instructed activities, and completes all assignments as directed

Learning Outcomes
  1. To learn and practice appropriate customer service skills
  2. To develop good communication and listening skills when dealing with customers
  3. To learn effective methods when dealing with customer complaints
  4. To learn the importance of image and how it applies to the work site
  5. To develop essential telephone skills for the retail setting



Acceptance into CSCT Program



No equivalent courses.

Requisite for

This course is not required for any other course.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.

Course Offerings

Summer 2021

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.