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Cooperative Education

Why take courses in Cooperative Education?

Cooperative Education is a planned learning experience, for which credits are earned, that integrates classroom theory and learning experiences at the workplace. This experience enables students to apply and refine the knowledge and skills acquired in a related course.

Students are generally out in the workplace for a half day (morning or afternoon) for a semester. The tasks preformed at the work site relate to a course that is either being taken presently or in a previous semester.

Critical Areas of Learning

Students will participate in a pre-placement orientation where they will discuss resume writing, interview skills, health and safety before they are placed on a work site. 

What are the Entrance Requirements?

  • Must be a mimimum of 14 years of age, 16 years for military coop
  • Students must make transportation arrangements to and from the work station
  • Must complete an application form prior to being considered for the program
  • Must be enrolled in a course or completed a course related to the job placement
  • Must display a positive attitude towards the school and the potential program