Course

Co-operative Education

Faculty
Business Development
Department
Co-operative Education
Course Code
COOP 1100
Credits
9.00
Semester Length
12 – 16 weeks
Max Class Size
N/A
Method(s) Of Instruction
Co-op
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
This Co-operative (Co-op) Education course enables students to apply and develop knowledge and skills on the job. Over the duration of the paid Work Term, students, with the support of a Faculty Advisor, use, enhance and add to their transferable career skills and program specific skills. They set learning objectives for their work experience and complete a Work Term report, project or deliver a presentation. COOP 1100 is the first Co-op course which, students who are registered in a two-year approved program, must successfully complete to receive a Co-operative Education designation on their credential. COOP 1100 is the first of three required Co-op courses which, students who are registered in an approved four-year program, must successfully complete to receive a designation on their credential.
Course Content

1. Career Management & Skills Training:

1.1 Deconstruct job postings;
1.2 Write targeted job applications including; cover letters and resumes to College and industry standards;
1.3 Research potential Work Term employers;
1.4 Attend mock interviews, receive and apply feedback;
1.5 Attend networking and employer events; and
1.6 Complete a job interview successfully.

2. Goal Setting:

2.1 Set specific, measurable and realistic Work Term goals for learning objectives;
2.2 Re-evaluate as situation requires;
2.3 Analyze success through self-assessment which is communicated to Faculty Advisor verbally and in writing.

3. Employability Skills:

3.1 Communicate effectively with co-workers, employer clients/customers, supervisors, and College Co-op/Career Centre staff;
3.2 Work effectively as a team member, including resolving conflict;
3.3 Use critical/creative thinking in decision making and problem solving;
3.4 Embrace new learning opportunities and challenges;
3.5 Represent self, the College, and the employer professionally and ethically;
3.6 Develop personal management skills related to time, organization, and stress;
3.7 Accept constructive criticism as a vehicle to learning.

4. Program Specific Skills:

4.1 Apply learned academic knowledge and skills in the work environment.

5. Work Term Report, Project or Presentation:

5.1 Choose a topic related to student's specific program and Work Term or defined by the employer.
5.2 Examples include; formal written report, formal presentation, handbook, procedures manual, research paper and users' manual.
5.3 Prepare project to industry and College standards; and
5.4 Format to satisfy needs of employer and/or Faculty Advisor.

 

Learning Activities

Independent learning through a program-related Work Term with support given by a Faculty Advisor and workplace supervisor.

Means of Assessment

Assessment will be in accordance with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy. Students will be assigned a grade of MASTERY when ALL of the following are achieved:

1. Career skills training documentation and job interview result in a Work Term.
2. Work Term learning objectives are defined and fulfilled.
3. Work Term report, project or presentation is completed based on given criteria.
4. Employer's evaluation is satisfactory based on given criteria.
5. Faculty Advisor's evaluation is satisfactory based on given criteria.

 

 

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the successful student should be able to:

1. Apply career management employment search skills to obtain a Work Term in related field of study;
2. Set, re-evaluate, and achieve realistic, measurable learning objectives;
3. Adapt transferable employability skills effectively;
4. Follow program specific skills effectively;
5. Prepare a Work Term report, project, or presentation to meet college and employer standards.

 

 

Textbook Materials

N/A

Requisites

Prerequisites

Co-op Application, completing 27 credits and currently registered in a minimum of 9 credits, all completed Co-op Prep workshops and appointments, Co-op Coordinator permission, and cumulative GPA of 2.33, or permission by the Dean.

The program of study must be the same throughout the Co-op term(s).

 

 

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

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

These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca

Institution Transfer Details for COOP 1100
Simon Fraser University (SFU) No credit
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU COOP 1050 (3)
Trinity Western University (TWU) No credit
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) No credit
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) No credit
University of Victoria (UVIC) No credit

Course Offerings

Winter 2023

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Status
CRN
12026
Start Date
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End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Johnston
Instructor First Name
Lianne
Course Status
Open
Section Notes

COOP 1100 080 is restricted to students approved by the Co-Op department.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
50
Actual Seats Count
11
39
Actual Wait Count
0
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None
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Instructor
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CRN
16751
Start Date
-
End Date
Start Date
End Date
Instructor Last Name
Johnston
Instructor First Name
Lianne
Course Status
Open
Section Notes

COOP 1100 081 is restricted to students approved by the Co-Op department.

This is an Online Course

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
50
Actual Seats Count
2
48
Actual Wait Count
0
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Online
Room
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