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Co-operative Education IV

Course Code: COOP 4500
Faculty: Student and Enrolment Services
Department: Co-operative Education
Credits: 9.0
Semester: 14 - 15 weeks at approximately 35 hours per week
Learning Format: Practicum
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This co-operative education course is designed for BBA students to meet their work experience degree exit requirement. Coop 4500 can be used as a substitute for BUSN 4500 in the BBA Program. Coop 4500 will enable students to complete their work experience required for the Bachelor of Business Administration. Students will demonstrate how classroom learning experiences are reflected in the workplace. Students will demonstrate the connection between classroom and practical experience through the completion of a learning portfolio produced to reflect knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom as well as in the workplace. Students also will prepare and present an oral report that will demonstrate the type of experience acquired/practised on the job, a full description of all tasks completed, and the organizational and interpersonal skills utilized in the workplace. A student who successfully completes Coop 1100 plus one of Coop 1200, 2300, 2400 or 3500 plus this course, Coop 4500, is eligible for a Co-operative Education designation on her/his transcript for her/his degree.

Course Content

  1. Use job search skills to find a suitable paid position which relates to the program.
  2. Prepare a learning portfolio which reflects the following:
    • A sample of course work and assignments completed during the program
    • Skills and knowledge acquired in the classroom
    • A connection between classroom and practical work experience
    • A collection of experiences acquired and practised on the job
    • An analysis of organizational and interpersonal skills utilized during the work experience
  3. Preparation and presentation of an oral report explaining how learning experiences are reflected in the workplace, a full description of all tasks completed, and organizational and interpersonal skills utilized in the workplace.

Methods of Instruction

The BBA degree coordinator will monitor students in the completion of their portfolios and make contact with their employers as deemed necessary to ensure the successful completion of the assigned work experience.  Individual presentations will be conducted in the classroom at the completion of the work experience.

Means of Assessment

Mastery

Learning Outcomes

The learner has demonstrated the ability to

  1. Find a suitable placement in an organization which relates to his/her program;
  2. Explain how learning experiences are reflected in the workplace;
  3. Develop knowledge and skills specific to his/her career path;
  4. Describe the connection between classroom and practical experience; and
  5. Present an oral report that will demonstrate the type of experience acquired and practised on the job.

course prerequisites

90 CREDITS towards BBA                                         

Course is designed for students in their 4th year of the BBA Degree Program

Approval of BBA Coordinator

curriculum 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 schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.

assessments

If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.