Cooperative Education (COOP)

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COOP 1101  1 credit  
Job Search Techniques  

Students will learn the philosophy and goals of co-operative education. They will also learn to develop effective job search techniques, including preparing effective resumes and cover letter, and practicing interview skills, in order to secure their first co-op placement.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): Declaration of a Co-op specialization

COOP 1150  9 credits  
Co-op Work Semester 1  

Students will integrate academic studies with a full-time, paid work experience in a program related position with an employer organization. Students will apply academic knowledge and acquire more competence through relevant experience in their field of study while completing their first 12- to 16- week work term. The work term will be monitored by Co-op faculty. Students will examine how the application of new skills affects their work and their relationships with others in the organization. They will also assess their interest in and attitude towards their field of study. Notes: 1. This course may be taken part-time over two consecutive semesters and will appear on the transcript as COOP 1150A and COOP 1150B. Successful completion of COOP 1150 requires completion of both courses and will be equivalent to one completed Co-op work term. Students registering in COOP 1150A are committing to register in COOP 1150B in the subsequent term. The same grade will be assigned to both courses regardless of outcome. . 2. Credits for Co-op work term courses may only be used to satisfy graduation requirements for the Co-op option of designated programs. These credits do not contribute to the overall required academic credits. . 3. Students must register for their Co-op work term only at the advisement of the Co-op office. Should a student accept a Co-op position and not follow the normal registration procedure, the Co-op office will proceed with manual registration for that student and Co-op work term course.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): COOP 1101 and declaration of a Co-op specialization

COOP 1150A  4.5 credits  
Co-op Work Semester 1  

Students will integrate academic studies with a full-time, paid work experience in a program related position with an employer organization. Students will apply academic knowledge and acquire more competence through relevant experience in their field of study while completing their first 12- to 16- week work term. The work term will be monitored by Co-op faculty. Students will examine how the application of new skills affects their work and their relationships with others in the organization. They will also assess their interest in and attitude towards their field of study. Notes: 1. This course may be taken part-time over two consecutive semesters and will appear on the transcript as COOP 1150A and COOP 1150B. Successful completion of COOP 1150 requires completion of both courses and will be equivalent to one completed Co-op work term. Students registering in COOP 1150A are committing to register in COOP 1150B in the subsequent term. The same grade will be assigned to both courses regardless of outcome. . 2. Credits for Co-op work term courses may only be used to satisfy graduation requirements for the Co-op option of designated programs. These credits do not contribute to the overall required academic credits. . 3. Students must register for their Co-op work term only at the advisement of the Co-op office. Should a student accept a Co-op position and not follow the normal registration procedure, the Co-op office will proceed with manual registration for that student and Co-op work term course.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): COOP 1101 and declaration of a Co-op specialization

COOP 1150B  4.5 credits  
Co-op Work Semester 1  

Students will integrate academic studies with a full-time, paid work experience in a program related position with an employer organization. Students will apply academic knowledge and acquire more competence through relevant experience in their field of study while completing their first 12- to 16- week work term. The work term will be monitored by Co-op faculty. Students will examine how the application of new skills affects their work and their relationships with others in the organization. They will also assess their interest in and attitude towards their field of study. Notes: 1. This course may be taken part-time over two consecutive semesters and will appear on the transcript as COOP 1150A and COOP 1150B. Successful completion of COOP 1150 requires completion of both courses and will be equivalent to one completed Co-op work term. Students registering in COOP 1150A are committing to register in COOP 1150B in the subsequent term. The same grade will be assigned to both courses regardless of outcome. . 2. Credits for Co-op work term courses may only be used to satisfy graduation requirements for the Co-op option of designated programs. These credits do not contribute to the overall required academic credits. . 3. Students must register for their Co-op work term only at the advisement of the Co-op office. Should a student accept a Co-op position and not follow the normal registration procedure, the Co-op office will proceed with manual registration for that student and Co-op work term course.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): COOP 1101 and declaration of a Co-op specialization

COOP 2150  9 credits  
Co-op Work Semester 2  

Students will integrate academic studies with a full-time, paid work experience in a program related position with an employer organization. Students will apply academic knowledge and acquire more competence through relevant experience in their field of study while completing a second 12- to 16- week work term. The work term will be monitored by Co-op faculty. Students will analyze the significance of the application of new skills in their work and examine their own working relationships as well as those of the organization. They will also further define their interest in and attitude towards their field of study. Notes: 1. This course may be taken part-time over two consecutive semesters and will appear on the transcript as COOP 2150A and COOP 2150B. Successful completion of COOP 2150 requires completion of both courses and will be equivalent to one completed Co-op work term. Students registering in COOP 2150A are committing to register in COOP 2150B in the subsequent term. The same grade will be assigned to both courses regardless of outcome. 2. Credits for Co-op work term courses may only be used to satisfy graduation requirements for the Co-op option of designated programs. These credits do not contribute to the overall required academic credits. 3. Students must register for their Co-op work term only at the advisement of the Co-op office. Should a student accept a Co-op position and not follow the normal registration procedure, the Co-op office will proceed with manual registration for that student and Co-op work term course.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): COOP 1150 and declaration of a Co-op specialization

COOP 2150A  4.5 credits  
Co-op Work Semester 2  

Students will integrate academic studies with a full-time, paid work experience in a program related position with an employer organization. Students will apply academic knowledge and acquire more competence through relevant experience in their field of study while completing a second 12- to 16- week work term. The work term will be monitored by Co-op faculty. Students will analyze the significance of the application of new skills in their work and examine their own working relationships as well as those of the organization. They will also further define their interest in and attitude towards their field of study. Notes: 1. This course may be taken part-time over two consecutive semesters and will appear on the transcript as COOP 2150A and COOP 2150B. Successful completion of COOP 2150 requires completion of both courses and will be equivalent to one completed Co-op work term. Students registering in COOP 2150A are committing to register in COOP 2150B in the subsequent term. The same grade will be assigned to both courses regardless of outcome. 2. Credits for Co-op work term courses may only be used to satisfy graduation requirements for the Co-op option of designated programs. These credits do not contribute to the overall required academic credits. 3. Students must register for their Co-op work term only at the advisement of the Co-op office. Should a student accept a Co-op position and not follow the normal registration procedure, the Co-op office will proceed with manual registration for that student and Co-op work term course.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): COOP 1150 and declaration of a Co-op specialization

COOP 2150B  4.5 credits  
Co-op Work Semester 2  

Students will integrate academic studies with a full-time, paid work experience in a program related position with an employer organization. Students will apply academic knowledge and acquire more competence through relevant experience in their field of study while completing a second 12- to 16- week work term. The work term will be monitored by Co-op faculty. Students will analyze the significance of the application of new skills in their work and examine their own working relationships as well as those of the organization. They will also further define their interest in and attitude towards their field of study. Notes: 1. This course may be taken part-time over two consecutive semesters and will appear on the transcript as COOP 2150A and COOP 2150B. Successful completion of COOP 2150 requires completion of both courses and will be equivalent to one completed Co-op work term. Students registering in COOP 2150A are committing to register in COOP 2150B in the subsequent term. The same grade will be assigned to both courses regardless of outcome. 2. Credits for Co-op work term courses may only be used to satisfy graduation requirements for the Co-op option of designated programs. These credits do not contribute to the overall required academic credits. 3. Students must register for their Co-op work term only at the advisement of the Co-op office. Should a student accept a Co-op position and not follow the normal registration procedure, the Co-op office will proceed with manual registration for that student and Co-op work term course.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): COOP 1150 and declaration of a Co-op specialization

COOP 3150  9 credits  
Co-op Work Semester 3  

Students will integrate academic studies with a full-time, paid work experience in a program related position with an employer organization. Students will apply academic knowledge and acquire more competence through relevant experience in their field of study while completing a third 12- to 16- week work term. The work term will be monitored by Co-op faculty. Students will identify and analyze new skills in relation to their work and develop professional learning goals for the term. Students will further assess their interest in and attitude towards their field of study and prepare a potential career plan for after graduation. Notes: 1. This course may be taken part-time over two consecutive semesters and will appear on the transcript as COOP 3150A and COOP 3150B. Successful completion of COOP 3150 requires completion of both courses and will be equivalent to one completed Co-op work term. Students registering in COOP 3150A are committing to register in COOP 3150B in the subsequent term. The same grade will be assigned to both courses regardless of outcome. 2. Credits for Co-op work term courses may only be used to satisfy graduation requirements for the Co-op option of designated programs. These credits do not contribute to the overall required academic credits. 3. Students must register for their Co-op work term only at the advisement of the Co-op office. Should a student accept a Co-op position and not follow the normal registration procedure, the Co-op office will proceed with manual registration for that student and Co-op work term course.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): COOP 2150 and declaration of a Co-op specialization

COOP 3150A  4.5 credits  
Co-op Work Semester 3  

Students will integrate academic studies with a full-time, paid work experience in a program related position with an employer organization. Students will apply academic knowledge and acquire more competence through relevant experience in their field of study while completing a third 12- to 16- week work term. The work term will be monitored by Co-op faculty. Students will identify and analyze new skills in relation to their work and develop professional learning goals for the term. Students will further assess their interest in and attitude towards their field of study and prepare a potential career plan for after graduation. Notes: 1. This course may be taken part-time over two consecutive semesters and will appear on the transcript as COOP 3150A and COOP 3150B. Successful completion of COOP 3150 requires completion of both courses and will be equivalent to one completed Co-op work term. Students registering in COOP 3150A are committing to register in COOP 3150B in the subsequent term. The same grade will be assigned to both courses regardless of outcome. 2. Credits for Co-op work term courses may only be used to satisfy graduation requirements for the Co-op option of designated programs. These credits do not contribute to the overall required academic credits. 3. Students must register for their Co-op work term only at the advisement of the Co-op office. Should a student accept a Co-op position and not follow the normal registration procedure, the Co-op office will proceed with manual registration for that student and Co-op work term course.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): COOP 2150 and declaration of a Co-op specialization

COOP 3150B  4.5 credits  
Co-op Work Semester 3  

Students will integrate academic studies with a full-time, paid work experience in a program related position with an employer organization. Students will apply academic knowledge and acquire more competence through relevant experience in their field of study while completing a third 12- to 16- week work term. The work term will be monitored by Co-op faculty. Students will identify and analyze new skills in relation to their work and develop professional learning goals for the term. Students will further assess their interest in and attitude towards their field of study and prepare a potential career plan for after graduation. Notes: 1. This course may be taken part-time over two consecutive semesters and will appear on the transcript as COOP 3150A and COOP 3150B. Successful completion of COOP 3150 requires completion of both courses and will be equivalent to one completed Co-op work term. Students registering in COOP 3150A are committing to register in COOP 3150B in the subsequent term. The same grade will be assigned to both courses regardless of outcome. 2. Credits for Co-op work term courses may only be used to satisfy graduation requirements for the Co-op option of designated programs. These credits do not contribute to the overall required academic credits. 3. Students must register for their Co-op work term only at the advisement of the Co-op office. Should a student accept a Co-op position and not follow the normal registration procedure, the Co-op office will proceed with manual registration for that student and Co-op work term course.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): COOP 2150 and declaration of a Co-op specialization

COOP 4150  9 credits  
Co-op Work Semester 4  

Students will integrate academic studies with a full-time, paid work experience in a program related position with an employer organization. Students will apply academic knowledge and acquire more competence through relevant experience in their field of study while completing a fourth 12- to 16- week work term. The work term will be monitored by Co-op faculty. Students will identify and analyze new skills in relation to their work and develop professional learning goals for the term. Students will further assess their interest in and attitude towards their field of study and review and confirm their career plan for after graduation. Notes: 1. This course may be taken part-time over two consecutive semesters and will appear on the transcript as COOP 4150A and COOP 4150B. Successful completion of COOP 4150 requires completion of both courses and will be equivalent to one completed Co-op work term. Students registering in COOP 4150A are committing to register in COOP 4150B in the subsequent term. The same grade will be assigned to both courses regardless of outcome. 2. Credits for Co-op work term courses may only be used to satisfy graduation requirements for the Co-op option of designated programs. These credits do not contribute to the overall required academic credits. 3. Students must register for their Co-op work term only at the advisement of the Co-op office. Should a student accept a Co-op position and not follow the normal registration procedure, the Co-op office will proceed with manual registration for that student and Co-op work term course.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): COOP 3150 and declaration of a Co-op specialization

COOP 4150A  4.5 credits  
Co-op Work Semester 4  

Students will integrate academic studies with a full-time, paid work experience in a program related position with an employer organization. Students will apply academic knowledge and acquire more competence through relevant experience in their field of study while completing a fourth 12- to 16- week work term. The work term will be monitored by Co-op faculty. Students will identify and analyze new skills in relation to their work and develop professional learning goals for the term. Students will further assess their interest in and attitude towards their field of study and review and confirm their career plan for after graduation. Notes: 1. This course may be taken part-time over two consecutive semesters and will appear on the transcript as COOP 4150A and COOP 4150B. Successful completion of COOP 4150 requires completion of both courses and will be equivalent to one completed Co-op work term. Students registering in COOP 4150A are committing to register in COOP 4150B in the subsequent term. The same grade will be assigned to both courses regardless of outcome. 2. Credits for Co-op work term courses may only be used to satisfy graduation requirements for the Co-op option of designated programs. These credits do not contribute to the overall required academic credits. 3. Students must register for their Co-op work term only at the advisement of the Co-op office. Should a student accept a Co-op position and not follow the normal registration procedure, the Co-op office will proceed with manual registration for that student and Co-op work term course.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): COOP 3150 and declaration of a Co-op specialization

COOP 4150B  4.5 credits  
Co-op Work Semester 4  

Students will integrate academic studies with a full-time, paid work experience in a program related position with an employer organization. Students will apply academic knowledge and acquire more competence through relevant experience in their field of study while completing a fourth 12- to 16- week work term. The work term will be monitored by Co-op faculty. Students will identify and analyze new skills in relation to their work and develop professional learning goals for the term. Students will further assess their interest in and attitude towards their field of study and review and confirm their career plan for after graduation. Notes: 1. This course may be taken part-time over two consecutive semesters and will appear on the transcript as COOP 4150A and COOP 4150B. Successful completion of COOP 4150 requires completion of both courses and will be equivalent to one completed Co-op work term. Students registering in COOP 4150A are committing to register in COOP 4150B in the subsequent term. The same grade will be assigned to both courses regardless of outcome. 2. Credits for Co-op work term courses may only be used to satisfy graduation requirements for the Co-op option of designated programs. These credits do not contribute to the overall required academic credits. 3. Students must register for their Co-op work term only at the advisement of the Co-op office. Should a student accept a Co-op position and not follow the normal registration procedure, the Co-op office will proceed with manual registration for that student and Co-op work term course.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): COOP 3150 and declaration of a Co-op specialization

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