CPP100 - Co-op Professional Theory

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Subject Title
Co-op Professional Theory

Subject Description
Co-operative (co-op) education is meant to provide students with the opportunity to integrate academic learning with relevant work experience. It also provides the opportunity for students to learn more about themselves and their chosen field of study.

The purpose of co-op education is to enable students to make a smooth transition from the academic setting to a work environment.

Credit Status
One credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Identify personal career goals and set appropriate learning objectives.
  2. Identify their skills and explain why a co-op employer should hire them.
  3. Identify the skills, knowledge and experience required for a variety of jobs in their chosen field.
  4. Research appropriate employer information from a variety of sources.
  5. Apply a variety of job search techniques to find employment.
  6. Prepare a professional resume and cover letter and use them as marketing tools in their job search.
  7. Apply job interview techniques in order to present themselves in a confident and professional manner.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.