CPP700 - Co-op Integration and Career Planning

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Subject Title
Co-op Integration and Career Planning

Subject Description
The integration of classroom activities with work term experience is vital for the complete and successful learning and understanding of co-op work placement experiences. Structured integration and reflective learning with peers provides the opportunity to evaluate work experience into a broader context. Guest speakers from the industry will give students further employment exposure and an opportunity to network.

Credit Status
One Credit

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

1. Assess and evaluate the co-op work experience in terms of relevant skills and career goals achieved.

2. Summarize the co-op placement experience through a formal presentation.

3. Develop a company profile which includes relevant history of the company.

4. Create a current career portfolio to prepare for graduate job interviews that includes a resume, cover letter, follow-up letter, reference list, and a checklist for interview preparation.

5. Develop a career plan.

6. Apply co-op experience to devise career search techniques.

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.

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.

CWT 650 - Co-op Work Term

CPP 600 - Co-op Professional Practice

Topic Outline

  1. Guided Discussion – Workplace Experiences/Challenges
  2. Work Experience Case Studies - group problem solving
  3. Work Experience Analysis
    • Detailed job description and accomplishments
    • Identification of skills development
    • Work environment preferences
    • Clarification of personal and career goals
    • Learning objectives
  4. Company Portfolio
  5. Co-op Placement Presentations
  6. Career Portfolios – Resume development, Work Samples
  7. Updating the Career Plans & Goals
  8. Strategies for Full-time Job Search

Mode of Instruction

  1. Collaborative Discussions
  2. Case Studies
  3. Guided Design
  4. Cooperative learning

Prescribed Texts
On-line resources and web sites to be determined upon start of course

Reference Material

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Please note specifically 12.1 Promotion by Semester Subject:
For degree programs, the minimum requirement for promotion is an average of C+ (2.5) in subjects in the main field of study (professional subjects), and an average of C (2.0) in all other subjects.

Modes of Evaluation

  1. 20% - Company Portfolio
  2. 20% - Presentation
  3. 05% - Work Term Report
  4. 30% - Career Portfolio
  5. 25% - Final Evaluation

Please Note:       It is the students’ responsibility to keep copies of materials (assignments, etc.) used for evaluative purposes.

As a student at Seneca College, you are expected to read the College Academic Policy, College Student Handbook.

To pass this subject, students must achieve the learning outcomes of the subject. This is demonstrated by the student's successful completion of the term work and final exam/evaluations.  The student must pass both the term work and final exam/evaluations to pass the subject. If the student does not pass the term work, the student may not be permitted to write the final exam where applicable. If the student passes the term work, but fails the final examination, the student may be awarded a Supplemental Grade at the discretion of the Promotion Committee.

Assignments are due at the beginning of the class on the dates specified. Should extenuating circumstances arise, please contact your Instructor immediately, prior to when your assignment is due, so an appropriate course of action can be established. Late assignments are subject to grade penalties and will not be accepted beyond two weeks after the assignments due date.

Students unable to complete any formal evaluations without sufficient documented reason, will be given a grade of zero for the missed assessment(s)


Absence during scheduled tests and presentations require a medical note. Failure to meet these requirements will result in an "F" grade .Students are required to notify the professor before the scheduled test or presentation if they are unable to attend.

Approved by: Sandra Noble