CWT650 - Work Term

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Subject Title
Work Term

Subject Description

The Co-op work term is 4 months in length and is a paid or unpaid work experience whereby a student is employed in a job directly related to the program outcomes of the degree. The work term is based on an approval from the faculty supervisor in charge of placements and co-ops. It provides the student with the opportunity to practice in his/her chosen field. A faculty supervisor helps the student prepare for, select, and contract an approved co-op opportunity. The faculty supervisor provides support for the learning experience throughout the student?s time in placement.

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

  1. Integrate classroom theory with workplace practice.
  1. Develop and adhere to a learning plan.
  1. Demonstrate professional conduct.
  1. Plan, implement, and evaluate a variety of resources.
  1. Adhere to organizational systems (roles, responsibilities, policies, and procedures).
  1. Design work term goals, and evaluate scope of meeting those goals.
  1. Use journaling as a tool for developing self-awareness.
  1. Evaluate professional practice.
  1. Demonstrate the ability to be an effective team member.
  1. Demonstrate belief in sensitivity towards individuals and cultural and social diversity.
  1. Organize and display evidence of learning through electronic media.

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 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

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.


Mode of Instruction
Direct field experience

Prescribed Texts
No text required

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 ( 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.  An online discussion board will be used to give students a forum for sharing information with peers and problem solving, and to keep track of their time. Students will be required to post at least one challenge they are facing, plus at least one innovation they have designed. The faculty will moderate the discussion board. When applicable, the Professor will perform a midterm site-visit to assess the employee/employer relationship, workload, working conditions, and to receive/provide feedback and support.
  1. Students will maintain a weekly journal of tasks completed on the job and details of the work experience. The journal will form the basis of the final report to be submitted upon completion of the work term.
  1. Students will complete an end-of-term self-assessment using an online form.
  1. Employers will complete an end-of-term employment supervisor evaluation and submit it to the faculty supervisor.
It is the students’ responsibility to keep copies of materials (assignments, etc.) used for evaluative purposes.

In cases of cheating or plagiarism, the College Academic Policy will prevail. Please ensure that all assignments and reports are properly documented. Students are referred to the following web site for the Seneca College Library APA Style Guides, Academic Honesty Policy and Copyright guidelines:

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

Approved by: Sandra Noble