For more information contact:
Ed Raskin: 818.364.7700
Cooperative Education Student Learning Objectives
- Formulate job-oriented learning objectives that incorporate new learning or expanded responsibilities and meet SMART characteristics: Specific, Measurable, Actlon-onented, Realistic and Time based.
- Assess to what extent you achieved each job-oriented learning objective as established on the "Cooperative Work Experience Education Agreement" form.
- Demonstrate workplace competencies that are above-average or higher.
Cooperative Education/Work Experience courses require good reading & writing skills and ability to understand & follow written instructions. It Is recommended that students be eligible for English 28 or higher before
enrolling in any Coop Education courses.
Coop Ed/Work Experience students must have a workmg emall address that will-receive emails with Microsoft Word file attachments and Microsoft Word to complete assignments.
It is the responsibility of the student to drop their class.
COOPERATIVE EDUCATION TRANSFERABILITY:
Coop Ed units are transferable by articulation to CSU campuses as elective units, in your major when the College offers your major. Most four-year colleges and universities offer Coop Ed and accept Pierce College units for transfer. University of California schools accept Coop Ed on a case-by-case basis. Check with the school you intend to transfer to for details. The major listed on your college records at registration must agree with your Coop Ed SUbject and your job objectives.
You must be employed to earn credit for Coop Ed/Work Experience. It may be paid or unpaid work with a profit or non-profit organization; you may be employed in an internship, as a volunteer, or in a fieldwork program. If you become unemployed and there is no immediate prospect of employment & you haven't completed the hours required for Coop Ed credit -> DROP THE COURSE !!!
Discuss the Coop Ed/Work Experience program with your worksite supervisor to be certain they are willing to participate.
If self-employed, you must designate a supervisor for your Coop Ed Evaluation process. Contact the Director if you have any questions about this process.
Students shall be enrolled in at least one additional course in a U.S. regionally accredited institution during regular (fall/spring) semesters.
In addition to the above requirement, students shall:
- Develop at least three (3) on-the-job learning objectives in consultation with the Cooperative Education Coordinator/Instructor and workplace supervisor.
- Submit validated hours that meet the unit value of cooperative education course
- Submit a self-evaluation along with documentation of work demonstrating accomplishment of learning objectives.
- Attend scheduled classes and make progress in both his/her related classes and work experience.
- Keep the Cooperative Education Coordinator/Instructor informed of any problems or changes that affeofhis/her college study and/or job training program.
CHANGE OF JOB OR SUPERVISOR, TERMINATION, DISABILITY OR ILLNESS LEAVE, OR LAYOFF: Notify Coop Ed Office, immediately and complete change form.
Report any change of ADDREss or Phone Number to the Coop Ed Office immediately and fill out a change of information Form.
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE EDUCATION AGREEMENT (CONTRACT):
The AGREEMENT is a signed document binding your employer, you, and College.
*** Without an agreement, we cannot visit your employer nor give you credit for Cooperative Education ***