BTW799 Course Outline

Course Code: BTW799
Course Name: Work Term
Offered Date: Fall - 2017 | Other versions
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Course Description:
Co-op education is meant to provide learners with the opportunity to integrate academic learning with relevant work experience.  It reinforces academic learning by placing the student in a "learn by doing" mode in a genuine business setting, and provides true context for all professional and liberal studies.  The work experience allows for the demonstration of communication skills and the application of technical knowledge related to the course of study.  The learner will gain an understanding of the different roles within an organization and the various management functions.
Credit Status: 1 credit in the Bachelor of Informatics & Security and the Bachelor of Software Development program
Prerequisite: CPP600
Mode of Instruction: Experiential Learning
Learning Outcomes:
  • Initiate acquisition of new skills through the study of learned resources to become proficient in the technical environment
  • Apply time management skills to meet assigned deadlines
  • Maintain a log journal to record progress on work term learning contract
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal and team building skills
  • Conduct demonstrations and presentations as required by management
  • Conduct an informational interview with a professional in the field
  • Appraise the structure of the organization and its established practices
  • Demonstrate fulfillment of additional requirements identified in collaboration with the employer
Topic Outline:
Prescribed Text(s):
  • None
Reference Material:
  • None
  • None
Promotion Policy:
  • Achieve a successful evaluation by the employer
  • Successfully complete the work term learning contract and log journals

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.


Learning contract and log journals  50%
Employer appraisal 30%
Coop coordinator assessment 20%
Approved By:
Mary-Lynn Manton
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 and 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.
Accomodation 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.

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