CPP600 Course Outline

Course Code: CPP600
Course Name: Co-op Professional Practice
Offered Date: Winter - 2018 | Other versions
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Course Description:
Co-operative (co-op) education is meant to provide learners with the opportunity to integrate academic learning with relevant work experience. It also provides the opportunity to learn more about themselves and their chosen field of study. The purpose of this work term is to enable the learner to make a smooth transition from the academic setting to a work environment.
Credit Status: One credit.
  • BSD: BTP300, BTP400, BTI420, BTS430, BTB520, BTC340
  • IFS: BTC340, SPR500
  • IFS: SRT210, BTC340, DCN430, SPR500, RIS520 (Before Sept. 2009)
Mode of Instruction: 2 hours interactive lecture per week.
Learning Outcomes:
  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.
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.|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.|Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.|
Topic Outline:
  •     Introduction to Cooperative Education
  •     Self Assessment (Personality, Interests, Values)
  •     Skills Assessment
  •     Developing a Professional Resume
  •     Correspondence for Employment
  •     Interview Skills & Strategies
  •     Mock Interviews
  •     Developing a Portfolio
  •     Job Search Strategies
  •     Developing Personal and Professional Networks
  •     Labour Market and Company Research
  •     Developing Learning Objectives
  •     Work Term Guidelines
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Promotion Policy:
To obtain a credit in this subject, a student must:
  •     Satisfactorily complete all assignments
  •     Pass the weighted average of all assessments

Grading Policy
A+90%  to  100%
A80%  to  89%
B+75%  to  79%
B70%  to  74%
C+65%  to  69%
C60%  to  64%
D+55%  to  59%
D50%  to  54%
F0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)

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.

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Mary-Lynn Manton
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