BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

COOP-120 - Co-Operative Education Program Work Term 2 - 3.00 Credits

COOP-120 - Co-Operative Education Program Work Term 2 - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
A Co-op work term will provide the student with opportunities to: . experience personal and professional growth; . enhance employability skills; . confirm concentration and/or career path; and, . develop a network of relevant industry contacts. NVIT Co-operative Education may also connect students with Indigenous organizations and First Nations communities who will hire students into culturally relevant co-op opportunities. Co-op is an academic program and work-term assignments are mandatory to satisfy the academic requirements for NVIT. Each work term will require student goal setting; an individual on-site evaluation; the student's work term report and a performance evaluation from the hosting employer. Work term reports are due at the end of every four-month long work term. Details are in the Co-op Student Handbook.
Part of the:
  • Co-Operative Education Department
  • Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Master's Degree or Relevant Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
    Office Hours: 1.5 hours per week
    Contact Hours: 420
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Work Experience: S/U*
    Assignment(s): S/U*
    TOTAL: S/U*
    *Graded Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory. This is a pass/fail course. Any assignment(s) will be graded either Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory, and will be considered in the final pass/fail consideration for the course.
    * NB. A Satisfactory grade is required in this course in order to progress to the next Co-op Work Term. 
    Grading procedures follow NVIT policy. 
    Co-op Education course credits are extra-to-certificate, diploma, degree. 
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to: 


    • develop and reflect upon learning objectives and apply them in a work setting; 

    • develop learning outcomes and goals prior to, during and upon completion of each work term; 

    • transfer academic skills and knowledge to an employment setting; 

    • transfer work place learning back into the classroom where enriched learning and class discussion can take place with students and faculty; 

    • document the employment experience and learning outcomes through a work term report; and, 

    • continue their learning through subsequent work terms or with 'return to campus' meetings with their coordinators where previous learning objectives and future plans are discussed. 



    Student learning begins prior to the students first work placement with a Co-op career management course delivered by the co-op coordinator covering such topics as skills transfer, communication skills (resume/cover letter writing), and on the job learning. Once placed into a work experience the student learning continues at the work site with day-to-day tasks and employer driven duties. Co-op coordinators visit each work site each term to ensure the overall success of the NVIT co-op program and the individual work placement. 

    Students are expected to obtain progressively more challenging learning outcomes and goals as they move through the co-op program.

    Text and Materials: N/A
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: Applicants who wish to apply at other institutions after graduating should contact the appropriate program and institution for more information on Co-op transfer credit. 

    For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca

    PLAR is available. 
    Other Information: Students wishing to obtain disability-related academic accommodations and/or auxiliary aids are required to contact the Student Success Centre as soon as possible.