BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

COOP-101 - Co-operative Education Workplace Preparation - 1.00 Credits

COOP-101 - Co-operative Education Workplace Preparation - 1.00 Credits

Course Details
This course will assist Co-operative Education participants in developing workplace essential skills. The topics will include: time management, thinking, working with others, continuous learning, resumes, cover letters, and interview skills. In addition, the students will explore professionalism, practice job interview techniques and research job opportunities. They will become familiar with the expectations of NVIT and the employer while on a Co-op work-term. Students registered in diploma and degree programs can access the course during the Winter Academic Semester (1.5 hours per week) and/or Summer Session as a six-week concentration. In addition, this course may be offered as a one-week intensive for Trades such as the Professional Chef Level 1 program. Co-op Education credits/courses are extra-to-certificate, diploma or degree.
Part of the:
  • Co-Operative Education Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Renewable Energies Technology Diploma Program - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Course offered:
  • Summer 2024 (May - August)
  • Prerequisites : Completion of one academic term attaining a minimum GPA 2.33, full-time status, submission of resume
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications:
    Office Hours: 1.5 hours per week
    Contact Hours: 20
    Student Evaluation
    Attendance (Mandatory): S/U*
    Assignments: S/U*
    TOTAL: S/U*

    * This is a pass/fail course. Any assignment(s) will be graded either Satisfactory/ 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 a Co-op Work Term. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

    • demonstrate the ability to create an effective resume and cover letter; 

    • define and carry out (9) workplace essential skills (EMPLOYABLILTY SKILLS 2000+1);

    • demonstrate "dress for success";

    • perform a mock job interview; 

    • perform various interview techniques; and 

    • research and answer a job advertisement.

      [1] In 2000 the Conference Board of Canada[1] published a booklet entitled EMPLOYABLILTY SKILLS 2000+. This booklet highlights key skills you need to enter, stay in, and progress in the world of work. The Conference Board of Canada is a nonprofit, independent applied research organization helping its members anticipate and respond to the changing global economy. www.conferenceboard.ca  

    Text and Materials: Course Pack
    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 available.
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
    COOP-101-01     21 May 2024 - 05 Jul 2024