An important aim of Co-operative education is for students, through the work place experience, to realize the importance of their education and to return to study both more motivated and with knowledge from the work experience that enhances their subsequent academic learning. The following academic/work term reflection components are an essential part of the Co-op Program:
- Successful completion of the Co-op Introductory Professional Communications course, COOP2000 2.0, prior to their first co-op work term.
- Submission of a Learning Agreement prior to their first co-op work term.
- Completion of a Work Term Report for each work term. Successful completion (a pass) of Co-op work term courses COOP2001 0.0, COOP3001 0.0, COOP3002 0.0 and so on, depends in part on evaluation of the work term report by the Faculty Co-op Coordinator.
- Submission of a Performance Evaluation completed by their co-op employer. Successful completion (a pass) of Co-op work term courses COOP2001 0.0, COOP3001 0.0, COOP3002 0.0 and so on, also depends on this performance evaluation.
- Successful completion of the post work term Co-op course, COOP3000 2.0 following the first work term (COOP2001 0.0).