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2013-2014 Chesapeake College Catalog 
2013-2014 Chesapeake College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cooperative Education Program

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The Chesapeake College Cooperative Education experience is required for every Associate of Applied Science degree program and includes 150 hours of supervised worksite experience per semester.

Program Mission:   The Cooperative Education experience is designed to educate a diverse population of students in the areas of fundamental employment skills. The experience explores values, interests, personality and skills in order to prepare students for both current and future careers.

Program Goals:  The Cooperative Education experience will:

  • Improve necessary skills to succeed in a career field.
  • Provide on-site work experience related to students’ academic study.
  • Apply classroom learning in a work setting.
  • Demonstrate the importance of a strong work ethic, functioning as part of a team, and using critical thinking skills.

Student Learning Outcomes:  Upon successful completin of the experience, students will be able to:

  • Develop the skills, strategies and documents to participate in an effective job interview.
  • Write clearly, correctly, logically, and ethically while expressing ideas coherently.
  • Identify the current and potential skills necessary for selecting and/or confirming a program choice.
  • Use academic training to demonstrate appropriate work-based skills, behaviors and attitudes.
  • Work collaboratively with others in a responsible manner.

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