Cooperative Work Experience Information For
YVCC’s Cooperative Work Experience program enables you to earn college
credit while getting valuable on-the-job experience. The following information
is provided to help you understand how Co-op can work for you.
What Is Cooperative Work Experience?
· The Cooperative Work Experience program offers you
the opportunity to earn college credit by working in a job that is related to
your major area of study. Co-op opens the door to expanded learning
experiences through exposure to actual work situations, organizational
relationships, and equipment and techniques that cannot be duplicated in the
· Cooperative Work Experience is a requirement to graduate from programs
such as Information Technology, and is available for credit to qualifying
students enrolled in YVCC programs
Why Should I Participate In Co-Op?
· Explore jobs and careers related to your college studies
· Improve your professional confidence and job skills
· Gain hands-on job experience to put on your resume
· Earn money to help pay your college expenses
· Have an opportunity to work with equipment not available on campus
· Make valuable employer contacts and increase chances for a full-time job
· Because you have to :)
What Do I Have To Do For Co-Op Credit?
· Secure a job related to your
program of study
· See your instructor if you
have questions about this
and accomplish 5 measurable learning objectives designed to improve job
performance (with the help of your Co-op instructor and work supervisor)
started by contacting a program instructor or Co-op instructor before the term
in which you would like to enroll
Attend the Orientation meeting on the date indicated in the YVCC schedule
· After meeting, obtain code and register
What Are My Responsibilities As A Co-Op Employee?
· You will be informed by your employer of company policies. You must
conform to these rules and regulations. Failure to do so may result in
corrective and/or disciplinary action by your employer and will be reflected
in your evaluation. The employer has the right to discharge students for just
cause. Personal appearance, dressing appropriately, and attendance are
· If the assignment is changed significantly by the employer, making the
job inappropriate for your learning objectives, contact your Co-op instructor.