Interrelated Co-op

 

ACC INTERRELATED CO-OP EDUCATION 1 (580V) (COOPERATIVE EDUCATION)

 

Grades 11 12 Credits 2.5 Full Year

Course Fees: $5 per semester

Prerequisites: Students must provide their own transportation.

 

Course Description

Cooperative Education is a capstone course designed to assist students in the development of effective skills and attitudes through practical, advanced instruction in school and on the job through cooperative education. Students are released from school for their paid cooperative education work experience and participate in 200 minutes per week of related classroom instruction. Classroom instruction focuses on providing students with job survival skills and career exploration skills related to the job and improving students’ abilities to interact positively with others. For skills related to the job, refer to the skill development course sequences, the task list or related occupational skill standards of the desired occupational program. The course content includes the following broad areas of emphasis: further career education opportunities, planning for the future, job-seeking skills, personal development, human relationships, legal protection and responsibilities, economics and the job, organizations, and job termination. A qualified career and technical education coordinator is responsible for supervision. Written training agreements and individual student training plans are developed and agreed upon by the employer, student and coordinator. The coordinator, student, and employer assume compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations. 

 

ACC INTERRELATED CO-OP EDUCATION 2 (581V)

 

Grade 12 Credits 2.5 Full Year

Course Fees: $5 per semester

Prerequisites: Credit in ACC Interrelated Co-op Education 1. Students must provide their own transportation.

 

Course Description

 

This is a two-year program that offers on-the-job training for students interested in any one of five occupational careers: agriculture, industry, health, home economics, and business. Students will spend an average of 15 hours per week working for wages in an occupational area of choice and one period each day receiving related classroom instruction. Classroom instruction will focus on providing students with job survival skills, career exploration and employability skills. Money for class-related activities is raised through fund raising projects.