COOP 670 VOCATIONAL COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (1-4) (Pass/No Pass.) (VA Institutional Rates.) Hours/semester: 75-300 paid job hours/semester. Prerequisite: Permission of the Cooperative Education Office, concurrent enrollment in a planned vocational program, and employment in a college approved job directly related to the students academic major.
Students may receive credit for work experience related to their major field or to their established career goal. Seminars and individual conferences are scheduled at convenient times during the semester for the instructor and the student to establish learning objectives related to the students employment. Students are given appropriate assignments related to the stated objectives and graded in accordance with the colleges established grading system. As an alternative, related instruction classes meeting one hour per week, usually in the evening, are available for those students who prefer or need a more structured learning process. One unit of credit for each 75 hours worked per semester, with a maximum of four units per semester, may be earned by students with jobs related to their academic or occupational majors or goals. May be repeated for credit up to 16 units. This limitation applies to Occupational Cooperative Education work experience courses offered within the SMCCCD. Transfer credit: CSU.