Cooperative education allows students to participate in valuable learning experiences that help prepare them for the next stage of their lives, whether in university, college, apprenticeship training or the workplace.
Cooperative education lets students make connections between school and work and to “try out” a career of interest before finalizing plans for postsecondary education, training, or employment.
Cooperative education allows students to see the relevance of their classroom learning in a work situation and it gives them authentic experience and purposeful learning outside a traditional classroom setting.
Cooperative education credits may be used to meet up to two of the 18 compulsory credit requirements for the OSSD.
Students can earn their co-op hours after school and on weekends if required.
Students work for a minimum of 3 hours each day. These students usually attend two classes per day (for a total of 4 credits per semester).
Students work for a minimum of 4.5 hours per day. Depending on travel time, these students can also attend a period 1 class (for a total of 4 credits per semester).
Students work for a minimum of 6 hours per day.
Students are able to earn their coop hours after school and on weekends for certain placements.
Arts: Art galleries (i.e. BAC), teaching, recording studios, photography, graphic design, retail
Business: Marketing, accounting, finance, retail, administration, real estate
English: Editing (i.e. Burlington Post), teaching, theatre
Family Studies: Daycare, fashion, food Service, hair salons, aesthetics
French: Education, business, embassy, teaching
Mathematics: Engineering, banking, finance, insurance, teaching
Physical Education: Fitness studio, physiotherapy, teaching, golf course
Science: Medical placements at Joseph Brant Hospital, veterinarian assistant, lab assistant, pharmacy
Social Science: Law, museums (i.e. ROM), teaching, tourism
Information Technology: Programming, data entry, computer repair, retail (i.e. Future Shop)
Skilled Trades: Automotive, construction, landscaping, electrical
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