What is Co-op?
Cooperative education (co-op) is a credit course that provides the opportunity to try out in the workplace what was learned in the classroom. Co-op is an opportunity to “try out” a career, and can help with making decisions about your future. You will also develop work habits, attitudes and job skills necessary for a successful transition to the workplace or post-secondary education.
How to Participate
Students can apply to take a co-op education program when selecting courses through the co-op or guidance office. Before being accepted, you must complete an application and be interviewed. Before beginning a co-op placement, you will attend pre-placement classes to help prepare for the workplace. You will also continue to take scheduled classes throughout the placement.
There is no limit to the number of co-op credits you can take. Up to two co-op education credits can also count towards your 18 compulsory credits.
If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact the co-op office at:
Phone: (416) 393-0190 extension 20135
Room: 220, Monarch Park Collegiate, second floor
Remember if you are going to miss your work for any reason you MUST inform both your placement supervisor AND your co-op teacher BEFORE your scheduled work time.