Program GoalsUpon completion of the program :
Cooperative Education/Practicum Study
Students at SCC are employed by area businesses and industries and have the opportunity to learn while doing through the College's Cooperative Education Experience. Students will work in positions related to their career goals. Student objectives are established through mutual agreement by the student, the employer, and the cooperative education experience coordinator.
Progress is evaluated at designated time(s) during the period of employment.
How Cooperative Education Works
SCC's Cooperative Education Experience is designed for students who have completed specific courses in their Program of Study and have achieved a minimum grade-point average of 2.0 on a scale of 4.0. Coordinators work closely with employers and students to determine the optimum Cooperative Education arrangement. Students register for the Cooperative Education Experience and earn college credit while being paid a salary for the cooperative experience. The salary is set by the employer and agreed upon by the student. In the Food Service Management and Culinary Arts focuses, students are required to take a 5.5-credit-hour and 220-contact-hour cooperative work experience, usually in their fifth or sixth quarter. This is with pay and may be at the job site in which they currently work if it meets the criteria of a coop for their focus area of study. A contract is developed between the employer, student and instructor. The student keeps track of their hours and job functions. The employer evaluates the student performance at the end of the coop experience.