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  • Cooperative Education

    All programs having cooperative education method of instruction are required to have the following (but not limited to) in their coop program:
    1. A cover letter to all participating employers explaining the cooperative education experience. A college-wide brochure, identifying the mission and goals of the coop experience, should be included. Syllabi will be completed for each pre-coop, coop, and post coop course and shared with the participant and employer.
    2. Training sites identified/approved by SCC's ASSET Coop Education Coordinator (Training Center Approval Form).
    3. Student job tasks will relate directly to the Program of Study.
    4. Students will initiate the process for securing and scheduling an approved coop education employer.
    5. Full-time Ford Motor Company ASSET students must document a minimum of 480 hours (based on students working 40 hours per week) of work experience during their coop quarter. Programs may choose to have more contact hours.
    6. All coop education students will have two visits per coop quarter. Coop education sites that are more than 500 miles from the SCC campus must have dean approval.

    Program Goals

    1. Provide Ford Motor Company technical training in the areas of automotive engines, automatic transmissions, manual transmissions, suspension and wheel alignment, heating and air-conditioning, electrical/electronics, engine performance, and brakes.
    2. Provide an effective training program that meets the employment needs of the automotive industry as directed by the ASSET advisory committee.
    3. Provide students with safe working habits so as not to injure themselves, others, or personal property.
    4. Instill in the student a sense of punctuality and time management.