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Co-op Course Outline 202
Co-op Course Outline

Community Based Education Department Course Outline

Grade 11 and 12 Cooperative Education


Course Overview Ministry of Education, The Ontario Curriculum: Cooperative Education and Other Forms of Experiential Learning

 Cooperative Education integrates classroom theory and learning experiences at a workplace to enable students to apply and refine the knowledge and skills acquired in a related curriculum course, as well as to enhance their interpersonal and employability skills.  Students explore a career of interest, develop job skills, obtain career-related practical experience, gather references for a résumé and develop attitudes necessary for success in the workplace. Cooperative Education courses are offered in Grade 11 and 12 subjects for all career destinations.

Course code: Individualized, based on related in-school course                                    Credit Value: 2 or 4 credit option



  • Pre-placement Expectations - Health & Safety; Career Planning; Work Search; Job Readiness; Confidentiality; Employment Standards Act
  • Integration Expectations – Labour Market Trends; Analysis of Placement Experiences; Human Rights (discrimination, harassment, disability); Unions
  • Placement Expectations –200 placement hours for a 2-credit or 420 hours for a 4-credit coop; apply and further develop knowledge acquired in related course; enhance interpersonal and employability skills


Course Assessment & Evaluation   (Consult the Aurora High Policy)

Student achievement will be assessed and evaluated based on the provincial standards, that is curriculum expectations as outlined in the secondary curriculum policy documents.

Teachers will ensure that evaluation strategies are designed to improve student learning, are fair, valid and reliable and are varied in nature to provide many opportunities for students to demonstrate the full range of their learning.

Achievement Categories

Knowledge/Understanding:  knowledge of facts, terms, concepts, models, principles and theories

Thinking/Inquiry: critical analysis and problem solving

Communication:  expression of ideas and information

Making Connections:  application and transfer of knowledge and skills to real world applications


   Achievement Categories

Mark Distribution




Knowledge & Understanding Concepts


Thinking and Inquiry Skills


Communication Skills








Course Culminating Activities





​Cooperative Education Calendar 

Students will receive a comprehensive calendar of all important course dates.  This information is also available on the Co-op Moodle.  Parents, this calendar will also help you to know your child’s schedule (class or work).  Remind your sone/daughter of the importance of meeting expectations and deadlines.  

Attendance at pre-placement and integration classes is mandatory. Students must fulfill the minimum number of hours for granting of cooperative education credits (220 hours for 2 credits or 440 hours for 4 credits – thirty hours will be comprised of pre-placement and integration class time) and complete course assignments to successfully earn credits. 

Absence from Placement

  • In the case of field trips or other school activities, students are to inform their placement supervisor and cooperative education teacher in advance of the absence.  Students are required to make up missed hours. 
  • In case of illness, CALL and inform the placement supervisor and cooperative education teacher by 8 a.m.  Students are required to make up missed hours.

Late to Placement

  • It is the student’s responsibility to arrive on-time to their placement.   FAILURE TO REPORT TO YOUR PLACEMENT ON TIME MAY RESULT IN BEING TERMINATED.

Please feel free to contact the Community Based Education Department with any questions.


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