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					                            LOS ANGELES PIERCE COLLEGE
                          Cooperative Education / Work Experience
                        Spring 2010 Assignments for Saturday Classes
                Instructor: Deborah Young                           Director: Prof Ron Smetzer
Coop Phone: (818) 710-4291     Main Office: Rm. 8200, in the Village behind the North Gym
                                Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9 A.M. – 4 P.M. & Friday, 9 A.M. - noon
Email: coopedp@piercecollege.edu      Ron Smetzer email: smetzerd@piercecollege.edu
Deborah Young email: YoungDL@piercecollege.edu
            WEB Page:       http://info.piercecollege.edu/departments/cooped/
         Report any change of ADDRESS, Phone Number, or SUPERVISOR to the
         Co-Op Ed Director immediately and fill out a change of information Form.

               COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE EDUCATION AGREEMENT (CONTRACT):
              The AGREEMENT is a signed document binding your employer, you, and Pierce College.
     *** Without an agreement, you will not earn credit for Cooperative Education ***
       Download and complete this form after your Learning Objectives are approved

         ASSIGNMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL COOP ED STUDENTS:
         ASSIGNMENT                       WEEK DUE

Job Description Report                                          March 20th.
     -      Go to the Pierce College Coop Ed web site LIBRARY to access and complete this form.
     -      You must use Microsoft Word to complete & save this form on your computer or memory device.
     -      Print the assignment and deliver to class or the Coop Ed Office.

Student Information Form                                        March 20th.
 -        Go to the Pierce College Coop Ed web site LIBRARY to access and complete this form.
 -        Print two copies (one for your records & turn-in one to your instructor)
            Complete the electronic form also                        (follow instructions on Coop Ed website)

Supervisor Responsibility Form                                  March 20th.
On-the-Job Learning Objectives                                  March 20th.
 -        Go to the Pierce College Coop Ed web site LIBRARY to access and complete this form.
 -        Follow the guidelines provided on the Worksheet when writing Learning Objectives for Coop Ed.
 -        Print two copies (one for your records & turn-in one to your instructor)
 -        Your class instructor will review and approve or disapprove your objectives in class only.

Agreement Form (Contract)                                       April 10th.
 -        Download this form from the Coop Ed website LIBRARY and save it to your computer or memory device,
          after your On-the-Job Learning Objectives assignment has been approved.
 -        Complete the Agreement Form, using your approved objectives, and print two copies.
 -        Have your supervisor sign each copy and you sign each copy.
 -        Attach a copy of your approved “On-the-Job Learning Objectives” to one of the Agreements.
 -        Turn-in the two signed copies to class or the Coop Ed Office, on or before the Due Date

Course Assignment                                               April 10th.
 -       See back of this sheet for assignment details

Student's Evaluation of Job Objectives                          April 17th.
 -        Go to the Pierce College Coop Ed web site LIBRARY to access and complete this form.
 -        Print two copies (one for your records & turn-in one to your instructor)

Time Sheet – Download from website LIBRARY                      Turn-in at class or to the Coop Ed Office
                                                                after working the hours required for the
                                                                number of units you are enrolled in Coop Ed
                                                                Due Date: June 3, 2010
                                LOS ANGELES PIERCE COLLEGE
                             Cooperative Education Course Assignment
                                                          (100 Points)

                                       COURSE ASSIGNMENT IS DUE  April 10th..

Assignment papers should be headed with student's name, assignment title, and semester in Coop. Ed.


 FIRST COOP ED SEMESTER                                           THIRD COOP ED SEMESTER
 project: Job Opportunities Research                              project: LONG RANGE CAREER PLAN (5 or more years)

 Assignment: Select and RESEARCH TWO job titles or                Assignment: Select and RESEARCH a job of the future.
             career interests you may have. Include in
             the report, on each job:                             Include in the report:
                                                                      * Preparation (school, degree, experience)
      A detailed job description                                     * Physical requirements (size, strength, special
      Experience requirements                                             coordination)
      Education requirements                                         * Skills (physical, mental, verbal)
      Personal traits needed for the job                             * Personal traits
      Job outlook locally, in CA and nationally                      * Duties
      Salary range                                                   * How you will qualify
      How you will prepare yourself for qualification                * Your ultimate goals
                                                                      * Interview a person in this position for information
   Also:                                                              * Job description from personnel office
    Interview a person in at least one of your chosen
                                                                  Directions:
       positions for information for your report. Include the
                                                                     1. Typewritten.
       person's name, company, and company address.
                                                                     2. White bond paper, 8½ x 11".
                                                                     3. No covers, or tear-off sheets from wire binders.
 Directions:
                                                                     4. Address each of the above report topics separately
    1. Typewritten.
                                                                         with a complete paragraph.
    2. White bond paper, 8½ x 11".
                                                                     5. Use proper format, double-spacing with 5-space
    3. No covers, or tear-off sheets from wire binders
                                                                         paragraph indentations and college level English,
    4. Address each of the above report topics separately
                                                                         grammar, spelling and punctuation.
         with a complete paragraph.
    5. Use proper format, double spacing with 5-space
         paragraph indentations and college level English,
         grammar, spelling and punctuation.



 SECOND COOP ED SEMESTER                                          FOURTH COOP ED SEMESTER
 project: RESUME and COVER LETTER                                 project: BOOK REPORT
 Examples at Pierce College Coop Ed web site and on the
 internet.                                                        Assignment: Select and READ ONE of the books below or
                                                                  request another selection from the Coop Ed Director:
 Assignment:    Develop and write resume AND
 accompanying cover letter applying for a job.                       WORKING AND LIKING IT, by Richard Germann

      Use proper format                                             THE MAGIC OF THINKING BIG, by David J. Schwartz
       -- examples on internet & Coop Ed Web Site
      Typewritten on bond paper (watermark) 8½ x 11".               WHAT THEY DON'T TEACH YOU AT HARVARD
      No covers, or tear-off sheets from wire binders                 BUSINESS SCHOOL, by Mark H. McCormack

                                                                  Directions:
                                                                    1. Typewritten. Report what you learned. What impact
                                                                       did the book have on you? How can you adapt what
                                                                       you learned to your own particular situation?
                                                                    2. White bond paper, 8½ x 11".
                                                                    3. No covers, or tear-off sheets from wire binders.
                                                                    4. Proper format using double spacing with 5-space
                                                                       paragraph indentations and college level English,
                                                                       grammar, spelling and punctuation.
                 LOS ANGELES PIERCE COLLEGE
       Cooperative Education Syllabus for Saturdays, Spring 2010
                             Professor Ron Smetzer, Director
Coop Phone: (818) 710-4291     Main Office: Rm. 8200, in the Village behind the North Gym
                                Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9 A.M. – 4 P.M. & Friday, 9 A.M. - noon
Email: coopedp@piercecollege.edu
Deborah Young email:YoungDL@piercecollege.edu
Ron Smetzer email: smetzerd@piercecollege.edu


       WEB Page:   http://info.piercecollege.edu/departments/cooped/
                           COOPERATIVE EDUCATION GOALS
           * Benefit financially while learning
           * Develop Marketable Skills
           * Increase employment productivity
           * Begin a career earlier
           * Build self-identity and confidence as a worker
           * Gain a more realistic approach to the job market
           * Test your personal abilities in work environments
           * Gain a better understanding of human relations and "real life experience"

English Proficiency:
Cooperative Education/Work Experience courses require good reading & writing skills and
ability to understand & follow written instructions. It is recommended that students be eligible
for English 28 or higher before enrolling in any Coop Education courses.

Computer Proficiency:
Coop Ed/Work Experience students must have a working email address that will receive emails
with Microsoft Word file attachments and Microsoft Word to complete assignments.

1. Enroll in the correct Cooperative Education Track.

       by your major (Work Experience Related to Your Major) {1 – 4 units}
           Note: Veterans may receive subsistence/credit for up to 4 units.
       Cooperative Education-General (Work Experience none Major related) {1 – 3 units}

2. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION TRANSFERABILITY: Coop Ed units are transferable by
   articulation to CSU campuses as elective units, in your major when the College offers your
   major, for up to 8 units. Most four-year colleges and universities offer Coop Ed and accept
   Pierce College units for transfer. University of California schools accept Coop Ed on a case-
   by-case basis. Check with the school you intend to transfer to for details. The major listed on
   your college records at registration must agree with your Coop Ed Subject and your job
   objectives.

3. EMPLOYMENT: You must be employed to earn credit for Coop Ed/Work Experience. It may
   be paid or unpaid work with a profit or non-profit organization; you may be employed in an
   internship, as a volunteer, or in a fieldwork program. If you become unemployed and there
   is no immediate prospect of employment & you haven’t completed the hours required
   for Coop Ed credit  DROP THE COURSE !!!
   TEMP JOBS: Discuss the Coop Ed/Work Experience program with your worksite supervisor to
   be certain they are willing to participate.
     SELF-EMPLOYED: If self-employed, you must designate a supervisor for your Coop Ed
     Evaluation process. Contact the Director if you have any questions about this process.


4. ATTENDANCE/TARDINESS:
                                                    th           th         th                       th
     CLASSES are scheduled to MEET: March 6 ., March 20 ., April 10 . (CHANGE), & April 17 .

     First Semester Coop Ed students are required to attend ALL sessions and to sign an attendance slip for
     each class.

     Second, third & fourth semester Coop Ed students, are required to attend the first two meetings for the
     Spring 2010 semester to complete orientation and for review and approval of your Learning Objectives.
     Turn-in assignments on or before due dates at class during scheduled meetings or following your
     required class attendance to Prof. Ron Smetzer’s mailbox in the Administration Building..

     Missed Classes: Absence from the class does not relieve the student from the responsibilities of the
     class. Make-up assignments for absences are not permitted.

     Exclusion policy:
     It is the responsibility of the student to drop their class.
     Do not anticipate the instructor will automatically exclude for non-attendance.
**   No class credit will be granted to students arriving 10 or more minutes late or leaving class early.
                 **THREE TARDIES = 1 ABSENCE, 10 MINUTES LATE = 1 ABSENCE**



5.    CHANGE OF JOB OR SUPERVISOR, TERMINATION, DISABILITY OR ILLNESS LEAVE,
      OR LAYOFF: Notify Coop Ed Office, immediately and complete change form.

       Report any change of ADDRESS or Phone Number to the Coop Ed
         Office immediately and fill out a change of information Form.


6.    COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE EDUCATION AGREEMENT (CONTRACT):
      The AGREEMENT is a signed document binding your employer, you, and Pierce College.
      *** Without an agreement,
                 we cannot visit your employer nor give you credit for Cooperative Education ***




7.    Required working hours accumulated during semester for related credit:

      PAID                                VOLUNTEER (UNPAID)
      1 unit(s) 75 hours                  1 unit(s)  60 hours
      2         150 hours                 2         120 hours
      3         225 hours                 3         180 hours
      4         300 hours                 4         240 hours

 The total work hours required for Coop Ed/Work Experience credit is governed by
 state law.
 Do not enroll in a class for which you cannot complete the required hours.
                         COOP. ED./WORK EXPERIENCE GRADING
1.    Each Coop. Ed. student is awarded a letter grade as in any other College Class. The grade is computed by half
      from the work site and half from the college assignments. Grades are assigned by the Coop Ed Director.

2.    Half (50%) of your grade comes from your supervisor/employer when a Pierce College Coop. Ed. instructor
      visits your place of employment (from the 10th week to the end of the semester). A rating form is presented to your
      supervisor/employer with the following items listed: (25 points each)

      a.   Demonstrates habits of punctuality and        e. Meets job performance standards
           attendance                                    f. Consistent work performed with speed and
      b.   Learns and organizes tasks easily and quickly    accuracy
      c.   Works tactfully and cooperatively with others g. Works well without supervision/dependable
      d.   Exhibits initiative, alertness and enthusiasm
              AND  *** THREE LEARNING OBJECTIVES approved by Coop Ed Director & your supervisor

3.    Half (50%) of your grade comes from class and is based on:

      A. Correct completion and timely return of REQUIRED FORMS:
         (1) Job Description Assignment                                      (15 points)   * REQUIRED *
         (2) Student Information Form                                        (20 points)   * REQUIRED *
         (3) Supervisor Responsibility Form                                  (15 points)   * REQUIRED *
         (4) On-the-Job Learning Objectives                                  (50 points)   * REQUIRED *
         (5) Agreement – returned with student & supervisor signatures       (10 points)   * REQUIRED *

      B. Course Assignments: Due – Last Class Meeting                        (100 points) *EXPECTED *
         (First Semester in Coop Ed)                                             Required for “A” or “B” grade
            (1) Research Two Job Titles (Careers) of Interest

           (Second Semester in Coop Ed)
             (1) Cover Letter for resume or employment application
             (2) Resume

           (Students continuing 3rd & 4th Semester in Coop Ed)
             (1) Assigned composition project

      C. Student evaluation of job objectives (due at last class meeting)    (20 points) * REQUIRED *

      D. Time Sheet: filled-in and signed by supervisor                      (10 points) * REQUIRED *

      E. Attendance: Required Attendance for semester                     (10 points)
      (1) 1st semester students, -2 point for each absence
      (2) Continuing semester students, -4 points for each absence
      Absence from class does not relieve the student from the responsibilities of the class.

 4.       All assignments must be typed neatly and in the proper format using college level English, grammar,
      spelling and punctuation. All written assignments are expected to be completed and turned in on or
      before their respective due dates. Each assignment not turned-in on or before its respective due date
      WILL have 10% deducted for each week that it is overdue.

           NO assignments, except the Time Sheet, will be accepted for
           full credit after the last class meeting.

Exclusion Policy:                    It is the responsibility of the student to Drop the class.
                                     The instructor will not exclude for non-attendance.
 5. Grading Scale:                   90 - 100%         A
                                     80 - 89%          B
                                     70 - 79%          C
                                     60 – 69%          D
                                     59% or less       F                                                     Spring 2010

				
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