Work-Term Preparation Courses

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All City Studies Co-op students are required to complete up to four Co-op specific courses. These courses are designed to prepare students for their job search and work term experience, and to maximize the benefits of their Co-op work terms. They cover a variety of topics intended to assist students in developing the skills and tools required to secure work terms that are appropriate to their program of study, and to perform professionally in the workplace. These courses must be completed in sequence, and are taken in addition to a full course load. They are recorded on transcripts as credit/no credit (CR/NCR) and are considered to be additive credit to the 20.0 required degree credits. No additional course fee is assessed as registration is included in the Co-op Program fee.

Co-op Preparation Course Requirements:

1. COPD01H3 - Navigating the World of Work
- Students entering Co-op from outside of UTSC (high school or other postsecondary) will complete this course in fall of their first year at UTSC
- Current UTSC students entering Co-op in April/May will complete this course in the summer term
- Current UTSC students entering Co-op in July/August will complete this course in the fall term

2. COPD03H3 - Job Search Preparation
- Prerequisite: COPD01H3
- This course will be completed eight months in advance of the first scheduled work term

3. COPD11H3 - Job Search Competition I
- Prerequisite: COPD03H3
- This course will be completed four months in advance of the first work scheduled work term

4. COPD12H3 - Job Search Competition II
- Prerequisite: COPD11H3 and one Co-op work term
- This course will be completed four months in advance of the second scheduled work term

Students must be available for work terms in each of the Fall, Winter and Summer sessions and must complete at least one of their required work terms in either a Fall or Winter session. This in turn requires that students take courses during at least one Summer session.