ATC 290 Cooperative Education II (3 credits)

This course is designed to provide work experience directly related to the student's field of study. A learning contract, containing specific educational objectives, is developed between the student, the chairperson of Automotive Technology and the employer. There is a 120-hour minimum employment requirement in the student's cooperative experience along with a course component. Tasks include advanced automotive service activities involving electronic diagnostics and engine repair. The student is required to keep a daily journal of activities performed and periodic evaluations will be conducted by department faculty. Students will have assistance in the co-op placement, however, the ultimate responsibility for obtaining placement rests with the student. The Automotive chairperson must grant prior approval for the cooperative experience, which must be directly related to the student's curriculum. The work experience cannot be used to satisfy the requirement of another course. No experiential credit based upon past work experience will be awarded for this course. A letter grade will be assigned.