Cooperative / Diversified Education 


Program Description

The Cooperative Education Office has established working partnerships with many area businesses encompassing a variety of career fields. Through placement in actual job sites, students learn the responsibilities of good employees including punctuality, appearance and work ethics.

Types of Cooperative Education

Capstone:
This course is designed for students who have completed 6 credits within a program of study  and elect a work-based experience their senior year.  Students may earn a maximum of three credits while working in a career field related to their program area. 

  • Participating students must obtain the recommendation of their program of study instructor to be considered for a Capstone experience.
  • Participating student must pass an occupational assessment at a proficient or advanced level, complete 9 credits within their program of study and be eligible to graduate to receive a certificate of completion by the FCAVTS.

Employer Responsibilites

  • To provide work experience usually done by apprentices and learners in the trade, under the direction of a skilled supervisor.
  • To permit the school’s representative to visit the training site.
  • To complete employer rating sheet for student at the end of each evaluation period.
  • Report student attendance to the Coordinator
  • Subject to provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act; Pennsylvania minimum wage; and covered under the Workman’s Compensation Act.
  • Employers may not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap.
  • Abide the State Child Labor Laws established for students under the age of 18.

Scope & Sequence

The following courses are required to complete the Cooperative Education program of study:

Course

Capstone

 Credit

1-3

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 2.0 grade point average in all subjects
  • Good attendance (no more than 10 days without a doctor’s excuse )
  • A minimum of 15 hours of employment, per week,  must be maintained to receive course credit
INSTRUCTOR
Todd Wolford
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