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

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:





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
Todd Wolford