Co-op Sequence

The type of work you perform in Co-operative Education will be relevant to your degree. Positions are selected and approved to provide a broad range of experience and to encourage the development of skills and knowledge through increasingly challenging work placements.

Students complete alternating semesters of academics and work terms- see sample co-op sequencing plans below. Co-op work terms must be completed in different seasons to benefit from differences in nature of work, demands and priorities in the work place, and must end on an academic semester.

 

Sample Co-op Sequencing

 

Bachelor Degree

Sample 1: Three 4-month work terms

 

Fall

Spring

Summer

Year 1

Academic Term

Academic Term

Vacation

Year 2

Academic Term

Academic Term

Work Term #1

Year 3

Academic Term

Work Term #2

Academic Term

Year 4

Work Term #3

Academic Term

Academic Term

Sample 2: One 8-month and one 4-month work term

 

Fall

Spring

Summer

Year 1

Academic Term

Academic Term

Work Term #1

Year 2

Work Term #2

Academic Term

Academic Term

Year 3

Academic Term

Work Term #3

Academic Term

Year 4

Academic Term

Academic Term

Vacation

Sample 3: One 8-month and one 16-month work term

  Fall Spring Summer
Year 1 Academic Term Academic Term Vacation
Year 2 Academic Term Work Term #1 Work Term #2
Year 3 Academic Term Academic Term Work Term #3
Year 4 Work Term #4 Work Term #5 Work Term #6
Year 5 Academic Term Academic Term Vacation

 

Post Diploma Bachelor Degree

Sample 1: Three 4-month work terms

  Fall Spring Summer
Year 3 Academic Term Work Term #1 Vacation
Year 4 Work Term #2 Academic Term Work Term #3
Year 5 Academice Term Academic Term Vacation

Sample 2: One 12-month work term

  Fall Spring Summer
Year 3 Academic Term Work Term #1 Work Term #2
Year 4 Work Term #3 Academic Term Vacation
Year 5 Academic Term Academic Term Vacation

Sample 3: One 8-month and one 4-month work term

  Fall Spring Summer
Year 3 Academic Term Work Term #1 Work Term #2
Year 4 Academic Term Academic Term Vacation
Year 5 Work Term #3 Academic Term Vacation

 

Certificate Program

  Fall Spring Summer
Year 1 Academic Term Work Term #1 Academic Term

 

Post-Bachelor Certificate in Accounting Fundamentals/Advanced Accounting

  Fall Spring Summer
Year 1 Academic Term Work Term #1 Vacation
Year 2 Work Term #2 Academic Term Work Term #3
Year 3 Academic Term Academic Term Vacation