VAFW280 Cooperative Education - Fine Woodworking

Department of The Arts: Woodworking

I. Course Number and Title
VAFW280 Cooperative Education - Fine Woodworking
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
Fine Woodworking major, 30 BCCC credits, a GPA of 2.5 earned in courses offered by the Department of the Arts
V. Other Pertinent Information
Students work for 200 hours for a paid position or 100 hours for a non-profit organization. Students, in cooperation with a faculty member, arrange the internship.
VI. Catalog Course Description
On-the-job experience occurs in a field directly related to the student's academic preparation and career objectives. Periodic meetings between the College Coordinator and the student are held to evaluate the student's performance.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. apply on-the-job experience with design and construction methods related to business; and
    2. demonstrate an understanding of the woodworking field from the perspective of a specialized business.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. seek, apply to and work for an organization or business that specializes in wood products or processes
    2. apply skills leaned in the classroom
    3. improve technical and business skills
    4. make a final written report about the experience at the conclusion of the semester
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    Evaluation of the student's success is derived from an objective assessment of his/her on-the-job performance. The faculty supervisor, internship supervisor, and the employer evaluation are used to grade the student's performance. Information provided by the student's daily journal and final paper will also assist in evaluating the student's performance.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    See course syllabus. Students use magazines, books, newspapers, and library resources coupled with material they create while participating in their job experience.

Review/Approval Date - 2/05; Revised 6/09; Revised 4/2012; New Core 8/2015