Course Content and Outcome Guide for EET 280A

Course Number:
EET 280A
Course Title:
Cooperative Education: Electronics Engineering Technology
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Special Fee:

Course Description

Provides an approved cooperative education position within a local electronic industry or related employer. Explores the connection between one's educational program and industry application. Department permission required.

Addendum to Course Description

A Cooperative Education Training Agreement will be executed between the student, employer, instructor, and cooperative education specialist. This Agreement will include student and employer/supervisor information, and indicate job status (paid or not paid), beginning and end dates of employment, and workers compensation insurance information.

Intended Outcomes for the course

The student will be able to:

• Work productively in the field performing installation, testing, troubleshooting, debugging, design support, technical support and/or technical training functions

• Apply acquired (classroom) skills, knowledge, and training in a work place setting

• Understand the skills and demands of work in the field in order to make informed career decisions

• Communicate appropriately in the workplace using proper industry standards

• Continue to explore career opportunities within the industry

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. A Cooperative Education Learning Outcomes form will be executed between the student, employer, instructor, and cooperative education specialist. This form will list Objectives, regarding what is to be learned, and Duties, indicating what will be done to learn the Objectives. Attainment of the Objectives and the effectiveness of the Duties in learning the Objectives will be evaluated.
  2. A Cooperative Education Employer Evaluation will be completed for the student by the supervisor at the end of the work placement. This Evaluation will address:
    • Attitudes toward work
    • Relations with others
    • Attendance
    • Job learning/skill improvement
    • Quality of work
    • Appearance
  3. The instructor, or an appointee, will make at least one site visit to meet with the student's supervisor during the work placement. The student may or may not be present.
  4. Successful completion of the Cooperative Education Work Placement will earn the student a P (Pass) grade. The course is available for P/NP (Pass/No Pass) grading only.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

1. Attitudes toward work
2. Relations with others
3. Attendance
4. Job learning/skill improvement
5. Quality of work
6. Appearance
7. Professionalism, including ethical conduct