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CCOG for GRN 280A Fall 2022

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Course Number:
GRN 280A
Course Title:
CE: Gerontology Internship
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Course Description

Develops practical experience, skill development and professional direction in achieving their career goals, working under supervision in an approved worksite through an intentional internship. Cooperative Education office requests registration. Prerequisites: Submission of Training Agreement and Learning Objectives Forms, signed by the student and worksite supervisor to Gerontology office. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

A specific number of internship credits are required for the Gerontology AAS Degree and all Certificates. With submission of a waiver request for prior, related work experience, the Program may approve the waiver of up to 3 credits. The Program assists students in identifying appropriate internship sites and completing training agreements and learning objectives.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Students successfully completing this course will be able to:

  1.  Continue developing professional skills and direction by refining their learning outcomes, and negotiating and implementing a plan for achieving those outcomes in an intentional worksite under appropriate supervision.
  2. Engage in reflection, self-assessment, and utilizing supervisory assessment of their work to advance and adapt their identified career pathway.
  3. Incorporate life-long, work-based learning and assessment strategies throughout their professional career.

Course Activities and Design

This course follows Cooperative Education guidelines requiring 30 hours of supervised work in an approved worksite for every one credit earned. All Cooperative Education paperwork must be completed. In addition to their work experience, students submit reflective journals and summary final reports, and participate in an online discussion with other Gerontology interns.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Learning outcomes for this course are assessed on the basis of the work experience, reflection, self-assessment, and supervisor’s assessment of their work. Learning outcomes specific for each student are negotiated between the student and the worksite supervisor. Grade is based on a combination of all assessments.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

The specific content of the work experience depends upon each student’s internship and career goals.

INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS: Instructor qualifications for CE: Gerontology Internship are on file in the office of the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs.