ERIC Number: ED189417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Cooperative Education in Community Colleges of Arizona.
Arizona State Board of Directors for Junior Colleges, Phoenix.
This document presents the results of a project to improve and clarify the Cooperative Education curricula offered by the community colleges of Arizona. The first section overviews cooperative education by discussing and/or defining concepts related or inherent to cooperative education: relevancy, skills application and skills development, alternate and parallel plans, coordination, employment/training, student participation, and advantages to students, employers, and the college. A glossary is divided into terms related to cooperative education and terms not related to cooperative education. The definitions given are an attempt at a common terminology for Arizona Community Colleges. The next part presents these exhibits: a list of minimum requirements to qualify for cooperative education funding and blank and sample application forms for approval of programs in cooperative education. A final section summarizes innovative methods for implementing cooperative education at five Arizona community colleges: Maricopa, Mohave, Pima, Navajo, and Cochise Community College Districts. Emphases include procedures for assigning semester credit hours, methods for phasing on-the-job work experience with a related vocational class, and student qualifications for entering the program. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Community Colleges, Cooperative Education, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Curriculum Development, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Eligibility, Financial Support, Glossaries, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Skill Development, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Student Participation, Two Year Colleges, Vocabulary, Work Experience
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arizona Occupational Research Coordinating Unit, Phoenix.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Board of Directors for Junior Colleges, Phoenix.