BTW699 - Work Term

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Subject Title
Work Term

Subject Description
Co-op education is meant to provide learners with the opportunity to integrate academic learning with relevant work experience.  It reinforces academic learning by placing the student in a ?learn by doing? mode in a genuine business setting, and provides true context for all professional and liberal studies.  The work experience allows for the demonstration of communication skills and the application of technical knowledge related to the course of study.  The learner will gain an understanding of the different roles within an organization and the various management functions.

Credit Status
1 credit in the Bachelor of Informatics & Security  and the Bachelor of Software Development program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

• Initiate acquisition of new skills through the study of learned resources to become proficient in the technical environment
• Apply time management skills to meet assigned deadlines
• Maintain a log journal to record progress on work term learning contract
• Demonstrate effective interpersonal and team building skills
• Conduct demonstrations and presentations as required by management
• Conduct an informational interview with a professional in the field
• Appraise the structure of the organization and its established practices
• Demonstrate fulfillment of additional requirements identified in collaboration with the employer

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