CWT200 - Work Term II

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Subject Title
Work Term II

Subject Description
Co-operative education combines academic study with an employment work term. The employment is a practical application directed towards the student?s academic course of study. The co-operative education student is paid for their work experience, which is supervised and evaluated by a Registered Optician, Optometrist or Ophthalmologist whom must be registered with the College of Opticians as a Contact Lens Mentor. The Cooperative Education Coordinator will liaise with and/or visit co-operative education students while in the field, subject to geographic location.
Co-operative education gives students an opportunity to test skills learned in the classroom and expand their knowledge through related work experience. Employers are a key partner in this process and will be asked to evaluate the student?s performance while in the field.

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

On successful completion of the course, the student will have:

  1. Comply with the Guidelines for Professional Standards of Practice and policies determined by the College of Opticians of Ontario
  2. Communicate effectively with clients, supervisors, co-workers, and related health care practitioners
  3. Follow the accepted protocol for client assessment, interpretation of prescription, ordering and verification of contact lenses
  4. Demonstrate competence in dispensing contact lenses
  5. Demonstrate proficiency in the safe operation of optical instruments, tools and equipment

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.