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.

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

Please visit the Academic Integrity website to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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 Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.