STEM 698DH: Cooperative Education in STEM

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2023
Credits: 4
Lab Hours: 0
Hours Arranged: 240
Prerequisite: Instructor permission; student must be eligible for the Citrus College Honors Program or obtain a recommendation from an Honors instructor.
Transferable to CSU: Yes
Transferable to UC: No
Grading Method: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Catalog Course Description

A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to a STEM discipline during an internship or volunteer experience. Credit may be accrued at the rate of 1 to 6 units per semester for a maximum of 16 units. Students must work 75 paid hours or 60 non-paid hours per unit earned. 240 lab hours arranged.

Course Objectives

  • Provide example(s) of how discipline-specific knowledge is applied in a work setting.
  • Demonstrate one or more discipline-specific skills acquired or improved during the experience.
  • List one or more career opportunities available in the discipline, and describe the duties and responsibilities of each position.
  • Prepare a technical report, poster, and/or oral presentation regarding learning outcomes using discipline-specific terminology.

Major Course Content

N/A  Student will arrange for hours at a work site.

Lab Content

N/A  Student will arrange for hours at a work site.

Hours Arranged Content

The specific content and methods of study may vary depending on the particular STEM discipline, but the following are common content areas:

  1. Participate in student orientation
  2. Read discipline-specific publication(s) in preparation for training site experience
  3. Develop resume and job search skills
  4. Participate in training-site learning setting
  5. Create formal presentation or paper to describe training-site activities and outcomes
  6. Communicate with working professionals to understand career pathways

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

Discipline-specific publications (primary publications and relevant review papers)

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Students will be required to provide a written summary, report, or poster to communicate learning outcomes of training-site experience. An oral presentation given using discipline-specific terminology may also be used for the communication component.

Examples of Outside Assignments

Students will be required to complete the following types of assignments: complete minimum hours of work, participate in training-site activities, and communicate with training-site colleagues in a professional manner. Students will be able to identify how discipline-specific concepts are applied to real-world projects. Student will be required to complete 60 hours of volunteer or 75 hours of paid work experience per credit.

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