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Program Requirements

Cooperative Education courses are required by the following majors:

Accounting students are required to take:

Designed to help students creatively plan their careers, the course covers self-assessment, career exploration and practical job search skills.

Typically, the course includes the following topics:

  • identifying and classifying needs, interests, values and skills;
  • researching occupational and organizational alternatives;
  • job search techniques and resources for employment;
  • resume and cover letter preparation;
  • and job interviewing and follow-up.

Students who are required to register for the classroom course CED 201, Career Planning, should do so after completing all remedial requirements and accumulating more than 12 credits. After accumulating 30 credits, including 9 credits in their major, students who are matriculated with a 2.0 GPA or higher may register for Internship I (See CED 300).

Interns can expect to perform various duties related to their major during the internship semester. Sample internship duties may include one or more of the following:

Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Auditing, Balancing, Bank Reconciliations, Billing, Budgeting, Cost Accounting, Debiting/Crediting, Financial Statements, General Ledger Entries, Journal Entries, Payroll, Posting, and Taxation while utilizing Accounting Computer Software Packages, Spreadsheet Programs, and a wide variety of general office skills.

They are required to complete a total of 4 credits in Cooperative Education. ACC students must have completed ACC 122 and ACC 222.

Business Management (Finance & Banking, General Management, Marketing, Travel & Tourism) students are required to take:

Each student intern is assigned to a coordinator (a faculty member in the Department of Cooperative Education) who is knowledgeable about the student's field. The coordinator helps the student secure internship placement and serves as the student's instructor and advisor during the field experience. In addition, the student has a unique opportunity to discuss and evaluate broader goals and career objectives on an individual basis. Cooperative Education interns are expected to: work fifteen (15) hours a week, complete a term project assigned by the coordinator, and be evaluated by the worksite supervisor. Most students work part-time, fifteen (15) hours per week, a minimum of 150 hours per semester, in a field related to their majors while remaining full-time students and receive two (2) academic credits. When possible, employers will offer interns a stipend or hourly pay. A student may accept a volunteer (non-paid) rather than a paid assignment in order to complete the necessary internship requirements.

They may also take CED 201 as an elective, however they are only required to complete a total of 2 credits in Cooperative Education. Business students must have completed two classes in a BUS concentration.

Small Business/Entrepreneurship students are required to take:

Interns can expect to perform various duties related to their major during the internship semester. Sample internship duties may include one or more of the following:

Data entry, providing customer service, developing advertising/marketing materials, recording financial transactions, processing travel reservations, promoting sales, conducting front desk operations, assisting in small business operations, and performing a variety of other business-related tasks.

They may also take CED 201 as an elective, however they are only required to complete a total of 2 credits in Cooperative Education. SBE students must have completed SBE 100 and SBE 200.

Computer Information Systems students are not required to take CED courses.

If a CIS student chooses to take an internship they are required to complete both CED courses.

Designed to help students creatively plan their careers, the course covers self-assessment, career exploration and practical job search skills.

Typically, the course includes the following topics:

  • identifying and classifying needs, interests, values and skills;
  • researching occupational and organizational alternatives;
  • job search techniques and resources for employment;
  • resume and cover letter preparation;
  • and job interviewing and follow-up.

Students who are required to register for the classroom course CED 201, Career Planning, should do so after completing all remedial requirements and accumulating more than 12 credits. After accumulating 30 credits, including 9 credits in their major, students who are matriculated with a 2.0 GPA or higher may register for Internship I (See CED 300).

Interns can expect to perform various duties related to their major during the internship semester. Sample internship duties may include one or more of the following:

Writing, modifying, testing and running programs; setting-up personal computers and peripherals, installing software and hardware for PC users, troubleshooting user problems, assisting with computer network maintenance; creating and maintaining databases and spreadsheets.

A CIS student who chooses not to do an internship must complete an additional BUS, CIS or CSC elective.

Video Arts and Technology students are required to take:

Designed to help students creatively plan their careers, the course covers self-assessment, career exploration and practical job search skills.

Typically, the course includes the following topics:

  • identifying and classifying needs, interests, values and skills;
  • researching occupational and organizational alternatives;
  • job search techniques and resources for employment;
  • resume and cover letter preparation;
  • and job interviewing and follow-up.

Students who are required to register for the classroom course CED 201, Career Planning, should do so after completing all remedial requirements and accumulating more than 12 credits. After accumulating 30 credits, including 9 credits in their major, students who are matriculated with a 2.0 GPA or higher may register for Internship I (See CED 300).

Each student intern is assigned to a coordinator (a faculty member in the Department of Cooperative Education) who is knowledgeable about the student's field. The coordinator helps the student secure internship placement and serves as the student's instructor and advisor during the field experience. In addition, the student has a unique opportunity to discuss and evaluate broader goals and career objectives on an individual basis.

Cooperative Education interns are expected to: work fifteen (15) hours a week, complete a term project assigned by the coordinator, and be evaluated by the worksite supervisor. Most students work part-time, fifteen (15) hours per week, a minimum of 150 hours per semester, in a field related to their majors while remaining full-time students and receive two (2) academic credits. When possible, employers will offer interns a stipend or hourly pay. A student may accept a volunteer (non-paid) rather than a paid assignment in order to complete the necessary internship requirements.

They are required to complete a total of 4 credits in Cooperative Education. Students must have completed two VAT production classes.

Liberal Arts, Writing and Literature, Business Administration and Public Service students are not required to take CED courses.

However, they may choose to take one or both of the following.

Designed to help students creatively plan their careers, the course covers self-assessment, career exploration and practical job search skills.

Typically, the course includes the following topics:

  • identifying and classifying needs, interests, values and skills;
  • researching occupational and organizational alternatives;
  • job search techniques and resources for employment;
  • resume and cover letter preparation;
  • and job interviewing and follow-up.

Students who are required to register for the classroom course CED 201, Career Planning, should do so after completing all remedial requirements and accumulating more than 12 credits. After accumulating 30 credits, including 9 credits in their major, students who are matriculated with a 2.0 GPA or higher may register for Internship I (See CED 300).

Interns can expect to perform various duties related to their major during the internship semester. Sample internship duties may include one or more of the following:

  • Interns will enhance and develop editorial, counseling or communication skills;
  • sales, marketing, or computer skills;
  • design, record-keeping, or research skills;
  • government and public service.

It is recommended that Liberal Arts, Writing and Literature, Business Administration and Public Service students complete both CED courses. Liberal Arts students must offer sufficient academic or life experience in the area in which they wish to intern.

Please note: Because of strong competition for internships in New York City and the brevity of the summer semester, non-required internships are not offered in the summer semester.

Multimedia Programming and Design students - includes MMA, MMP and MMV - are required to take:

Interns can expect to perform various duties related to their major during the internship semester. Sample internship duties may include one or more of the following:

Creating animated presentations; developing storefront websites for clients; implementing designs to be incorporated into a web page; designing magazine covers, business cards, collages, posters and other publicity items through the application of a range of graphics software such as PhotoShop, Director, Adobe Illustrator, Fireworks, and Freehand.

They may also take CED 201 as an elective, however they are only required to complete a total of 2 credits in Cooperative Education. MMA, MMP and MMV students must have completed MMP 100, MMP 200, and MMP 220 or VAT 171, or ART 215, 225 or 235.

Office Automation students are required to take:

Designed to help students creatively plan their careers, the course covers self-assessment, career exploration and practical job search skills.

Typically, the course includes the following topics:

  • identifying and classifying needs, interests, values and skills;
  • researching occupational and organizational alternatives;
  • job search techniques and resources for employment;
  • resume and cover letter preparation;
  • and job interviewing and follow-up.

Students who are required to register for the classroom course CED 201, Career Planning, should do so after completing all remedial requirements and accumulating more than 12 credits. After accumulating 30 credits, including 9 credits in their major, students who are matriculated with a 2.0 GPA or higher may register for Internship I (See CED 300).

Each student intern is assigned to a coordinator (a faculty member in the Department of Cooperative Education) who is knowledgeable about the student's field. The coordinator helps the student secure internship placement and serves as the student's instructor and advisor during the field experience. In addition, the student has a unique opportunity to discuss and evaluate broader goals and career objectives on an individual basis.

Cooperative Education interns are expected to: work fifteen (15) hours a week, complete a term project assigned by the coordinator, and be evaluated by the worksite supervisor. Most students work part-time, fifteen (15) hours per week, a minimum of 150 hours per semester, in a field related to their majors while remaining full-time students and receive two (2) academic credits. When possible, employers will offer interns a stipend or hourly pay. A student may accept a volunteer (non-paid) rather than a paid assignment in order to complete the necessary internship requirements.

They are required to complete a total of 4 credits in Cooperative Education. Office Automation students must complete two classes in Office Administration.

Office Operations students are required to take:

Each student intern is assigned to a coordinator (a faculty member in the Department of Cooperative Education) who is knowledgeable about the student's field. The coordinator helps the student secure internship placement and serves as the student's instructor and advisor during the field experience. In addition, the student has a unique opportunity to discuss and evaluate broader goals and career objectives on an individual basis.

Cooperative Education interns are expected to: work fifteen (15) hours a week, complete a term project assigned by the coordinator, and be evaluated by the worksite supervisor. Most students work part-time, fifteen (15) hours per week, a minimum of 150 hours per semester, in a field related to their majors while remaining full-time students and receive two (2) academic credits. When possible, employers will offer interns a stipend or hourly pay. A student may accept a volunteer (non-paid) rather than a paid assignment in order to complete the necessary internship requirements.

They may also take CED 201 as an elective, however they are only required to complete a total of 2 credits in Cooperative Education. Office Operations students who choose to take an internship must complete two classes in Office Administration.

 

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