WC1150 - Work Term I

The work term provides a unique learning experience in a real work place setting. Work terms must be program relevant, 12-16 weeks in duration, and be a normal work week in terms of at least 35 hours, remunerated (paid), and evaluated. Participation in the work term is determined through a competitive process and successful completion of all courses prior to the work term with a Grade Point Average of at least 2.00 is mandatory for work term eligibility. This work term follows the successful completion of semester 2. For most students, it represents their first professional work experience in a business environment and, as such, represents their first opportunity to evaluate their choice of pursuing a career in information technology. Students are expected to learn, develop, and demonstrate the high standards of behaviour and performance normally expected in the work environment. During the on-the-job experience, students develop their employability and technical skills, further enhancing their personal growth. The students are learning from the new network of contacts and widening their perception of life and career choices.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all courses in academic terms one and two with a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.00.

This course is offered in the following programs:
Programmer Analyst (Business) Co-op