College Heights Coop Course Descriptions
GLC2O1 CAREER STUDIES – Open (0.5 credit to go with CHV201)
This course teaches students how to develop and achieve personal goals for future learning, work, and community involvement. Students will assess their interests, skills, and characteristics and investigate current economic and workplace trends, work opportunities, and ways to search for work. The course explores post-secondary learning and career options, prepares students for managing work and life transitions, and helps students focus on their goals through the development of a career plan.
This course includes a two-week Work Experience. Students work at a job site, in the field of their choice, to further explore the realities of work. They are able to develop some employability skills and gain valuable work experience.
GLD2O/GLD2OC – DISCOVERING THE WORKPLACE – Open
This course provides students with opportunities to discover and develop the workplace essential skills and work habits required to be successfully employed. Students will develop an understanding of work through practical hands-on experiences in the school and in the community, using real workplace materials. They investigate occupations of
interest through experiential learning opportunities, such as worksite visits, job shadowing, work experience, simulations, and entrepreneurial projects. This course helps students make plans for continued learning and work.
The intention of this half day off-site program is to teach students community-based values while allowing them to discover a safe learning and working environment. We want our students to develop an understanding of their role in our community with positive work skills and ethics.
Off-site work locations may include:
- Ignatius Jesuit Centre of Guelph – farming, apple orchard, forestry
- Blue Haven Farms – feeding livestock and planting organic crops
- Green Legacy – planting and transplanting trees
- Habitat for Humanity Restore – sorting and organizing items for sale
Prerequisite: Recommendation of principal
GWL3O & GWL3OC – DESIGNING YOUR FUTURE – Open
This integrated two-credit course prepares students to make successful transitions to post-secondary work and education or training. Students will explore the realities and opportunities of the modern workplace, while refining their skills and learning how to manage their careers. Students will target appropriate post-secondary education or training options and begin to implement an action plan for post-secondary success, including development of an employability skills portfolio. Students will be required to spend the first three weeks of class in school on course curriculum related to job issues such as managing change, business trends, impact of technology, and future outlooks for jobs.
GLN4O and GLN4OC GUIDANCE CO-OP (2 Credits) NAVIGATING THE WORKPLACE – Open
This integrated two credit course package prepares students for successful transitions to post-secondary work and education or training. Students will have opportunities to develop the workplace essential skills and work habits required for success in all types of workplaces. Students will explore occupations and careers of interest through participation in real workplace experiences (e.g. information interviews, co-op work experiences). They will make plans for continued learning and work, work with others to design learning experiences, and investigate the resources and support required to make a smooth transition to their post secondary destination. Students will be required to spend the first five weeks in class, working on course curriculum related to job readiness and will return to class for one half day a week after that for lessons focusing on job related issues and further development of essential skills. The GLN Co-Op course best serves those students with challenging needs who require the development
of specific employability skills prior to entering the world of work.
Prerequisite: None (Students are encouraged to speak to a Guidance Counsellor.)