Jun 19, 2018  
2018 - 2019 Catalog 
    
2018 - 2019 Catalog

Academic Career Experience - Certificate of Achievement


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Program Code: CBZ.35100

Academic Career Experience (ACE), commonly known as “Cooperative (Co-op) Education,” is an excellent example of a working partnership between employers and an educational institution. This integration of practical experience and academics results in a win-win situation for the student, the employer, and the College. Delta has long recognized the value of practical work experience to strengthen college programs and enhance student education.

Co-op is an academic program providing current Delta students the opportunity to gain valuable, real-life work experience related to their academic or career goals. The ACE Office will help students arrange part-time work schedules to accommodate their full- or part-time class schedules. Participating in co-op requires a one-year commitment from both the employer and the student. Students are required to work a minimum of 180 hours per semester (about 12 hours a week).

Participating in co-op benefits students in numerous ways:

  • Allows students to earn college credit while getting paid
  • Helps students gain hands-on work experience relevant to career goals
  • Establishes valuable professional contacts, which broadens job opportunities after graduation
  • Assists students in gaining professional work experience to build resume
  • Allows students to participate in ACE courses, which provide ongoing professional development
  • Provides a safe worksite free from discrimination and harassment
  • Encourages mentoring on a daily basis from professionals in the workplace

Total Semester Credits: 2


Total Semester Credits: 2


Fall Second Year:


Total Semester Credits: 2


Total Credits: 6


Notations


  1. To qualify for the program, all applicants must:
    1. Have a minimum of one year of studies remaining at Delta College before graduating or transferring.
    2. Be willing to make a minimum one-year commitment to an Academic Career Experience work assignment.
    3. Be a currently enrolled student at Delta College.
    4. Complete the online application process through the student Portal, portal.delta.edu
    5. Enroll in and successfully complete the required ACE courses once hired into an approved Academic Career Experience worksite.
  2. All classes must be completed with a grade of “B” (3.0) or better.
  3. Credit can be earned in ACE 201W , ACE 202W , ACE 203W  or ACE 204W  but not more than two courses (4 credits).
  4. All classes are key courses and must be completed within 5 years of completing certificate. Failure to complete within the stated time frame will require you to repeat this course. See Graduation Requirements  

 

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