What is COOP1000?

*Please note that COOP1000 is not required for Graduate Students*

COOP1000 is a 7 module, 10-week, non-credit online course designed to help new Co-op students build requisite employability skills. These include:

  • Identifying and marketing your skills and achievements
  • Writing effective resumes and cover letters
  • Preparing for industry-specific interviews
  • Planning and executing a successful independent job search
  • Transitioning from school to the world of work
  • Professional ethics and safety

Course Schedule

Please note that students must have applied to Co-op directly from high school or via our website by the proper deadline in order to be considered for admission to the program. Students who meet Co-op’s eligibility requirements will be emailed and given access to register in COOP 1000. This communication will take place by mid-August for the fall offering of COOP1000, and by mid-late January for the winter session.

The timing of the course is dependent on your academic program and when your first work term is scheduled. In all cases, COOP 1000 must be completed at least two semesters prior to your first work term.

FallThe fall section of COOP1000 is intended for students whose first Co-op work term will take place in the summer.

Winter: The winter section of COOP1000 is ONLY intended for students who plan on completing their first Co-op work term in the fall or following winter based on their pre-determined work-study pattern.

Once a student has registered in COOP1000, the first of four Co-op admin fees will be applied to their account. Please see our Program Cost page for detailed fee information.

Course Evaluation

During COOP1000, you will work through 7 modules. Each of the 7 modules for COOP1000 has associated assignments and quizzes that MUST be completed and passed in order to obtain a satisfactory grade (SAT) in the course. You will have 10 weeks to complete the course requirements.

COOP1000 will be graded as SAT or UNS.

Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory performance in an ungraded program requirement or option has no impact on the CGPA calculation. However, students must be aware that if they are receiving academic scholarships, a grade of Unsatisfactory (UNS) may negatively impact continued eligibility for the scholarship. For more details about this regulation, please contact the Awards Office directly.