Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Internship / Cooperative Education

 Title Abbreviation:   BUS INTERNSHIP

 Department:    BUS

 Course #:    199

 Credits:    15

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    22.5

 CIP:    521401

 EPC:    245

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Supervised work experience in the field providing practical experience in the operations and methods of business. The internship will augment the classroom learning by applying skills and knowledge learned in a real business setting. Students will be supervised by business professionals who are experienced practitioners in the field, and will practice the work skills required to be successful in their chosen field. In partnership with the instructor and the supervisor, students will develop learning objectives to achieve during the internship/work experience.


Prerequisite: Instructor permission required.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 0

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 495

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Design learning contracts developed on a quarterly basis.
  2. Demonstrate marketable job skills and on-the-job experience.
  3. Demonstrate career competency and make business connections.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.5 Effectively integrate and use information ethically and legally to accomplish a specific purpose.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.4 Evaluate decisions by analyzing outcomes and the impact of actions.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.

Course Contents

  1. Typical learning objectives will include emphasis on the following:
    • Self-development.
    • Interpersonal skills.
    • How to get along with employer/co-workers.
    • Technical skills related to the job.
    • The practical side of the world of work.
    • Work ethics.
    • Diversity in the workplace.
    • Legal issues relating to employment.
    • Learning in a real business world context.