Requirements for co-op credit
Yes, WE Accelerate counts for a co-op credit! Eligible students who participate in WE Accelerate will earn a flexible work term credit that counts toward their co-op degree designation. Your co-op work term history will list your WE Accelerate term just like any other co-op work term. Similar to a co-op work term, you'll receive an overall student performance evaluation rating at the end of your WE Accelerate experience.
Each WE Accelerate stream involves industry collaborator-led skill development work, project work and career curriculum components. Together, these add up to the ~280 hours required for a flexible work term credit. This means that you don’t need to search for any additional work on top of what’s included in your WE Accelerate stream.
Students must complete the following WE Accelerate components to earn a flexible work term credit:
- ~60 hours of career curriculum delivered by the Centre for Career Development (two parts, beginning and end).
- ~100 hours of skill development content and activities provided by the industry collaborator for your stream.
- ~120 hours of project work by an industry collaborator (working in teams of five, you must receive at least a "marginal performance" on your project evaluation).
As per the guidelines for assessment listed in our frequently asked questions, WE Accelerate will monitor your progress in each one of these components to ensure you complete each.
Please note: Depending on your academic program’s study/work sequence, you must complete a minimum of three standard work terms plus an additional one to three work terms that meet standard or flexible work term criteria to graduate. For more information about flexible work terms, visit the co-op roles and responsibilities webpage or reach out to your co-op advisor.