Tips for a Successful Co-op

TIP 1.

Watch LCC’s online orientation video and review your Student Information Package.

TIP 2.

Understand your academic requirements. Students who do not complete the academic requirements of their study term are not eligible for the co-op work term.

TIP 3.

Prepare for your co-op work term. Take advantage of LCC’s free job support services and arrange your co-op placement.

TIP 4. 

Stay on top of your paperwork. During your work experience component you are required to submit reports and documents.

Details below!

Find our Career Co-op resources here

Student Information Package

All co-op students are encouraged to review the Student Information Package at the beginning and end of their study term so that they understand the expectations and requirements of their co-op program.

Academic requirements

Academic requirements for Diploma Programs: 80%+ attendance required. 70%+ score for weekly tests, presentations and assignments.

Academic requirements for Elective Programs: 80%+ attendance required.

Prepare for your co-op work term

  • Ensure you have medical insurance. Co-op students are responsible for purchasing and maintaining valid medical insurance for the entire duration of their program. The Medical Services Plan (MSP) is a mandatory health insurance plan for everyone who lives in British Columbia (BC) for six months or longer. Apply for MSP online immediately after you arrive.
  • Schedule a free interview and resume consultation. LCC’s interview & resume consultations are an opportunity for co-op students to gain the skills necessary to successfully enter the Canadian workforce. Students receive useful interview tips and can have their resume and cover letter reviewed. Information about co-op employers and upcoming job fairs are also provided.
  • Meet with a Co-op Advisor. One month before you before you finish studying, contact the Co-op Coordinator at coopwork@lcc.issbc.org to talk about arranging your co-op work placement.


Complete your co-op work term reports.
During your work term you are required to submit reports and documents as part of your academic requirements. Students will be emailed copies of these reports during their study term. Please make sure you understand all of the documents prior to starting your work experience.

Work Experience Reports

Before you begin your co-op work term, submit a copy of the Co-op Work Experience Agreement. This agreement needs to be approved by the college before your co-op work experience can begin.

Every month while you are working

you need to submit your Work Experience Time Sheet and Work Experience Monthly Progress Report.

At the end of your co-op work term

ask your Manager or Supervisor to complete and submit your Work Placement Evaluation Form.

Career co-op post-work tutorial

When you have submitted all of the above documents you need to schedule a career co-op post-work tutorial.

Tutorial Requirements

Career co-op tutorials must be completed before your program end date. Students need to complete a tutorial in order to successfully complete their co-op program. To schedule a co-op tutorial please email: coopwork@lcc.issbc.org