Co-op Programs Receive Re-accreditation

August 20, 2013 - News Release

The University of Guelph had all 29 of its co-operative education programs up for review this summer by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE), and all 29 were granted immediate re-accreditation.

CAFCE is a national organization that examines co-op programs for the highest standards of achievement. It granted accreditation to the 29 programs this August and recommended that seven new programs also be given accreditation when they have their first graduates.

Those programs reviewed include degrees in the College of Biological Science, the College of Management and Economics, the College of Physical and Engineering Science, the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences and the Ontario Agricultural College.

“We are pleased that the review panel recognized the strong reputation and record of achievement of our co-op programs,” said Karen Reimer, Guelph’s director of co-operative education and career services. “These paid co-op programs provide students with valuable experience that integrates their academic and workplace learning, while developing valuable technical and workplace skills.”

The accreditation process reviews all aspects of co-op programming, delivery and administration, including job approvals, employment rates, student preparation, learning objectives, monitoring and assessment. All accreditations are for six years.

Guelph has had a co-op program for more than 30 years and last year, there were more than 2,000 students registered in the co-op program.

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