The Cooperative Education Program assists students in their career choices by providing the opportunity to explore and gain practical, hands-on experience in a variety of vocational and workplace settings. Students are able to combine and apply theoretical classroom knowledge to the realities of the workplace, gaining a better and more informed understanding of a particular career path. Up to four Cooperative Education credits may be earned, with a maximum of two credits for workplace environment. The program includes both in-class sessions (pre-and post-placement) and actual hands on workplace experience and duties. Placement supervisors are encouraged to expect, within reason, the same level of responsibility and performance from the student as from a similarly prepared and trained employee.