May 19, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog 
  
2019-2020 Catalog

Alternative Methods of Instruction


Independent Study, Cooperative Experience, Internship and Occupational Experience

Some PCC programs offer independent study, cooperative experience (COOP), internship or occupational experience courses. Internship and occupational experience courses are usually offered off campus; however, these courses maintain the same standards and provide the same quality of education as courses taken on campus.

Independent study, COOP, internship and occupational experience courses must meet the following conditions:

  1. The courses form part of an approved curriculum which is required for graduation.
  2. The assigned credit value and contact time in class are in compliance with state guidelines and are the same as on-campus courses.
  3. The courses are graded with the same criteria used for on-campus courses.
  4. The courses have appropriate assignments with an outlined course of study.
  5. While student supervision may be conducted by job-site officials, the course of study is supervised and controlled by PCC and not by those officials.
  6. The course requires that there will be regular communication between the student and instructor.

Contact an academic advisor if you are interested in this form of instruction.