Experiential Learning at The Centre For Arts, Design & Information Technology

Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning is an umbrella term used to cover all opportunities available to students to take part in sector-specific learning experiences. These opportunities can take place in a variety of settings including workplaces, simulation facilities, labs, shops, and studios in both educational, workplace and practice environments. They are a chance for students to experience their field or industry and learn what’s expected of them before graduating.

The Centre for Arts, Design & Information Technology has options for you depending on your program of study. 

School Of Computer Technology

At the School of Computer Technology, the following programs have a choice between co-op or work integrated project:

To Qualify for Co-op:

  • Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher by the end of semester 1.
  • Receive a B+ on the cover letter and resume assignment in the co-op prep course.
  • Student must secure a position related to their academic program outcomes and meet minimum/maximum required hours:
    • Unpaid co-op, 240 hours max
    • Paid co-op, minimum 360 hours

To Apply for Co-op:

  • Students in programs T431, T175/T475, T402, T405, and T440 will only have the option to register online for the Work Integrated Project course. Students who meet the qualifications will be registered manually by the college, contact the Field Education Office to be registered, at: Field.EducationSCT@georgebrown.ca
  • Students are provided access to pre-approved job postings through Blackboard.
  • If students choose to conduct a self-directed employment search, the posting must be approved by the Field Education Office before applying
    • Contact: Tyanne Fluke, Field Education Industry Liaison, Tyanne.Fluke@georgebrown.ca  
    • Note: Unapproved jobs that do not meet the academic program outcomes will not be qualified for co-op credit.

Important Dates:

  • Work Term Agreement Forms must be submitted to Field.EducationSCT@georgebrown.ca one week before the start of the third semester.
  • Last week to leave a Work Integrated Project is at the end of Week 1 of the third semester.
  • Last week to request to be registered for co-op is Week 7 of the third semester.
  • For students registering for co-op between Week 2-7 of the third semester, the student must also maintain their work integrated project commitment, and consult their program coordinator for accommodations. 

School Of Design

At the School of Design, the following programs have a mandatory field placement:

The following programs have an optional field placement:

To Qualify for Optional Field Placement:

  • Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher by the end of semester 4 for diploma programs, and semester 2 for post graduate programs. 
  • Other qualifications may apply dependant on the program of study, refer to program pages linked above for more details. 
  • Student must secure a position related to their academic program outcomes. 

To Apply for Field Placement Positions: 

  • Students are provided access to pre-approved job postings through Outcome.
  • If students choose to conduct a self-directed employment search, the posting must be approved by the Field Education Office before applying.
    • Contact: Theresa Kienitz, Field Education Coordinator, tkienitz@georgebrown.ca 
    • Note: Unapproved jobs that do not meet the academic program outcomes will not be qualified for field education credit.
  • Students registered for Field Placement are required to follow the Experiential Learning Student Conduct Guide

School Of Fashion & Jewellery

At the School of Fashion & Jewellery, the following programs have a mandatory field placement:

The following programs have an optional field placement:

To Qualify for Optional Field Placement:

  • Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher 
  • Student must secure a position related to their academic program outcomes 

To Apply for Field Placement Positions: 

  • Students are provided access to pre-approved job postings through Outcome.
  • If students choose to conduct a self-directed employment search, the posting must be approved by the Field Education Office before applying
    • Contact: Michelle Walc, Field Education Officer, mwalc@georgebrown.ca
    • Note: Unapproved jobs that do not meet the academic program outcomes will not be qualified for field education credit.
  • Students registered for Field Placement are required to follow the Experiential Learning Student Conduct Guide