CO-OP Programming

This program is recommended for secondary students who wish to gain up to two credits through experiential learning.  This program combines online asynchronous/flex-time instruction with on-site practical work experience.  Students can explore future careers or fulfil co-op requirements for Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) programs.  


Students are required to find their own cooperative work placements within Durham Region before June 28, 2023. It is NOT the responsibility of the home school to assist with securing cooperative work placements. Placements must be available from July 7 to Aug 4, 2023, 8 hours per day between the hours of 8:00 and 5:00 PM. Shutdowns or vacations cannot be accommodated.  Students are responsible for providing their own electronic equipment and a stable internet connection (see technology notes in the FAQ).  Students are required to provide their own transportation to and from placement.


Note: This program is open to current DDSB students only. This program is not open to grade 8 students reaching ahead – students must have completed at least one year of secondary education to be eligible. 


For adult students (18 years of age and older) who currently have paid employment, please explore our Co-op Works program. 



July 4 – Aug 4, 2023 (Hybrid Days: July 4, 5, 6, 202 + one other defined by teacher)



Placements must occur between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM (8-hour shifts)

Classes and placements are Monday to Friday only (alternate schedules cannot be accommodated)


See course options in our Course Catalog

Still have Questions? – see our FAQs


*Disclaimers:  Durham Continuing Education reserves the right to revise, limit, or cancel programming.  DCE is not responsible if a home school will not add a credit to the student transcript because it was taken without permission or without applicable pre-requisites. 


 Please check back often. Updated information will be posted as it becomes available.