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AUTO 290 - Internship in Automotive Level I Units: 1-6

The purpose of this course is to provide Automotive Industry Technicians with the opportunity to supplement course work with practical work experience related to the student's first three semesters of classroom and lab experiences. The course is an extension to and application of the classroom training through work experience under immediate supervision of experienced personnel at the industry work site. A qualified faculty member directly supervises the student's internship experience by working closely with the student and the employer through telephone contact, site visitations, student reports and reports from the student's supervisor. Credit is awarded (at a rate of 75 hours of work per credit) for the accomplishment of individualized specific occupational learning objectives written by the employer, student, and faculty member; maintenance of time sheets; and final project. Student grades will be assigned as a cooperative effort between the faculty member and the job supervisor.