Internship

Course Info 

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Course Description

This course must be paired with a CTE content course in Business and Information Technology.  At Edison Academy those courses are: 

  • Cyber: Database, Design and Management 1, Oracle

  • Cyber: Database, Design and Management 2, Oracle

  • Cyber: Routing and Switching 1A, Cisco

  • Cyber: Routing and Switching 1B, Cisco

  • Cyber: Routing and Switching 2A, Cisco

  • Cyber: Routing and Switching 2B, Cisco

  • Cyber: Computer Systems Technology 1A+

  • Cyber: Network Administration 1

  • Cyber: Network Administration 2

  • Cyber Security+ Capstone

Students must take both the Internship course and at least one of the courses listed above together in the same school year. 

An overview of the Internship course: 

  • Internship is a Work-Based Learning experience that places the student in a real workplace environment to develop and practice career-related knowledge and bring together skills and knowledge for a specific career field related to the student’s career interests, abilities, and goals.
  • An Internship Training Agreement must be in place which requires the support of the student, parent/guardian, and employer/business internship sponsor. 
  • Internships may be paid or unpaid with sponsoring organizations. 
  • Meaningful and authentic connections are made to classroom learning and accompanied by structured reflection activities.
  • Students participating in internships are guided by a formal, written training plan that defines specific academic and workplace skills to be mastered.
  • Course credit for internship experiences during the school year should be based upon the student’s successful completion of the course and continuous, satisfactory employment throughout the school year.
  • Students should achieve a minimum of 280 hours of internship experience with a sponsoring organization for the school year (70 hours per quarter). 
  • Student must secure their internship experience by October but preferably prior to the school year start date.. 

Class Features 

Business/Industry Mentoring and Supervision

Occupation Specific Work Based Learning Experience 

On-the-Job Training with Related Technical Classroom-based Instruction

Employability  and Occupational Skills