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Work Experience (Co-op) Education and Internships

Work Experience (Co-op) Education and Internships Program Description

Program Description

Cooperative Work Experience Education (Co-op) is a unique, experiential, academic program that allows individuals to apply what they've learned in the classroom to a work environment. Upon completion of their Co-op experience, students may earn 1-4 units of transferable credit with a letter grade.

Co-op serves: College interns, volunteers, and employees. It is also one of several Living Skills graduation requirements for an associate degree.

Co-op Internships and Opportunities
Internships and volunteer experiences provide an opportunity for students to obtain work experience in their major. This activity assists students to develop technical skills, check out career choices, build confidence, network with people in the field, and transition for entry into a competitive labor market.

Interested students must apply two or more weeks before classes start and are required to participate in a weekly career management orientation. College credit is earned and internships may be paid or non-paid.

Co-op also assists our busy employed students who are interested in advancing within their existing work environment. Through Co-op and the approval of the student's employer supervisor, students can apply what they have learned in the classroom to their job.

College credit is earned.

Transferable courses may or may not satisfy lower division major preparation, general education, and/or elective requirements. Please meet with a counselor for specific transfer course evaluation.

For information about the student learning outcomes for this program, see