Cooperative Education (Co-op) is an academic class, where a student applies classroom learning in the workplace. Students are placed in jobs directly related to their field of study and work a specified number of hours over the semester in order to complete their Co-op and receive class credit. Co-op is very similar to an internship, and the term is used interchangeably at some colleges and universities.
Co-op starts at the beginning of every semester at CPCC (August, January, and May). Please call our office 4-8 weeks prior to start the recruiting process.
Co-op is offered in 43 Approved Programs of study.
Getting started is easy!
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- Review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for employers.
Review the Apprenticeship and Workplace Learning Resource Guide for additional information.
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