Work-Based Learning (Co-Op Education)
Instead of earning credit by attending class in a traditional classroom setting, your work-based learning course lets you earn credit and gain experience by working with an employer in a position directly related to your field of study.
Work-based learning courses start at the beginning of every semester at Central Piedmont and are offered in over 40 programs. These opportunities range from full 16-week semesters to 8-week sessions. You will complete 160 hours for a one-credit class, or 320 hours for a two-credit class during the semester.
We encourage employers to pay you, but not all work-based learning experiences are paid. In some programs of study, the work experience must be unpaid due to licensure restrictions. You will work directly with a faculty coordinator while you are enrolled in your work-based learning class.