The Cooperative Program, sometimes referred to as “Co-op”, is a student-internship program that integrates classroom instruction with planned and supervised work experience. This dynamic combination of classroom instruction with experiential learning allows students to effectively gain work experience prior to graduation. The program consists of both Cooperative Education, which occurs on campus, and Cooperative Training, which occurs off campus. In the Cooperative Education class, students participate in completing resumes, applications, interviews, personal development, related field trips and other projects. In Cooperative Training, students gain work experience by participating as a “trainee” at an off campus business organization. The training hours are generally during the afternoon school hours; however, there is some schedule flexibility.
Christopher A. Tenorio
Interim Cooperative Education Program Coordinator