General Information on Cooperative Education and Internships
How does a co-op work?
There are two methods by which students may participate in a co-op: the alternating method or the parallel method. The alternating approach rotates students between periods of full-time employment and full-time schooling. The parallel approach allows students to work and attend school during the same period of time.
What benefits does cooperative education offer students?
Participation in a cooperative education program gives students the opportunity to:
How do students qualify to participate in a co-op?
Interested students must have completed a minimum of one semester at Seminole State College and have a grade point average of at least 2.5. They must currently have, or must obtain through the assistance of the co-op staff, a job that is related to their academic and career goals. Students seeking to register for co-op credit must be registered in Career Link.
How many credits hours can be earned through co-op?
Qualified students may register for one, two or three cooperative education credit hours per term. The number of co-op credits students can earn is based on degree requirements and the number of hours spent working in co-op positions.
What are students' responsibilities?
Students are required to:
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