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COOPERATIVE EDUCATION & WORK-BASED LEARNING

Cooperative Education & Work-Based Learning

Cooperative Education: Definition
Kaisha Konda

Cooperative Education is an academic program that allows students to connect academic knowledge with the business and professional world. Co-op expands learning experiences through paid employment in a supervised, educational work setting related to the student’s major field of study or career focus.

A cooperative education position is multi-semester with in-state and out-of-state opportunities. Enrollment is required and credit may be awarded. Co-op positions range from a minimum of 15 up to 40 hours of work a week.