Cooperative education, or co-op, has been an integral part of the curriculum at Cincinnati State since its founding in 1969. Cincinnati State was the first two-year college in the U.S. to establish a mandatory co-op program, and one of the first institutions inducted into the Cooperative Education Hall of Honor.
The co-op program at Cincinnati State today boasts relationships with more than 500 employers in the Greater Cincinnati area and across the country.
For students, co-op is an opportunity to extend classroom learning to the workplace - while earning a paycheck. Successful co-op experiences often lead to job offers upon graduation.
Co-op employers have the opportunity to tailor 15-week job assignments that meet their workforce needs while providing a meaningful learning experience to students.