Get Ahead with Co-op, Internships, and Clinicals
Since its beginning, Cincinnati State has emphasized the value of integrating cooperative work experience with academic coursework. The College’s high graduate employment rate speaks directly to Cincinnati State’s commitment to providing quality education enriched by on-the-job training. Students encounter “real-world” job demands, helping to clarify their career choices and to promote independence and responsibility in the workplace. Most co-op experiences are paid placements that permit students to earn while learning. The College has been recognized nationally for its extensive cooperative education program. More than 600 area employers provide placements for Cincinnati State students who devote at least one semester of their program of study to applying the knowledge they have acquired in the lab and in the classroom.
What is co-op?
Cooperative Education, or co-op, is a partnership between academics and industry. Co-op students earn academic credit while gaining paid workplace experience in their field of study. Co-op students represent an excellent source of highly motivated personnel as they are training to enter the field in which they are working. For participating employers, the co-op/internship students are a cost effective approach to help meet staffing and human resource needs. Most view co-op/internship students as sound investments for the future.
All four divisions of Cincinnati State require some form of cooperative education, experiential learning or clinical experience.
What is Internship?
Some divisions in the college also allow students to complete an internship. Interns participate in an unpaid field learning experience related to their career goals. Students must adhere to degree program internship policies and procedures to earn credit.
This site has been designed for our important co-op partners – the student, employer and college community.