Prospective Co-op Employers
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 has passed the test of time; it has been in place for more than 30 years and today boasts relationships with more than 600 employers in Greater Cincinnati.
Each employer has the opportunity to tailor 15-week job assignments to meet its workforce needs while providing a meaningful experience for the student.
Please examine some of the benefits of becoming a co-op employer:
- co-op employment is cost effective in meeting immediate and long-term human resource needs.
- co-op provides an opportunity to evaluate potential employees.
- co-op students are qualified to fill many entry-level professional positions.
- co-op partnerships allow employers to build a pipeline for hiring and promoting employees.
- co-op increases your workforce visibility without the need to advertise.
Cincinnati State offers the following co-op options:
- Student works 32 to 40 hours per week during the academic semester.
- Students register for “Full-time” section of co-op for their major. This is a 2 credit hour course.
- Student works 20 to 31 hours a week during the academic semester.
- Students register for the “Part-time” section of co-op for their major. This is a 1 credit hour course.
- The student remains for 2 or more consecutive semesters with the same co-op employer.
- Students alternate between semesters of work and school. Students return to school following their co-op. Many times this position is shared with a second student who works while the other is in school. They alternate semesters and share a single co-op position for the same employer.
Contact a co-op coordinator for more information on what options are offered for the majors related to your industry.
Whom do I contact at Cincinnati State to establish a co-op program or post a co-op position?
Each of Cincinnati State’s four academic divisions (Business Technologies, Center for Innovative Technologies, Health and Public Safety, Humanities and Sciences) has full-time co-op coordinators assigned to specific degree programs. If you are an employer interested in posting a co-op position, or if you would like more information about the program, please contact the co-op coordinator for the academic program that is related to your industry.
Click Here to complete a co-op job posting.
- Provide new hire orientation
- Supervise student’s work
- Compensate students for their work
- Participate in the site visit with the student’s Co-op Coordinator
- Evaluate student’s work performance