Cooperative Education: More than a Job
Cooperative education is about more than meeting a graduation requirement. Often it is one of the most fulfilling aspects of your educational experience at Cincinnati State. Co-op gives students the opportunity to:
- Gain on-the-job training and skills
- Apply classroom learning in a real-world setting
- Make connections with potential future employers
- Earn a paycheck to help offset educational costs
- Clarify career choices and learn about opportunities in the field
Students must meet some basic requirements in order to participate in the co-op program. These prerequisites vary depending on your degree or major, but generally require that a student:
- Be admitted into a program/major
- Meet with an academic advisor
- Complete required pre-co-op courses such as BUS 190, CIT 190, or HUM 190 (as applicable, depending on your degree or major)
- Maintain an overall GPA of at least 2.0 (Some employers require a higher GPA)
- Complete a co-op orientation
- Meet with a co-op coordinator
Questions About Co-op?
For more information about co-op requirements, positions, and other questions check out our Co-op Student FAQ.