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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

Getting Started

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.

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