|Location:||Career Center, 5th Floor Holland Centennial Commons|
Cooperative Education relates the classroom to the employment community. Those with a designated major and a vocational or career interest may be encouraged to locate employment that relates to classroom studies. If a student has approved employment, they may be eligible for academic credit based upon the completion of structured learning objectives. Cooperative Education is available in most majors and areas of study, but is also available for students who are uncertain about their major and who want to explore their options. Permission must be obtained from the Director of Cooperative Education, Jo Hickman before registration.
The General Cooperative Education course COOP 1800 is open to all students who are working but undecided in a major and/ or want to explore different types of work and receive on the job training. Eagerness, dependability, willingness, attitude, and human relation goals will be set along with other skills that would transfer to most any career or field of work. The same is true with students enrolled in discipline-specific co-op courses. Students in all co-op classes meet with the instructor and employer at the beginning of the course to determine objectives, number of credits hours, hours to work, and to sign a work agreement form.