The integration of academic experience with planned employment experiences that relate to a student's academic major or career goals. The work experience supplements and complements the curriculum.
Work-based learning featuring agreements between schools and employers to provide paid on-the-job training that relates to areas of study in school and that is based on objectives jointly developed by the schools and employers.
A program in which the student alternates between full-time college studies and full-time paid employment related to the area of study. Under this plan, the bachelor's degree often requires five years to complete.
Cooperative Education is an academic program for qualified students who would like to combine classroom study with academically related paid employment. "Co-op" creates opportunities for students locally in business, government, industry, and social service agencies.
An instructional program that is designed to complement the student's academic training with realistic on-the-job experiences.
A program through which a college student alternates periods of classroom instruction with periods of related employment.
An educational program where the student spends a portion of their education in a professional environment outside of the university. This type of education usually requires 5 years to complete.
A program allowing students to alternate periods of enrollment with employment.
A college program in which a student alternates between periods of full time study and full time employment in a related field. Students are paid for their work at the prevailing rate. Typically, five years are required to complete a bachelor's degree under the cooperative plan, but graduates have the advantage of having completed about a year's practical work experience in addition to their studies. Some colleges refer to this sort of program as work-study, but it should not be confused with the federally sponsored work-study program.
A college program that alternates between periods of full-time study and full-time employment in a related field. Students are paid for their work and gain practical experience in their major, which helps them apply for positions after graduation. It can take five years to obtain a baccalaureate degree through a co-op program.
A college program offered at many schools that combines periods of academic study with periods of paid employment related to the student's field of study. In most cases, participation will extend the time required to obtain a bachelor's degree to five years.
A college program that alternates terms of full-time study and full-time employment. While working, students usually have jobs related to their college major.
Colleges and universities pay students to work in a professional setting while attending school.
A program that provides for alternative class attendance and employment in business, industry, or government. Students are typically paid for their work. Under a cooperative plan, five years are normally required to complete a bachelor's degree, but graduates have the advantage of about a year's practical work experience in addition to their studies.
Cooperative education is specifically tailored so that your off-site work and your in-school education are covering the same topics. They are often set up so that you study for one semester, then work for a semester. Co-op students are often paid for their work and offered full-time positions after graduation. These tend to be more common in engineering and technical fields.
The opportunity to work in a full-time, paid position related to your field of study. Co-op is a formal component of many RIT programs. Co-op experiences are divided into "blocks" of one quarter each and do not carry credit. They should be carefully coordinated with the help of your adviser, the Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services and your employer. Registration is required.
a program that integrates classroom learning with semesters of paid practical work experience.
A program offered by many colleges in which students alternate periods of enrollment with periods of employment, usually paid, and that can lengthen the usual baccalaureate program to five years.
Cooperative education is a structured method of instruction whereby students alternate or coordinate their high school or postsecondary studies with a job in a field related to their academic or occupational objectives. Students and participating businesses develop written training and evaluation plans to guide instruction, and students receive course credit for both their classroom and work experiences. Credit hours and intensity of placements often vary with the course of study.
Programs that work with students, faculty, staff, and employers to help students clarify career and academic goals, and expand classroom study by allowing students to participate in paid, practical work experiences.
A program combining a specific program of study with related employment that allows college credit to be given for the work experience.
Many college programs offer paid opportunities to gain professional, full-time work experience while enrolled in college.
a program in which students spend a portion of their time in a professional environment outside of the university. The duration of a bachelorâ€™s program is usually five years.
In a cooperative education program, the student spends some time engaged in employment related to their major in addition to regular classroom study.
A program in which a student combines employment and study in a career field.
A structured method of combining academic education with practical work experience. Research indicates that one of the attributes employers value most in newly hired employees is work experience. A cooperative education experience, commonly know as a "co-op", provides academic credit for career work. Cooperative education is taking on new importance in school-to-work transition, service learning, and experiential learning initiatives.