A Partnership Between You...BCCC & Employer...
Cooperative Education at BCCC
is a unique plan of educational enrichment. It is designed to make a student’s educational experience more relevant and meaningful by integrating classroom study with planned and supervised practical experience in industrial, business, governmental, or service type work positions.
Who is eligible for Co-op?
Cooperative Education is available to all degree-seeking students whose curriculum requires or allows as an option a work experience component. Work-study students are eligible if work relates to their program of study. To participate, students…
- Must be employed in a new learning experience that directly relates to their program of study;
- Must work at least an average of 10 hrs./week for 1 credit hour, 20 hrs./week for 2 credit hours, or 30 hrs./week for 3 credit hours;
- Cannot work for family or be supervised by a family member, or be self employed;
- Cannot Co-op in their first semester.
Some of the programs which currently allow a work experience component are:
- Automotive Systems Technology
- Mechanical Engineering Technology
- Mechanical Engineering Technology/Drafting and Design
- Electrical Engineering Technology
- Electronics Engineering Technology
- Heavy Equipment and Transport Technology/Construction Equipment
- Human Services Technology/Social Services
- Welding Technology
- Prove the practical value of studies;
- Improve chances for permanent employment;
- Increase appreciation for quality and variety of education;
- Build human relations skills and develop professional work habits;
- Provide monetary assistance and offset the cost of college expenses, while earning college credit;
- Prove helpful when choosing a vocation or career.
Students who are interested in cooperative education should speak with their faculty advisor about the qualifications for CO-OP in their program of study. If you qualify, download and complete the following documents. Call the Career Center at 940-6353, and make an appointment to meet and discuss your opportunities for cooperative education.
- Provide a recruitment and training program;
- Create closer ties between business world and educational community;
- Provide excellent source of temporary and potentially permanent manpower;
- Observe potential employees under actual working conditions without long-term commitment;
- Provide employers with an opportunity to share in student development of public and professional responsibility, and work ethic.
Employers who are interested in providing students a worksite for Cooperative Education can either contact the Career Center for more information, or complete the following form and submit it directly to the Career Center.
Employment Opportunity (electronic form)
For More Information Contact:
Building 4, Room #102A