Cooperative Education provides the opportunity for you to apply
the concepts and skills learned in the classroom to a job situation.
The professional and technical experience you gain through Cooperative
Education establishes a record of performance in your career
field and eases your entry into a permanent career position.
Over 80% of the Cooperative Education graduates remain with their
Co-op employers upon graduation. If you Co-op with a federal
government agency, you can be retained non-competitively in a
permanent position upon graduation.
To be eligible to participate in Cooperative Education courses,
you must have:
1. Declared a major in a degree or certificate program that
offers co-op experience.
2. Completed 15 semester hours of college work or the equivalent,
including transfer credit.
3. Completed a minimum of two courses in your major area of study.
4. Obtained a 2.00 or better grade point average.
5. Obtained divisional approval after a review of your academic/employment
record and a determination of your potential for success in a
In order to enroll in a cooperative education course, you must
first visit the College Co-op Education Office, located at the
Annandale Campus, to obtain the co-op guidelines and the list
of materials you will need to submit to be considered for the
co-op program. The Cooperative Education Office will register
you directly for the course. In addition, you must submit a co-op
contract signed by the employer and have faculty approval before
the Co-op Office can register you for the program. Questions
may be directed to the College Cooperative Education Office at
703-323-2432 or e-mail email@example.com. For specific information
on the Co-op process, you should access the Co-op Web site directly
Credit earned in Cooperative Education courses may be used
to substitute up to 10 credits of course work in selected
programs with the approval of your faculty advisor, used for
elective credit, or earned as additive credit.