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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog

INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS -- Cooperative Education and Internships

Cooperative Education and Internship courses provide 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. 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 or Internship courses, you must:


Have declared a major in a NOVA degree or certificate program .


Have successfully completed 15 semester hours of college work or the equivalent, including transfer credit.


Have successfully completed a minimum of two courses in your major area of study at NOVA.


Have obtained a 2.00 or better grade point average.


Have obtained divisional approval after a review of your academic/employment record and a determination of your potential for success in a Co-op position or internship.

Credit earned in Cooperative Education and Internship courses may be used as a substitute for up to 10 credits of course work in selected degree programs if approved by your faculty advisor, used for elective credit, or earned as additive credit.  For more information,  go to http://www.nvcc.edu/academics/co-op/index.html.