NVCC 1996-1997 Catalog

Cooperative Education

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Cooperative Education bridges the gap between theory and practice by providing 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:

  1. Be program placed in a degree or certificate program which offers co-op experience.

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

  3. Have completed a minimum of two courses in your major area of study.

  4. Have a 2.00 or better grade point average.

  5. Obtain divisional approval after a review of your academic/employment record and a determination of your potential for success in a Co-op position.

Before registering for Co-op, you must have written approval from a faculty member in your curriculum and be hired by an approved Co-op employer.

Credit earned in Cooperative Education courses may be used to substitute for up to 10 credits of course work in selected degree programs with the approval of your faculty advisor, may be used for elective credit, or earned as additive credit.

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