CO-OPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE

FOR BUS & IST TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS

 

 

 

WHAT IS CO-OPERATIVE EDUCATION?

 

Co-operative Education is an integration of academic study and career related work experience.It allows students to obtain a more realistic and meaningful educational experience.It allows students to test career choices, gain practical work experience, develop self-confidence and earn money, all while attending classes at Midlands Technical College.

 

 

HOW DOES CO-OPERATIVE EDUCATION WORK?

 

To qualify for the co-operative education program a student must have an overall 3.0 grade point average, have completed at least 12 semester hours of credit at Midlands Technical College, and have completed 12 semester hours of credit in their field of study, attend a mandatory orientation session (some programs may have additional requirements) and be approved by the Academic Co-op Advisor. INTERESTED STUDENTS MUST SEE THE CO-OP ADVISOR BEFORE ENROLLING IN CO-OP!ALL STUDENTS MUST CONTACT THE BUS/IST CO-OP ADVISOR BEFORE APPLYING FOR CO-OP POSITIONS.

 

Academic credit is awarded for learning, which occurs on the co-op job.Students will identify learning objectives and complete assignments.The Co-op Advisor will make work site visits and the job supervisor will be asked to evaluate the studentís work.

 

For additional information on co-op go to: http://www.midlandstech.com/ses/

 

 

http://www.midlandstech.edu/ses/coopedst.html(Students)

 

 

http://www.midlandstech.com/ses/coopedem.html (Employers)

 

Students interested in finding out more about the BUS & IST Co-op program should contact:

 

JANE NAPIER

BUS/IST FACULTY CO-OP ADVISOR

INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY

MIDLANDS TECHNICAL COLLEGE

PO BOX 2408

COLUMBIA, SC 29202

(803) 738-7709

(803) 738-7744 (FAX)

napierj@midlandstech.edu