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Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education opportunities are highly cost-effective approaches to supplementing your existing workforce and evaluating potential hires. Co-op assignments are paid employment experiences that enable students to earn college credit while providing valuable services to your organization.

How does cooperative education work?

Cooperative Education staff will meet with you and explain the program. Together, you'll identify and develop appropriate co-op jobs that benefit both you and the student. Only students who have been carefully screened will be referred to you as prospective candidates. You select the student to be hired and inform the co-op office of your selection. Following placement, MTC Co-op Coordinators will make periodic site visits and solicit supervisor input to evaluate the student's progress.

What are the student's responsibilities?

Besides gaining valuable work experience, participating students earn academic credit that counts toward their degree and grade point average. Students complete assignments and objectives as part of their experience. The supervisors’ evaluations are a significant portion of the student’s grade.

Approved Technologies 

The majors listed below are sponsored for the cooperative education experience:

  • Accounting
  • Administrative Office Technology
  • Architectural Engineering Technology
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Computer Technology
  • Electronic Engineering Technology
  • Machine Tool Technology
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Network Systems Management

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Employer’s Internship Guide

Good help is hard to find. One way to gain great new employees on a temporary basis or to groom them for permanent employment is to have our highly motivated students intern with your company. Contact us for more information about hiring MTC students as interns.

What is an Internship?

An internship is a cost-effective approach to supplementing an employer’s existing workforce while providing a student with valuable “hands-on” work experience related to their field of study. Students can apply classroom knowledge, bring their talents to the business, and earn money as well. The employer has the opportunity to develop and evaluate a potential employee. It is a win-win situation for both.

How long is a typical Internship?

In order for a student to gain valuable on-the-job experience, internships typically are 10 weeks at minimum with many lasting much longer – a summer, a year, or multiple semesters? The hours can be from 15 to 40 per week depending on the specific internship. The employer and the student work together to determine a mutually beneficial schedule that allows for flexibility with classes and exams.

What types of Internships are there?

Internships come in all shapes and sizes. Some employers target specific majors, specific skills, and /or specific populations. Some companies have recurring internships while others have a one-time only experience. Some internships are very structured and others are very flexible. Typically, they all have an application deadline and are highly competitive. The internship usually reflects the culture of the company or organization.

Basics for any successful internship program:

  • Develop a well-defined job description.
  • Provide the intern with meaningful, paid employment.
  • Determine and abide by working hours and salary.
  • Establish learning objectives for the internship.
  • Provide proper training and supervision of work performance.
  • Evaluate the student often and give feedback.
  • Communicate, communicate, communicate!

How can I hire a Student Intern?

Employers may list paid internships by simply going to the job posting form and completing the required information. Please read the Guidelines and Policies for Job Postings. Certain restrictions apply.

Should you have any questions regarding your internship program, please contact us.

Contact us: Student Employment Services

Airport Campus
Student Center
Suite 237, Room 244

Beltline Campus
Student Center
Room 229

Student Employment Services (SES) at Midlands Technical College (MTC) and all employers they represent are expected to abide by the "Principles for Ethical Professional Practice" published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

Advisory Committees

MTC’s academic career, transfer, and training programs rely on advisory committees to help keep up with current workforce trends. Advisory committee members are experts in their fields who provide recommendations on keeping MTC’s programs, equipment, and curriculum relevant. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Sandra Hackley, Associate Vice Provost for Career Programs, at hackleys@midlandstech.edu or 803.822.3774.

2018-2019 Advisory Committee Manual (PDF)

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