Eligibility requirements for participation in the internship and co-op program varies
among academic programs at OCC. Faculty members within each discipline determine the
prerequisites. Review the college catalog or contact the Internship & Co-op Office if you need additional information. General eligibility requirements include:
- You must be enrolled in one of the listed and approved academic programs offering
an internship/co-op experience at OCC.
- Before participating in the program, if you are a transfer student, you must successfully
complete twelve credit hours at OCC.
- Some disciplines require written faculty authorization or approval from a designated
instructor before participating.
If you are enrolled in one of the listed certificate or degree programs and have not completed, graduated or transferred you are eligible to participate in
the College's Internship & Cooperative Education Program. You are encouraged to contact
the Cooperative Education Coordinator at least two semesters prior to completion, graduation or transfer.
If you are interested in the Intern & Co-op program, you should schedule an appointment
to meet with the Cooperative Education Coordinator.
If you anticipate internship placements for the upcoming semester you should contact
the Cooperative Education Coordinator to initiate the application no later than two months prior to each semester:
In March for the Summer semester, June for Fall, and November for Winter semester.
You are encouraged to attend an Internship & Co-op orientation session offered several
times throughout the year to learn about the program in detail. An initial interview
appointment with the Cooperative Education Coordinator must be set up. Completed application, resume and other necessary forms can be submitted
at that time. In some technical disciplines, an official copy of the your OCC transcript
is required. Registration in the required Internship & Co-op course is mandatory
and must be approved by the program's faculty coordinator.