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