is Cooperative Education?
Cooperative Education Program at Montgomery College is an
optional program desgined to permit students to integrate
classroom learning with on-the-job experience in a business,
government, technical, or professional field. CO-OP
students will be employed in positions which are directly
related to their chosen fields of study.
Where are CO-OP students placed?
CO-OP and Internship students work in the Washington metropolitan
area, but some students have chosen work experiences in other
states, such as, California, West Virginia, and New York.
are students paid?
students earn between $7.00 - $15.00 per hour.
How many hours do students work?
students must complete a minimum of 15 hours per week (225
hours must be completed during the semester).
What are the benefits to students?
benefits to students are:
- Receive college credit for work in your major
- Earn money for tuition and expenses
- Improve opportunites for post-graduation employment
- Apply classroom learning to actual on-the-job experiences
- Develop maturity, professionalism, and self-confidence
- Learn how to work with colleagues in a professional
- Test career objectives and gain valuable experience
in a chosen career
are the benefits to employers participating in the CO-OP Program?
benefits to employers are:
- Pre-screened, high achieving students
- Cost-effective recruitment and training
- New academic knowledge for their business
- Potential employees without a long-term commitment
Where have some CO-OP students been placed?
very short list of past Co-op placements includes: National
Institutes of Health, WRC-TV, The White House, Marriott, Lockheed
Martin, Voice of America, IBM, Euromotor Cars, Georgetown
Law Center, Suburban Hospital, National Aquarium, Washington
Post, Telecommunications Techniques Corporation, Univax Biologics
Who is eligible to participate in the CO-OP Program?
with, at least, 12 credits in college, two courses completed
in the major, and a minimum 2.0 grade point average.
Employers with jobs who are willing to establish, at
least, a semester long partnership between your organization,
the student and the Montgomery College CO-OP Office.