Cooperative Education (Co-op)

What is cooperative education (co-op)?

Cooperative education is an educational strategy that integrates work experience with classroom and lab experience.

Co-op at a Glance

Cooperative education (co-op) is full-time, temporary employment in your field of study that enables you to connect classroom learning with professional work experience. Co-op at Wentworth is a graduation requirement. All undergraduate day division students must successfully complete two co-op semesters (COOP 3500, COOP 4500) in order to graduate.

Eligibility for co-op is determined by your class standing and cumulative GPA (minimum 2.0).

Co-op Course

Class year

Optional or Mandatory

COOP3000

Sophomore (32-63 credits)

Optional

COOP3500

Junior (64-95 credits)

Mandatory

COOP4500

Senior (96+ credits)

Mandatory

COOP5000*

Senior (96+ credits)

Optional

* COOP5000 requires Co-op Advisor approval. COOP 4500 is a pre-requisite for COOP 5000. You may register for COOP 500 more than once.

* Applied Mathematics and Architecture majors will complete their COOP 3500 during the summer semester of their sophomore year.

All undergraduate day students complete 2 required co-op semesters—one during the junior year and one during the senior year.

Students have the option of completing an optional co-op (COOP300) during the summer between the sophomore and junior year. This co-op, however, cannot be applied toward the co-op graduation requirement

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Fall

Spring

Summer

1st YEAR

1

2

2nd YEAR

3

Arch Required 1

Optional Co-op

Math 3 year Required 1

3rd YEAR

5

Co-op Required 1

Arch Required 2

Math 3 year Required 2

Electromechanical Required 1

Math 4 year Required 1

4th YEAR

Co-op Required 2

Math 4 year Required 2

Electromechanical Required 2

5th YEAR

ElectroM

9

10

 

How do I get support for my co-op?

Every student is assigned a co-op advisor with a specialty in working with students on setting co-op goals, career advising and job searching. They work with students individually and in small groups so that not only is your co-op searching a success, but also your experience in the workplace is a success. Co-op Tutorial: click here.

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