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Engineering Department Co-op Program


Engineering Department Co-op Overview

Are you ready to meet the challenges of the working world? Co-op can help…

What is Co-operative Education? Our close partnership with business and industry is one factor contributing to the success of MTC Engineering students, and we believe Co-operative Education (Co-op) is an important key to that success.

We keep a database of employers looking for qualified candidates and we try to send at least two to three applicants to all Co-op positions so that the employers can choose the best for their needs. If you find your own potential Co-op employer, that employer and the project must be approved by the dean to ensure that the experience is applicable to your degree.

Co-op is a learning experience enabling you to apply your learning in a real work situation. You get paid too, so you can “earn while you learn.” You will typically work for approximately 10 weeks during you experience. You may work as little as 10 hours per week and as many as 40 hours per week. The actual number of hours is determined by the specific project and the employer. Once the project and hours are identified, college credit hours will be recommended by your Faculty Advisor that can be used toward your degree. Each credit hour requires a minimum of 100 work hours. Check your degree requirements to determine the number of Co-op credit hours required.

MTC is committed to assisting you during the Co-op learning experience. Your Faculty Advisor will meet with you and the employer to identify the scope of the project and determine learning outcomes. Your Faculty Advisor will also meet with you and the employer periodically to evaluate your performance during the experience. As part of the overall learning experience, we will ask the employer to evaluate your performance and, at the end of the experience, share this evaluation with you and forward a copy to the College. The employer evaluation represents part of your final grade for the Co-op experience. The remainder of your grade will be based upon a final paper concerning your Co-op experience.

For more information please contact Deb Murphy at 740.389.4636 Ext. 4176 or e-mail


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