Cooperative education is a structured method of combining classroom-based education with practical work experience. A cooperative education experience, commonly known as a "co-op," provides academic credit for structured employment experience. Work experience must be directly related to the student’s declared major to be eligible.
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Student will submit a formal request in writing to the faculty and Associate Dean for work experience to be considered for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning.
The student will complete an interview, a reflective paper, or a presentation to the faculty in which the student develops and describes the learning objectives supported by the work experience, how those learning objectives were achieved and how that learning was put into practice.
Finally, the student must also provide a portfolio (or something comparable) that shows the work completed, and provide some form of documentation confirming the work experience (a resume does not suffice) for which Credit for Prior College-Level Learning is requested.