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Cooperative Education Information | Cooperative Education Curriculum

Cooperative Education
Division of Student Services

Robin T. Lee

Career Development Center

Brotman Hall (BH) 250

(562) 985-5552


The Cooperative Education Office serves as a link between the University's academic programs and those public and private employers interested in the Internship Program. The program is designed to offer students academic credit for participation in monitored part-time or full-time practical and professional work experience that is directly related to their academic major or career goal.

The Cooperative Education Office offers internships by the Internship Program that are also designed to assist students in gaining a deeper understanding of the relationship between theory and practical application. Through on-the-job experience, students can assess their capabilities, clarify values, and explore career goals.

The accompanying internship courses (see below) provide students with up to 6 units of elective academic credit based on the work experience and required course assignments. Course discussions include relevant topics such as work ethics, communication skills, conflict resolution, and employer-employee relations. Written assignments enable students to review the learning that takes place in the hands-on environment.