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Academic Co-op Information & Forms

The College of Computing, Engineering & Construction Academic Co-op Program allows you to earn college credit while you work. Once you have acquired a Co-op position in your field, you can turn it into an Academic Co-op and earn credits for it!

The following Academic Co-op classes are available:

  • CIS 3949 Experiential Studies in Computing v.0-3
  • Prerequisite: Six hours of Computing Course work and acceptance in an Academic Co-op program
  • EEL 4949 Co-op Work Experience v. 0-1
  • Prerequisite: Six hours of electrical engineering coursework and acceptance in an Academic Co-op program. 
  • EML 4949 Co-op Work Experience v 0-1
  • Prerequisite: Six hours of electrical engineering coursework and acceptance in an Academic Co-op program.

Students will participate in practical Co-op work under approved industrial supervision. Students may repeat this course for credit, up to a total of three credit hours.


Co-ops are done on a full-semester basis and you must register for the co-op class during regular registration periods for the upcoming semester, as you would register for any other class. The Co-op class is a “locked” class, so you must first apply for the Co-op class using the appropriate application form below PRIOR to being able to register for the class: 


Instructions for Completing Academic Co-op Application

  1. Fill out the Student Information section and sign it.
  2. Have your employer/supervisor at work fill out their section and sign it.
  3. Get the signature of your Academic Advisor
  4. Get the signature of your department’s Chairperson (at school - your Advisor’s boss)
  5. If you are an international student, get the signature of the International Center.
  6. Bring the form to the Academic Co-op Coordinator, Scott Curry in Building 4, Room 2111.

Notes:

  1. You must get the signatures on the form in the order that they appear.
  2. Once approved, your Advisor will then open the Co-op class, permitting you to register.
  3. For each term you want to participate you must fill out a new form. Make sure to register for the class for each term in which you wish to receive credit.