What is a co-op?
A co-op offers students the opportunity to integrate career, social and personal development in to the educational process. It allows students to integrate classroom study with a paid work experience related to their field of study. It is recommended that a student has successfully completed one year of academic study within their program prior to completing a co-op.
- Student must have a 2.0 or higher GPA.
- Students should have successfully completed one year of academic study within their program prior to completing a co-op.
- Work must be related to the student’s program of study and provide the integration of academic learning with on-the-job training.
- Students are responsible for finding employment with the assistance of the following resources:
o Faculty within the program
o NDSCS Online Job Posting site
o NDSCS Career Services
o NDSCS Career Fair
- 162 hours of work are required per credit. Most co-ops are 2 credits requiring 324 hours of work.
- Paperwork must be completed and submitted PRIOR to the start of the co-op.
- A faculty member from the student’s program will conduct a site/phone visit during the co-op.
- After completing the co-op, students are required to complete a Student Evaluation and turn in proof of hours for verification purposes (typically a final paystub). To complete this process, students can contact the Student Success Center: Old Main 130 | call/text 701-671-3000 | email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Career Services is located in Old Main, Wahpeton ND. For more information, contact the Career Services office at 1-800-342-4325 ext. 3-3000 or email@example.com.
Download the Student Co-op Guide including initial paperwork needed to register for credits.
Co-op Final Paperwork for Grade: Click here to complete the student evaluation and submit hours worked verification.