Discover what it is like to be on the frontline of your chosen profession. Our Cooperative Education Program allows you to work in a relevant occupation - learning firsthand what challenges professionals in your chosen field face. Not only do you get to evaluate the career you have chosen, but this is also a great way for potential employers to get to know you.
Cooperative education refers to a course offering in the Bowling Green Technical College curriculum consisting of on-the-job work experience in a business or industrial establishment. These experiences must be planned and supervised by the school and the employer to ensure that the work experience contributes to the student’s education and career objective. The purpose of cooperative education is the development of occupational competence. The student receives both academic credit for the work and a paycheck.
The Internship Education class is a planned and evaluated, on-the-job work experience related to the student's educational objective for which the student receives academic credit and may receive financial remuneration.
Practicum, an unpaid alternative to Cooperative Education, is an integral element of a student’s learning experience. This course allows the student to integrate formal classroom learning experiences with supervised work experience. The work experience site is chosen for its relevance to the student’s major occupational area of study. Students who wish to apply should contact their advisor and the Cooperative Education Coordinator.