It's a voluntary, independent education program available for all undergraduate and graduate students in all academic areas. Work experience is gained with an employer who offers learning opportunities related to a student's academic discipline. The program provides careful supervision with timely evaluation of performance, attitude, and ability of the student on the job. Co-op can provide a realistic evaluation of career choice along with the opportunity to earn a supplemental income to aid with college expenses. The goal is to help students grow and improve their capabilities and prepare them to be successful in the workplace.
Students must meet the following requirements: minimum 2.5 overall GPA (must be maintained while in the program); full-time student status; must complete one semester at TTU prior to completing a co-op application; transfer students from another college/university must complete two full semesters at TTU prior to applying for co-op opportunities.
There are four co-op scheduling plans available:
Employers may specify in advance that students have completed certain courses prior to the co-op assignment.
The co-op hiring process is competitive. Students must go through an interview process with the employer.
Students participating in the co-op program must register and enroll in one credit hour for each semester of their assignment. This does not count toward graduation requirements.