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Cooperative Education Program Guidelines

As of July 1, 2019

Students electing to enter the Cooperative Education Program at Tennessee Tech must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a minimum overall 2.0 GPA (GPA must be maintained while participating in the program)
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Must have completed two grading cycles at the university
  • Must attend a Co-op Meetup information session (scheduled each semester and listed in Handshake Events)
  • Must complete the Gold (freshman/sophomore) or Purple (junior/senior/graduate) Career Readiness Certification Program
  • Complete a Co-op Orientation appointment through Career Development
  • Maintain enrollment in the appropriate co-op course throughout the entire co-op assignment, including summer semesters

* Registration for courses will be automatically processed by the Career Development Office.

Engineering Eligibility Requirements

College of Engineering students electing to enter the Cooperative Education Program at Tennessee Tech must meet the following requirements:

    • Have a Cumulative 2.0 GPA at the time of the Employer Co-op Offer and through the beginning of the co-op assignment with the employer.  
    • Completed two grading cycles at Tennessee Tech
    • Attend a Co-op Meetup Information Session.
    • Receive Co-op Approval from an Engineering Academic Advisor to ensure students have a C or better grade in milestone courses identified per major (see list below).
    • Completion of the Gold (freshmen/sophomore) or Purple (junior/senior) Career Readiness Program.
    • Maintain enrollment in the appropriate co-op course throughout the entire co-op assignment, including summer semesters.

 

Major Milestone Course
Chemical Engineering CHE 2015
Civil Engineering CEE 2110
Computer Engineering New Curriculum: ECE 2050 or ECE 2140; Old Curriculum: ECE 2010 or ECE 2110
Computer Science CSC 1310
Electrical Engineering New Curriculum: ECE 2050 or ECE 2140; Old Curriculum: ECE 2010 or ECE 2110
Engineering Technology MET 2000 or MET 2065
Mechanical Engineering ME 2330

 

Milestone Course Confirmation

When the student is applying for the co-op position, upon request from the student, the respective College of Engineering academic advisor will check to confirm that the student has completed the milestone course. The student can upload this email to the orientation appointment.

 

Masters/PhD Student Requirements

  • Have a cumulative overall 2.0 GPA at the time of Employer Co-op Offer and through the beginning of the co-op assignment with the employer
  • Must have completed one grading cycle at the university
  • Must attend a Co-op Meetup
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