Cooperative Education

Extend classroom learning into the workplace to earn real-world job experience – and a paycheck.
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Career building. Before you graduate.
A Pillar of Cincy State
Cincinnati State was the first two-year college in the U.S. to create a mandatory co-op program.
Employer Connections
The co-op program boasts relationships with more than 500 employers in the Cincinnati area and nationwide.
Real Rewards
Co-op means getting a paycheck as you learn – and many engagements lead to job offers on graduation
Tailored Experiences
Employers tailor 15-week job assignments to fit their needs, guaranteeing a meaningful student experience – not a show internship.

Co-op Student of the Year 

“I am in my third semester at Cincinnati State and it’s been amazing. My classes have been challenging and rewarding.”

-Patrick Benzick

Co-op Student of The Year
1:59 minutes
Learn More About Co-op Education

Wondering about the requirements for getting started with co-op? Or are you looking to establish a co-op program within your company?

For 50 years, Cooperative Education has been an integral part of our curriculum.

Learn more from the Co-op 50th Anniversary video created by Cincinnati State Audio/Video Production students.

Cincinnati State Cooperative Education 50th Anniversary Celebration
Faces of Cincy State
I loved the smaller class sizes and I really appreciated the resources available to ensure success.
Timothy MacDonald
Siemens Corporation
Studied 2019
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