In selected programs, A-B Tech provides students with an opportunity to integrate classroom learning with supervised work experience in an employment situation directly related to the educational program of the student. The work experience component is an integral part of the total educational process. The primary objective of cooperative education is to prepare the student for employment.
To be eligible to participate in a cooperative work experience activity, a student must be 18 years of age, be enrolled in a curriculum program that provides a cooperative education option, have a minimum 2.0 cumulative program GPA, have completed required course prerequisites, and have completed a minimum of 9 semester credit hours within the appropriate program of study. Approval by the department chairperson is required for a student to participate in a cooperative education activity. Any exceptions to these requirements must be approved by the appropriate academic dean.