procedures and eligibility
Fayetteville Technical Community College
Must complete a Co-op Application
- Must be approved and registered by the Co-op Coordinator*
- Must be officially enrolled in a program that offers the Co-op option. See Program Offerings
- Must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours in "major" or "core" curriculum courses
- Must have a minimum 2.0 GPA
- Must possess the basic skills required by the employer
The Co-op mission is to provide an educational opportunity for students to apply classroom learning in a
(paid or non-paid) viable, supervised, curriculum related workplace (thus earn direct work experience)
while concurrently earning college credit. In lieu of a traditional classroom, it will actually be the work site.
Objectives of the Co-op Office are:
- Provide students supervised work experience in a curriculum-related field with area businesses,industries, and public agencies.
- Support career development for students.
- Coordinate network with employers and prospective employers about the Co-op program andsupport economic development.
- Create and maintain accurate, detailed Co-op records in adherence to the North CarolinaCommunity College System policies and procedures.
Benefits of the Co-op Program
- Earn academic/college credit while learning in a realistic situation.
- Helps in career decision-making by "test driving" the career
- Relates theory to practice
- Acquires valuable "real world" job experience
- In some cases, provides a means of financial assistance
- Develops a sense of responsibility
- Provides networking opportunities
- Establishes relationships with mentors
- Introduces the field's culture and appropriate etiquette
EDUCATION + WORK EXPERIENCE = SUCCESS
*NOTE: To ensure State of North Carolina requirements are met, only the Co-op Coordinator can register students for Co-op.