Cooperative Education

Mount Wachusett Community Colleges offers a variety of experiential education opportunities, including cooperative education experiences, thereby linking our students to employers in the community.  The cooperative education experience offered to our students is an effort to integrate the knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. We welcome employers to contact us if you would like to pursue the possibility of hiring a student for a cooperative education experience.

Cooperative Education is considered a 3-credit elective course and the length of the experience corresponds to the start of our fall and spring terms.  Therefore, discussions of employer and student needs, as well as job descriptions and student applications, need to be complete in advance of the term start date.  Cooperative education positions tend to start the first week in September and the last week of January; and the experience lasts for the full 13-week term.  Students average 15 hours of work per week, totaling 195 hours for the term, in order to receive the full 3 credits for the course.

Please email or telephone (978-630-9254) Patricia Brewerton, Coordinator of Career Planning & Placement, if you would like to discuss cooperative education experiences at your company.