Learn. Work. Repeat. That’s the essence of Southern State Community College’s new Engineering Co-op Track which pairs students with local business partners.
In collaboration with leading employers – presently GE Aviation’s Peebles Test Operation and Candle-Lite, as well as others in development – Southern State is now offering a degree in Electrical/Electronics Technology with an opportunity to build industry-relevant experience through co-op programming.
Co-op, or Cooperative Education, is a structured method of alternating classroom-based education with practical work experience. Students selected by the industry partner to participate in the program can expect:
• Alternate semesters—one semester in the classroom, one semester working with industry partner, rotating throughout the 2.5-year program;
• During classroom semester, attend courses typically offered in late afternoon and evenings;
• During co-op semester, work full time earning competitive entry-level wages; and
• Graduate with both an associate degree and relevant experience in highly competitive industries.
To learn more about the new Engineering Co-op Track at Southern State, visit www.sscc.edu/academics/co-op&internship/index.shtml or contact SSCC Coordinator of Academic Partnerships Amy McClellan at 1-800-628-7722, ext. 2785, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted by Kris Cross, SSCC director of public relations.