College Credits For Your Work!!!!
Cooperative Education (Co-op) Program enables any qualified
TCC student to:
- Earn college credits for work related to their career
- Gain practical work experience
- Make informed career decisions
- Achieve the advantage in a competitive job market
- How do I qualify?
- Note: The college assists you in locating cooperative education placements. However, the college cannot guarantee placement. The responsibility for the cooperative education program placements rests with the student.
to Cooperative Education
(Co-op) is an academic program that enables students to earn college
credits for work experiences related to their career goals. It
allows students to practice the skills they have learned in the
classroom in “real job” settings. Co-op provides the
opportunity for students to gain practical work experience, make
informed career decisions and achieve the advantage in a competitive
in Co-op offers the opportunity to expand your learning beyond
the classroom and can provide you with a competitive edge in the
job market. Through Co-op, you may:
- Apply new skills and experiences learned in the classroom
to a realistic work situation.
- Gain academic credit.
- Earn a salary to help defray educational expenses.
- Enhance your resume, references and work experience.
- Make better, informed career decisions.
- Gain the opportunity for post-graduation jobs.
How Do You Qualify?
You are currently working in a position that
offers opportunities for new learning objectives and your employer
agrees to cooperate with Tidewater Community College in supervising
and evaluating your work performance.
You are enrolled as a full-time or part-time
student in a curriculum that relates to the work experience
Cooperative Education Credits
are earned for what is learned on the job. At the beginning of
the semester the student and the employer develop “Measurable
Learning Objectives”. The Co-op Faculty Member then approves
these objectives. Letter grades are determined based on the employer’s
evaluation of the student’s performance and completion of
the Measurable Learning Objectives. Students must also complete
a Student Evaluation Form at the end of the semester.
For Cooperative Education Credits
register for Co-op credits after you get approval from a Co-op
staff member. Registration packets are available in the Cooperative
Education Office. You may register for one to five credits per
semester. One Co-op credit equal 80 hours of work during the semester.
Cooperative Education Credits
curriculums, Co-op is a requirement, in others it may be taken
as an elective. Your Co-op Faculty Member will help determine
if Co-op will enhance your academic program. Generally, Co-op
credits are not transferable to a four-year institution. If you
plan to transfer, check with the college or university you plan
the following TCC offices for additional information on the Cooperative
Academic Divisions - TCC Virginia Beach Campus
Engineering and Industrial Technologies Division, (757) 822-7197
Information Technologies and Business Division, (757) 822-7373
Social Sciences and Public Services Division, (757) 822-7207
Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach Campus
1700 College Crescent
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
Tidewater Community College – Chesapeake Campus
Marian P. Whitehurst Building, Room 2016
1428 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322
Tidewater Community College - Norfolk Campus
Martin Building - Room 2617
300 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Tidewater Community College
Business, Public Service, & Technologies
Building C, Room C114
120 Campus Drive
Portsmouth, VA 23701