Cooperative Education

Extend classroom learning into the workplace to earn real-world job experience – and a paycheck.
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Career building. Before you graduate.
A Pillar of Cincy State
Cincinnati State was the first two-year college in the U.S. to create a mandatory co-op program.
Employer Connections
The co-op program boasts relationships with more than 500 employers in the Cincinnati area and nationwide.
Real Rewards
合作社 means getting a paycheck as you learn – and many engagements lead to job offers on graduation
Tailored Experiences
雇主 tailor 15-week job assignments to fit their needs, guaranteeing a meaningful student experience – not a show internship.

合作社 Student of the Year 

“I am in my third semester at Cincinnati State and it’s been amazing. My classes have been challenging and rewarding.”

-Patrick Benzick

Learn More 关于 合作社 Education

Wondering about the requirements for getting started with co-op? Or are you looking to establish a co-op program within your company?

For 50 years, Cooperative Education has been an integral part of our curriculum.

Learn more from the 合作社 50th Anniversary video created by Cincinnati State Audio/Video Production students.

Faces of Cincy State
I loved the smaller class sizes and I really appreciated the resources available to ensure success.
Timothy MacDonald
Siemens Corporation
Studied 2019
Cincinnati State allows you to choose your career path in the beginning without wasting thousands of dollars per semester.
Andrew Cates
My relationships with my teachers and advisors were great and some of them I still communicate with for guidance on job opportunities and resume updates.
A’Zel Horsley
2020, 2021
I am in my third semester at Cincinnati State and it has been amazing. My classes have been challenging and rewarding.
Patrick Benzick
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