Various academic activities at SCC outside the classroom enhance a student’s overall learning experience. One of the most popular, and most rewarding, is the Cooperative Experience.
Cooperative Experience, commonly known as a co-op, is a structured educational strategy integrating classroom studies with learning through productive work experiences in a field related to a student’s academic or career goals. It provides progressive experiences in integrating theory and practice and has an important role in transitioning the student from school to work. Co-op is a partnership among students, SCC and employers, with specific responsibilities for each party. Students in SCC’s Cooperative Experience program are paid during their employment.
The program has excellent benefits to the employer, the student and the College. To that end, the Cooperative Experience is designed to develop or enhance a set of outcomes.