The Cooperative Education program provides students with meaningful work experience related to their major field of study. The Placement Office at Roane State works with students and/or area employers to develop cooperative education experiences for Roane State students. These experiences allow the student to get practical on-the- job training prior to entering the work force. Cooperative education work assignments at Roane State are concurrent, meaning that the student is enrolled in coursework leading to an associate degree while working.
Students must be in good academic standing and have completed 12 semester hours of coursework in their major (excluding Academic Development courses). A student may earn a maximum of 12 semester hours of co-op credit which may then be used toward general elective credit in the program of study. Students interested in receiving co-operative education credit must be registered with the Placement Office, however registration does not guarantee a successful co-op placement.
Co-op students must work a minimum of 10 hours per week over a 15-week period to receive co-op credit. While most co-op experiences are paid positions, some grant academic credit only.
All participants will be evaluated by the employing supervisor and will receive either a letter grade or pass/fail at the conclusion of the semester. Students are also asked to evaluate the employer and write a summary of the co-op experience. Visit http://www.roanestate.edu/placement for more information or to contact the Placement Coordinator toll free at 1-866-462-7722 ext. 4695 or 865-882-4695.