Being a part of the Co-op Program is not a requirement in fulfillment to graduate from Lawrence Tech, but is highly recommended. However, there are academic programs that mandate to complete a co-op, internship, or some type of field experience to graduate. Students should meet with their faculty advisor to discuss the process if that requirement relates to their major(s).
Once a student has been offered a co-op position and would like to receive academic credit, then the Office of Career Services will evaulate the work assignment(s) and approve registration. Newly hired co-op students will need to provide the Office of Career Services a copy of the job offer letter to validate co-op employment. Co-op students must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.25 to be in the program. To begin the co-op registration process, email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Engineering Majors
ECO 3001 (Engineering Co-op Practicum I)
ECO 3101 (Engineering Co-op Practicum II)
ECO 4001 (Engineering Co-op Practicum III)
Engineering Technology Majors
TCO 3001 (Engineering Technology Co-op Practicum I)
TCO 3101 (Engineering Technology Co-op Practicum II)
TCO 4001 (Engineering Technology Co-op Practicum III)
Computer Science, Mathematics, Mathematics/Computer Science Majors
MCS 3001 (Math/Computer Science Co-op Practicum I)
MCS 3101 (Math/Computer Science Co-op Practicum II)
MCS 4001 (Math/Computer Science Co-op Practicum III)
What is involved in each Co-op Practicum?
Co-op Practicum I - During your first co-op practicum, you are introduced to a company that will provide training and professional development. You will be given at least one co-op assignment/project for each semester from your assigned supervisor.
Co-op Practicum II - During your second co-op practicum, you are continuing to work with the previous employer from the first co-op practicum or with a new company. You may be given a different co-op assignment/project or continue work from the previous co-op practicum.
Co-op Practicum III - During your third and final co-op practicum, you are continuing to work with the previous employer from the second co-op practicum or with a new company. You mayl be given a different co-op assignment/project or continue work from the previous co-op practicum.