Participating Majors

Eligibility requirements:

To participate students must be currently enrolled in courses and pursuing a certificate or degree in one of the participating academic programs. For technical majors a minimum GPA of 2.0/4.0 and the completion of twenty-seven credit hours which includes nine credit hours of core courses, nine credit hours of supportive courses, and nine credit hours of general education courses. For other majors the completion of specific classes varies for each academic program. Student interns must have the learning objectives approved by the Faculty Supervisor and the Program Coordinator. Transfer students wishing to participate in the Internship & Cooperative Education Program must first successfully complete twelve credit hours at the College prior to completing an application for the Internship & Cooperative Education Program. To participate students must be enrolled in one of the listed academic programs that offer an internship/co-op experience.

  • Accounting
  • Automobile Servicing
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Collision Auto Repair
  • Communications
  • Computer Aided Design/CAD-vehicle body
  • Computer Aided Design/CAE-Engineering Technology
  • Computer Aided Design/Product Design
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Electronics Trade Technology
  • Environmental Systems Technology
  • Graphic Design
  • Hospitality
  • Human Resources
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape and Landscape Horticulture
  • Machine Tool Technology
  • Marketing
  • Multimedia
  • Nanotechnology/Materials Science
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Robotics/Automated Systems Technology
  • Technological Sciences

The participating academic areas are as follows: 

All OCC students who have F-1 student visas are required to consult with their campus international student advisor with regards to the CPT and OPT immigration requirements to participate in the Internship and Cooperative Education Program.

The application process:

Interested students should contact the Program Coordinator and schedule an appointment.

Students are advised to apply before the completion of their second full semester of course work. An initial interview with the Program Coordinator is required. Prior to accepting an internship offer students are required to enroll in the appropriate internship class within their major. Attendance at a professional Development Seminar or Employability Workshops may be required. For grading purposes internship assignments are due near the end of the semester.