Cooperative Education/Internships

Cooperative education or internships are academic programs combining classroom theories with real on-the-job applications of learning through work experience (also known as experiential learning). Students are awarded credit not for the work itself, but for the demonstration of learning which occurs in and throughout the work experience. Experiential learning is developed through learning contracts by the student in collaboration with a faculty mentor and a community based supervisor.

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Contact Information

Jan Adams
Laidlaw Center 116F
(360) 383-3080
Office Hours 
Monday - Thursday 10 AM - 4 PM
Fridays by appt only

Fall 2014 Schedule

Co-op 190
(Sec B) Tues. 3:30-4:30 PM 
(Sec C) Thurs. 12:30-1:30 PM

Co-op 180 
(Sec A) Tues. 11:30-1:30 PM

Course descriptions