Info for Students

Welcome to Cooperative Education at the College of Southern Maryland. Co-op is a course option that allows you to earn academic credit for work experience in your program of study. Visit the links to find out more about a co-op course in your major and the pre-registration process. Contact the co-op advisor to discuss how this course can work for you.

Co-op Student Guide

Student Guide

This document is designed to assist you with the transition from the academic environment of the CSM campus to the employment environment of your worksite. This guide is targeted to students who are currently registered for Cooperative Education (co-op) in their respective program of study.

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Co-op Course List

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When planning your class schedule for the semester in which you are taking a co-op course, register for your other courses at the earliest opportunity. The co-op pre-registration process takes time. Co-op courses are scheduled on a flexible schedule and will not impact your other course choices and schedule. Students, who wait for co-op approval before they register for all other classes, could jeopardize available time slots and locations in those other classes.

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Co-op Intake Form

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The first step to starting co-op is completing the Co-Op Intake Form. Submitting a co-op intake form does not obligate you to take the course. It simply lets the advisor know that you are interested in finding out more about co-op. The sooner you get started the better.

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