Monterey Peninsula College – Cooperative Work Experience Education
This is an academic program which effectively uses industrial, governmental, educational and other business organizations as off-campus “classrooms.” It is an opportunity for students to use work experience for training, career planning and personal development, while they earn college credits. One to four units are possible, depending on how many hours a student works during a term.
MPC offers the following two programs: COOP 91 and COOP 92
View “Introduction to COOP” to learn more about the MPC-COOP program.
- COOP 91: Occupational Cooperative Work Experience (1-4 units)
This is a planned, supervised work experience program for students working in a job related to his/her declared major or career goal. This course may be taken for a total of sixteen units.
- COOP 92: Cooperative Work Experience (1-3 units)This is a planned, supervised work experience program for students working in a job not directly related to their declared college major or career goal. This course may be taken for a total of six units.
These units may be applied to an associate degree at MPC and are transferable as electives to California State Universities.
A student must register for the COOP course and complete Orientation or he/she will be dropped.
Registering for COOP requires an Add Code. To obtain an Add Code complete and submit an Online COOP Employer Information Form. After the Online COOP Employer Information Form is received an Add Code and the correct section number will be emailed to you. Use the Add Code to register for the specific section provided to you.
What Information Does a Student Need to Complete the Online COOP Employer Information Form?
In addition to personal contact information (address, phone number, and email address) the student should know his/her student ID number, COOP course & section number, employer name, address, phone number, work supervisor name, address, phone number, and email address, job title, and a job description (brief).