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Welcome to Cooperative Education

Due to Governor Newsom’s Stay at Home order and our commitment to protecting the health and safety of our faculty and staff, all classes and lab courses will be delivered in an off-site format that will be identified by instructors.  Instructors will contact their students to inform them as to how to engage in their coursework and class time.  

Welcome to Cooperative Education: Learning through Jobs and Internships

Thank you for your interest in Cooperative Education.

The Cooperative Education Department helps Palomar’s students advance their career and technical training goals by providing work experience opportunities. Through Cooperative Education classes, students can earn course credit for what they learn on-the-job and through internships.

If you’re a student, Cooperative Education classes can help you:

  • Earn college credit while working
  • Build your resume with work experience
  • Increase employability and earning power
  • Expand your professional network
  • Learn new skills
  • Gain insights into a new career field

Course information for students is available here. Check out Current Internship Opportunities.

If you’re a company, working with the Cooperative Education Department to offer internships can help your organization:

  • Build its talent pipeline
  • Increase productivity
  • Evaluate prospective employees under real working conditions
  • Reduce recruitment and training costs
  • Improve retention


More information for companies is available here


If you’re a faculty member at Palomar College, internships can enhance your students’ learning by allowing them to combine what they learn through coursework with what they learn under actual working conditions. More information is available here.

If you’re a staff member at Palomar College, internships can increase your department’s capacity while offering meaningful learning opportunities for students under real working conditions. More information is available here.

We’re looking forward to working with you!




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