Cooperative Education and Internships is designed to provide students with workplace experience and new or improved employment skills by integrating related academic preparation with practical work experience, thereby giving the student a better insight into his/her potential career field.
Students must have a job or internship placement prior to the semester beginning. Students are required to provide their job/internship information at the mandatory orientations held the beginning of each semester.
The Career Center can help students with internship and job searches.
Courses Offered in Cooperative Education & Internships include:
CE100, Work Experience- Occupational:
Supervised on the job training for all occupational students. Note: The Occupational Cooperative Work Experience Program is designed to coordinate on the job training and classroom instruction. Supervised employment is related to the occupational goal of the individual student. Employment may be on or off campus; the student may or may not receive pay, depending on where the work is performed.
CE110, Work Experience- General:
Supervised on the job training for all students. Note: The General Cooperative Work Experience Education Program is designed to give job information and experience to those students employed in jobs not related to coursework in school. Employment may be on or off campus; the student may or may not receive pay depending on where the work is performed.
Students learn major-specific knowledge and skills at an internship site that will enhance employment. Students design and complete an internship project in consultation with their internship advisor and job site supervisor.
Email: CoopEd@palomar.edu ; Phone: (760) 744-1150 x 2354 ; Fax: (760) 761-3503 ; Rooms P8D and P8E