Cleveland State University

Career Services Center

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education Requirements

It's easy to participate in the Co-op program at Cleveland State University. Before actual work participation you must:

When you are hired for a co-op position, you are required to:

  • Register for CSC 300 or CSC 400 Co-op Field Experience;
  • Notify your co-op coordinator;
  • At the end of your work term, complete the Student Evaluation Form available online in your CSUcareerline account under "Placement Tracking Form";
  • Have your immediate supervisor complete the Employer Evaluation Form available online in their CSUcareerline account under "Placement Tracking."
  • Please note: co-op students cannot work an additional hourly student employment position.

The Work Schedules:

There are two main types of Co-op schedules available to Cleveland State students. The first is the traditional full-time alternating schedule. Generally, students enrolled in a technical program (Engineering, CIS, Technologies) are advised to follow this schedule. Students attend classes full time during one semester and then alternate to work full time during Co-op semesters.

The second type of Co-op assignment is a parallel schedule. Typically, a Co-op student will work and attend school at the same time on a split schedule basis. Students that follow this schedule will usually work 20 hours a week and take 2 to 3 courses during that same semester. Either schedule is arranged between the student and Co-op employer with final approval by the student's Co-op Coordinator. This option is open to all majors.

Click here to view both Co-op schedules timetable.

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Office Hours
Monday-Thursday 7:30am-6:00pm
Friday 7:30am-5:00pm
Campus Location
Rhodes West, Room 280
1860 East 22nd Street
Phone: 216.687.2233
Toll Free: 888.CSUOHIO
Satellite Office
College of Urban Affairs, UR 209
Monday: 8:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Mailing Address
Cleveland State University 2121
Euclid Avenue, RW 280
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214

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