This academic program provides the student with an opportunity to participate, as an employee of a business, to gain valuable experience in the work setting. Students will complete at least ten hours each week actively functioning at a business to learn the myriad issues found at any organization. Students cannot enter the program until after the completion of their first semester and must always concurrently enroll in other Cowley College classes (including the summer semester).
Cowley College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. Governance is provided by the local Board of Trustees and the Kansas Board of Regents. The cooperative education program follows all requirements outlined by the Higher Learning Commission and follows course approval requirements outlined by the Kansas Board of Regents. The cooperative education program follows correct and proper methodologies to ensure compliance and standards of excellence.
This program policies and practices guidebook outlines all the aspects of the program so that all stakeholders understand how this affects the students, businesses and college.
Cooperative Education Goals
12 credit hours at Cowley prior to enrolling in a cooperative education
If the student completes all required assignments and a total of 160 hours during the 16 week class, the student will earn 2 credit hours for each cooperative education course. These credits will typically fulfill elective requirements for degree programs, but students are encouraged to consult their advisor regarding transfer of credit.
CED 3950 - COOPERATIVE EDUCATION I (2 hrs)