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Covid-19 Update: We are encouraging students, instructors, and employers to consider and support electronic means of fulfilling Cooperative Education hours.

Consider: online/work from home projects, tutoring via Zoom/Google Hangout, and other alternative means of work study/interning.

Interested in earning college credits while gaining valuable work experience?

Cooperative Work Experience (COOP) might be for you.  Earn transferable college credits in any degree/certificate program while gaining valuable work experience through Cooperative Education.

All Cooperative Work Experience courses are offered every semester. You will not find them listed in the semester class schedules. Your COOP course will be designed specifically for your needs regarding dates and credit hours with the assistance of a COOP coordinator.

Some MPC programs with COOP options include: Automotive Technology, Accounting, Business, Fashion, Hospitality, Human Services, and Horticulture. A complete list of COOP course options can be found in the catalog.

Make an appointment today, email us at mpc_coop@mpc.edu to contact both coordinators or

Schedule an appointment through the MPC Calendar during office hours. Choose from:

Monday Appointments  or  Wednesday Appointments

Zoom Link is provided in the Calendar Appointment

One of the coordinators is looking forward to helping you put your degree to work, your resume will thank you for it. 

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MPC offers the following two programs:  COOP 91 and COOP 92

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 their declared major or career goal.  This course may be taken for a total of 16 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 6 units. These units may be applied to an associate degree at MPC and are transferable as electives to California State Universities.

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