As a student, you are eligible for co-operative education when you register for the following programs (work term in brackets):

In optional co-op programs, you can apply after first year. Students must achieve a cumulative grade point average 2.0 with a complete work load in order to be considered for co-operative education.

Benefits of taking a co-op education program are:

  • provides you an opportunity to apply knowledge in a work setting
  • opportunities to gain relevant employment skills and realistic expectations of the work force before graduation
  • maturity and self-esteem as productive members of the work force as well as confidence and skills developed through working with others
  • helps you clarify your career direction
  • financial remuneration which help to defray educational costs

RRC makes every effort to secure work placements for all co-op students. However, RRC does not unconditionally guarantee a work placement to students who enroll in programs using co-operative education.

For more information about becoming a co-op student, speak to the program co-op coordinator.