As a student, you are eligible for co-operative education when you register for the following programs (work term in brackets):
- Architectural Technology (May – August)
- Business Information Technology (January – April, May – August)
- Business Technology Management (January – April, May – August)
- Cabinetry and Woodworking Technology (May – August)
- Civil Engineering Technology (May – October)
- Construction Management (May – October)
- Culinary Arts (May – August)
- Electrical / Electronic / Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technology (May – August, September – December, January -April)
- Hospitality (May – August)
- Information Security (January – April)
- Mechanical Engineering Technology (May – August)
- Professional Baking and Pastry (September – December)
- Science Laboratory Technology (May – August)
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.