Co-op Opportunities for Employers

Become a Red River College co-op business partner.

Co-operative education (Co-op Ed) at Red River College integrates related on-the-job experience with classroom theory by providing an employer-paid work experience with academic study. The College offers co-operative education as part of its education strategy.

Gain Access to Qualified Students

After the third semester of the Business Information Technology, Business Technology Management and Information Security programs, students will gain practical applied training through an industry project or paid co-op work term. Upon completion of the third term, students will have acquired the knowledge and skill sets to succeed in their co-op placements. These skills will provide value to you, the employer, who will have access to the next generation of industry experts, and to the students, who apply their knowledge in real-life.

Benefits to Employers

In order to meet your current recruiting needs and beyond, Red River College is pleased to offer you highly motivated individuals trained in business and state-of-the-art information systems technologies. Many organizations view co-operative education as an efficient and cost-effective recruitment tool.

Program Business Information Technology (BIT) Business Technology Management (BTM) Information Security (InfoSec)
Diploma Program
Post-graduation Diploma Program
Student Skill Sets
  • Application Development
  • Network Management
  • Web Development
  • Database Management
  • Business Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Business Development
  • Information Technology
  • Security Service Management
  • Security Program and Project Management
  • Business Context
  • Security Technology
Work Term Start
  • January
  • April
  • January
  • April
  • January
Work Term Length Four months + optional additional four months Four months + optional additional four months Four months
When will students graduate? One term (four to six months) after completion of co-op term One term (four to six months) after completion of co-op term Students graduate upon completion of co-op term

Student skill sets

Student Availability

The Co-operative Education work term occurs in the second year of the programs above.  Students will be looking for employment in areas of application development and network management (BIT), business analysis and project management (BTM) and security analysis, penetration testing, computer forensics and risk management (InfoSec).

Placement of eligible students occurs in January and May of each year (depending on the program). The placement process begins approximately 12 weeks prior to the start of each work term. Employers who hire a co-op student will have the opportunity to evaluate and assess a potential future employee.

Funding Opportunities

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How to Become our Co-Op Partner?

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