Co-op Education for Students
Co-operative education blends on-the-job experience with classroom studies by incorporating a paid employment term as part of your academic program. Co-operative education extends the learning process beyond Red River College into the professional business world by forming a partnership between you, your employer and the College.
What Programs Offer Co-Op Education?
Red River College integrates co-op education in some academic programs. In the Computer and Information Systems Technology area, three of our programs have a term of co-op/practicum:
As a co-operative education student, you play an active role and assume responsibility for the learning process. Co-operative education enables you to relate classroom study to real-life work settings. It provides you with opportunities to experience the practical aspect of your chosen field and to get a clearer understanding of the requirements and expectations of employers.
Who Should Apply?
To apply for a co-operative education placement, you must have completed all courses in the first three semesters and have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.
Some federal government jobs are only applicable to Canadian citizens.
Co-op Education Work Term Fee
All students enrolled in a co-operative education work term are required to pay a co-operative education fee. This fee covers the costs associated with developing and operating co-operative education programs. Co-operative education fees include all mandatory student and technology fees. The fee for a co-op work term is a reduced fee from a four-month academic term.
Red River College makes every effort to secure work placement for all co-operative education students. However, the College does not unconditionally guarantee a work placement to students who enroll in programs with co-operative education. As an option, you may choose to enrol in an industry project at the ACE Project Space as part of your co-op/practicum term.
Job Placements for Students
The Applied Computer Education department has partnerships with organizations providing co-operative education opportunities for our students. The following are just some of the organizations that offer co-op term opportunities:
- Manitoba Hydro
- Skip the Dishes
- Great West life
- Wawanesa Insurance
- Bold Commerce
For additional information about requirements for co-operative education, follow these steps:
- Go to the Red River College Program and Course Catalogue
- Under Full-time Programs, from the Choose Your Interest dropdown list, select Computer and Information Systems Technology
- From the Choose Your Program dropdown list, select the program of your choice
- On the program page, from the menu, select CO-OP/Practicum Information
For more information about co-operative education related to Computer and Information Systems Technology programs, please contact:
Coordinator, Co-op Education
Applied Computer Education
Red River College
P414B – 160 Princess St.
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1K9