Engineering Co-operative Program

Our Engineering program is one of few engineering programs nationwide that requires all of its students to participate in one year of salaried engineering cooperative work experience (co-op).

Through this program, you will have the opportunity to gain practical hands-on experience in industry and other engineering-related enterprises prior to graduation. After your first two years of study, you alternate academic semesters with semester-long periods of paid, professional engineering work experience in industry.

A total of three semesters of co-op are required for graduation. This requirement may be waived for students with a history of qualified engineering work.

In addition to helping you prepare for more sophisticated academic work, co-op provides you with:

  1. The opportunity to explore career options in a real-world context
  2. A knowledge of the world of business and work
  3. A better understanding of, and appreciation for, the linkage between the coursework and engineering practice, thus contributing positively to the student's attitude toward academic work
  4. The opportunity to develop and enhance interpersonal skills
  5. A salary to help meet college expenses
  6. A better understanding of the engineering profession through early association with practicing engineers; and
  7. An edge in the job market upon graduation.

Co-op News

York College Engineering Program and Lockheed Martin form new Co-op industry partnership!

The Engineering program at York College announces a new co-op industry partnership with Lockheed Martin, headquartered in Bethesda, MD. Students with majors in Engineering, Computer Science, and Math have the opportunity to explore related careers with Lockheed Martin.

Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services.

Upcoming Co-op Events

Please join us for a discussion of co-ops, internships, and full-time positions with Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) Recruiters!

February 10, 2015

Kinsley Engineering Center KEC-123

Two sessions: 12:30pm and 2:00pm

All engineering and computer science students welcome. No RSVP needed.


Mike Janney, ORAU, Recruiter
ORAU provides hands-on research appointments at Federal Laboratories and Department of Defense worldwide.

Matt Kiefert, Pathways, Recruiter
Pathways is a streamlined developmental program to promote employment opportunties for students and recent graduates in the Federal Workforce.