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

Join us for Engineering Industry Speakers!

Kinsley Engineering Center KEC-123 at 2:00pm

November 25, 2014

Co-op Industry Partners: 

Stan Childs, Team Aberdeen Proving Grounds STEM Support, Weapons and Materials Research Directorate U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen, MD

Kim McCarthy, Contract Specialist at Aberdeen Proving Ground

Topic: Navigating the Application, Interview and Clearance process for employment with the U.S. Army and Networking

December 2, 2014

Co-op Industry Partners: 

James Kruper, President, Analytical Design Solutions, Inc., York

Keith Murr, Principal Engineer, TE Connectivity

Topic: Co-op Opportunities at Advance Design Solutions