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

Learn more about our co-op program as a student.

To contact someone directly for more information regarding engineering co-op at York College, call or email:

Timothy Garrison, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Coordinator
Mechanical Engineering


Wayne Blanding, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Coordinator
Electrical & Computer Engineering


Joanne Wilkes
Engineering Co-op Program Director
Kinsley Engineering Center