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What is a Co-op?

A co-op degree gives you a distinct advantage that will assist your prospects for employment after graduation or for being readily accepted into graduate school. Studies have shown that university students who graduate with a co-op degree have lower debt loads, are employed faster and have higher starting salaries.

Ontario Tech University has developed strong partnerships with leading employers in Durham Region, Ontario and beyond to allow you to connect with experts in the field and gain hands-on, real-world experience.

  • One co-op term is four months long.
  • Complete a minimum of three co-op terms to earn the Co-operative Education Designation on your degree.
  • You can complete up to a maximum of five terms/placements in your undergraduate program.
  • Why Co-op?

How Co-op Works

  • Qualifying for Co-op
  • Application Requirements and How to Apply for Co-op
  • International Students
  • Fees
  • Co-op Work Term Schedules
  • You Are Accepted into Co-op - Now What?
  • Responsibilities While on Co-op Work Term

Contact tracy.james-hockin@uoit.ca to learn more about any of the above.