ProTrack Co-op at Florida Tech

How ProTrack Works

Prospective students applying for admission to Florida Tech's College of Engineering and wishing to enroll in ProTrack should indicate so by checking the appropriate box on their admission application, which is available for download or completion online.

The entire first year is spent in classes at Florida Tech, where students build a strong foundation in the knowledge and skills needed for their first co-op job. Students must earn an average GPA of 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale) in their academic studies their first year to begin ProTrack.

During the first year of study, ProTrack students take Engineering Co-op Prep 1000, a comprehensive preparatory course focused on critical skills and strategies for success in choosing the right co-op and excelling in it. Topics include career exploration, resume development, the job search, interview skills, and workplace issues.

In their second year, ProTrack students are assigned one of two co-op cycles and begin their first (or first and second) work experience(s). Here's a typical example of how it breaks down:

Co-op Cycle 1
Fall
Spring
Summer A
Summer B
Freshman
(first year)
Class Class

Break
(3 credits online)

Break
Sophomore
(second year)
Class Co-op Experience 1
(6 credits online)
Class Break
Junior
(third year)

Co-op Experience 2
(3 credits online)

Class Co-op Experience 3
(3 credits online)
Senior
(fourth year)
Class Class Senior Design
Graduation
Co-op Cycle 2 Fall Spring Summer A Summer B

Freshman
(first year)

Class Class Break
(3 credits online)
Break
Sophomore
(second year)
Co-op Experience 1
(6 credits online)
Class

Co-op Experience 2
(3 credits online)

Junior
(third year)
Class Co-op Experience 3
(3 credits online)
Class Break
Senior
(fourth year)
Class Class Senior Design Graduation

For more information about the courses you'll take in a specific engineering major program, check out the University Catalog.