Cooperative Education, or co-op, is the integration of classroom theory with applied learning in appropriate fields of business, engineering, science, technology, education, and other professions. Florida Tech students can obtain valuable major-related work experience and receive undergraduate academic credit through the co-op program . Co-op at Florida Tech is an optional program for qualified main campus students and is available for every major, with appropriate departmental approvals. Getting major-related work experience can be a great way for students to apply what they have learned in the classroom and can help clarify career goals. In addition, students gain a competitive edge in their full-time job search because they have the skills and relevant experience that employers are seeking.
Connecting Florida Tech students with high-tech employers, ProTrack is Florida Tech's innovative and flexible cooperative education program.
ProTrack combines a traditional university education with a one-of-a-kind, student-centered cooperative education program. Our program structure allows both U.S. citizens and international students to complete several semester-long paid work experiences related to their major and career interests while still earning their undergraduate or graduate degree in an appropriate amount of time. Co-op is available every semester, for multiple semesters, not just in the summer or as a one-time experience.
Co-op students are also eligible for the FastTrack program, which allows them to earn a Master’s degree in just five years. For more information, read here: Finish in Five.
Students at Florida Tech have the opportunity to gain valuable undergraduate major-related work experience for academic credit. Options include working a Spring, Summer or Fall semester, working two semesters back-to-back, or working part-time while attending classes full time.
ProTrack Co-op is designed to provide engineering students opportunities to apply the skills and theories taught in academic courses to their chosen field of study through a series of engaging work experiences.
By partnering with Florida Tech to employ talented students in appropriate co-op positions, your company can lower its costs of recruitment, training, labor and employee retention. You'll also benefit from the wellspring of enthusiasm, talent and hard work our students offer.
Florida Tech students of any major have several options to get credit for major-related work experiences. Options include working a Spring, Summer or Fall semester, working two semesters back-to-back, or working part-time while attending classes full time.