Student Eligibility Requirements

School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM):

To be eligible to participate in a Cooperative Work/Field Experience and receive academic credit, students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

Meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be enrolled as a degree-seeking student in the School of Science, Technology, and Engineering & Mathematics (STEM).
  • Find a co-op or internship that is related to your major (through own initiative or with assistance from the internship manager, faculty or program chair)
  • Maintain a 2.5/4.0 grade point average.
  • Note:
    • Employers may require a higher grade point average.
  • Have earned 30 credit hours towards the academic major at the time of application or, if a transfer student, completed one semester at Owens Community College.
  • Enroll in a Cooperative Work / Field Experience course (a 291 or 293 extension course)
    • Depending on the student’s major, this course would be listed as:
      • CIV 291 for a major in Architectural Engineering Technology.
      • CAD 291 for a major in CAD Technology.
      • ENV 291 for a major in Environmental Science.
      • ALT 291 for a major in Alternative Energy.
      • WLD 291 for a major in Welding.
      • EET 291 for a major in Electrical and Computer Technologies.
      • LTM 291 for a major in Life and Natural Sciences.
      • SKT 291 for a major in the Skilled Trades.
      • AUT 291 for a major in Automotive Technology.
      • DSL 291 for a major in Diesel Technology.
      • IST 293 for a major in Database Management and Administration, Computer Programming Technology, Information Systems Technology.
  • In some instances, a student may be able to substitute work experience to receive academic credit for the internship.  The program chair and faculty facilitator must approve the substitution.
  • Complete the necessary prerequisite courses (check with your academic advisor or program chair.)
  • Receive approval from faculty coordinator, the academic department chair, and or the STEM Internship Manager.