Cooperative Education | BCTC

Cooperative Education & Placement

student working over lab benchBluegrass Community & Technical College offers students work based educational experiences through cooperative and experiential education courses. These courses offer students on- and off-campus workplace education with in-demand career skills development.

Cooperative Education (COE) is for students in Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, diploma and certificate training programs. These students are eligible for work based educational cooperative/practicum placements in business and industries that align with their majors.

Students in degree programs other than the AAS are also eligible to participate in cooperative education; these are COED courses. Cooperatives are planned and evaluated work experiences related to students' educational outcomes.

Experiential Education placement is for a student who plans to transfer, is non-degree seeking or is an undecided major. The placement maybe related to their major or exploratory in nature.

student working in fuse boxEmployers that host these students gain access to a qualified group of newly skilled & talented workers, they foster a deeper knowledge and understanding of a given occupation, and it offers an opportunity to directly recruit their future workforce.

If you are a student or employer who would like to participate please contact:

Laura Lynch
Assistant Dean Skilled Trades
Leestown Campus
Suite M-112
Office: (859) 246-6583
Cell: (859) 270-5563


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