Co-op Option

Advantages of Co-op Option

Co-operative education is an opportunity to get a head start on a career. It permits students to develop key skills, explore career options, and graduate with 12 months of relevant experience. The Co-op option assists graduating students in achieving a competitive edge, while generating experience within the industry. 

Students who successfully complete the specified number of Co-op work terms receive a Cooperative Education Designation on their degree. This special designation signals to future employers that such students are not only well educated, but experienced in the workplace. 

Admission Requirements

The number of places in the Co-op option will initially be limited to 12 students per year who are applying directly from high school.

Students are required to have a 12U Math course, a minimum entrance average of 80%, and submit a 2-page essay on why they want to take part in the Co-op option. In addition, it would be beneficial to have previous programming experience. 

Movement Between Co-op and Regular Degree Programs

Students who are not admitted into the Co-op program directly from high school can apply for admission after arriving at Trent provided there are available spaces in the program. A Waitlist will be maintained and students will be informed if places become available. 

Applicable Degree Programs 

The Co-op option at Trent will be available to students in one of four Degree programs: