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Cooperative Education


The purpose of the Co-Op Program is to integrate classroom studies with academic related work experience. All non-licensed cadets must participate in a Co-Op as required by their major and are designed for students who have completed two or three years of coursework. Each Co-Op provides a great opportunity to develop the skills leaned in the classroom, culminating in a relationship with a company that could lead to a job offer upon graduation. 

Students participating in the Co-operative Education Program include the following majors: 

  • International Business and Logistics (IBL)
  • Global Studies and Maritime Affairs (GSMA)
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME)
  • Facilities Engineering Technology (FET)
Students are required to register for the course and then attend a workshop that outlines expectations and desired outcomes. Typically, Co-Ops are available between May-August. At the end of the Co-Op, students must complete a written paper on their experience and must receive an evaluation from their Supervisor. Career Services will assist in securing Co-Op opportunities related to each student's area of interest.
To date students have successfully completed internships with local, state, and national agencies, including, but not limited to the following:
  • Aero Union
  • Alaris Companies
  • Alcatraz Cruises
  • America Presidents Lines Ltd.
  • Arcturus Marine Systems
  • BAE Systems
  • Bay City Boiler & Engineering
  • Bayview Engineering & Construction
  • California Highway Patrol
  • California State Department of Agriculture
  • California State DGS/BPM Central Plant
  • California State Lands Commission
  • California State Senator Leland Yee's Office
  • Central Contra Costa Sanitary District
  • Constellation Energy Group
  • Crockett Cogeneration, L.P.
  • Dana Warf Sport Fishing
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Equity Office
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Foss Maritime
  • Genentech
  • General Dynamics NASSCO
  • Guttmann & Blaevoet
  • Hornblower Cruises & Events
  • Intel Corporation
  • Landstar Logistics
  • Northrop Grumman
  • OOCL
  • Pasha
  • Panetta Institute
  • Pensionalysis, Inc.
  • Peruvian Embassy
  • Ports America
  • Ports of Benicia, Stockton, Oakland, San Francisco, Seattle, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Hueneme
  • Public Health Corp. I H S Branch
  • Red Cross
  • Saleae
  • Siemens Transportation Systems
  • Transportation Partnership and Cooperation
  • UCSF Facilities Department
  • United States Coast Guard
  • US Secret Service
  • USS-POSCO Industries
  • United State Navy
  • Various Police Departments
  • Various Congressional Representatives
  • Western Allied Mechanical Inc.

 For for information about Co-Ops come into Career Services or contact us at 707-654-1071.


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