We bring prepared students and interested employers together.
The cooperative education work experience is powerful and dynamic, providing both technical and social learning opportunities. The purpose of the co-op is to facilitate practical, hands-on experience in a student’s field of study. Along with this work experience comes exposure to:
- Current practices in your area of study
- Management organizations and structures
- Diverse equipment, machinery, people, and geographical locations
- The social atmosphere and its surrounding community
Cooperative education courses at Maine Maritime Academy are an integral part of our students' education and a graduation requirement for most majors.
- Some sponsor companies are large, national and multinational companies. The primary motivations of these companies in sponsoring co-ops, is to train and evaluate students in order to develop them as prospective future employees
- Co-op courses earn academic credits toward graduation
- Experience may be an avenue for employment opportunities with sponsor companies
- Typically completed during summers between academic years (students may opt to do year-long co-op with pre-approval)
- All students who are preparing for the USCG unlimited license programs are required to participate in MMA’s original Cooperative Education program called Cadet Shipping
- Students in the USCG unlimited license programs may do a co-op following completion of the training cruise