Cooperative Education

A Tech Prep program meets all of the technical requirements at CTC and the sending school provides all of the academic requirements. 

The cooperative education program allows outstanding students to explore an actual work experience in their selected field.

This is a one-year opportunity for Seniors who have been recommended by their career and technical education instructor and their sending school.

The work experience is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of the actual employment setting and apply the techniques, skills, and academics gained throughout their educational experience.


Advanced Standing

Students entering approved Tech Prep programs are offered the option of continuing their education at a post-secondary institution with advanced standing and direct admission.

Students are able to earn advanced standing in two and four-year degree or certificate programs.

Each program has technical and academic courses that the student must complete in order to receive this benefit.


Advantages of Cooperative Education

  • Employability Skills
  • Job Placement
  • On the Job Training
  • Supervised Employment
  • Career Decision Making

Local businesses and industries that have participated in our Co-Op program include:

Abington Manor
Allied Services
Bardane Manufacturing Company
Ben Rinker Electric
Brown's Motors
Burne Cadillac
C&P Auto
Caines Plumbing & Excavating
Carbondale Area Builders
Chartwells Food Service
Cougar Auto
CTS Enterprises
Dale's Car Sales
Dunkin' Donuts
Fargione's Auto Service
Frank Payne Excavating
Green Ridge Health Care Center
Highway Auto
Holiday Manor
Home Instead Senior Care
J.C.Penney Salon
Joey's Gourmet Pizza
Knowlton & Sons
Kresge Masonry
Lackawanna Co. H.C.C.
Lil' Tikes Play Center
Lockheed Martin
Management Enterprises
Marino Brothers
Maurer Construction

Mellow Electric Co.
Mercy Hospital
Mike's Heavy Equipment & Trailer
Milewski Towing Service
NEIU #19
Panel Prints
Penn DOT
Perry's General Contracting
Pizza Hut
Price Chopper
R.G. Masonry Co.
Rock Ridge Stone
Roginson Electric
Scranton Craftsman
Scranton Dodge
Shining Stars Learning Center
Signature Homes
Simplex Industries
Sosnoski and Sons Electric
Steer Machine Tool & Die Corp.
The Print Factory
Tinsley Design
Toyota Scion of Scranton
Treasure House