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Cooperative Education

College Cooperative Education

The College Cooperative Education program is a planned and progressive learning process that integrates academic studies with supervised work experience. Students are employed by TxDOT in positions related to their major field of study.

Academic credit for work experience is awarded based on institution co-op policy.

To qualify for the program, students must:

  • be at least 17 years old,
  • be eligible to work in the U.S.,
  • submit a completed state employment application, and
  • be enrolled as a full-time student at a high school, technical school, college or university the spring semester before the summer work period OR be currently accepted for enrollment at an institution of higher learning.

High School Cooperative Education

TxDOT's statewide high school cooperative education program gives high school students an opportunity to gain valuable work experience working in a professional environment. TxDOT hires students part-time for maintenance, engineering and technical positions and pays them an hourly wage.

To qualify for the program, students must:

  • be at least 17 years old,
  • be eligible to work in the U.S.,
  • submit a completed state employment application, and
  • be enrolled in the school's co-op program.

For more information, please contact Human Resources Employment Offices.

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