Kettering is a national leader in career-based cooperative education. It is the only co-op school in the country that sends its entire student body into professional co-op jobs as a requirement of their academic curriculum. Students attend classes and work in their field of study on rotating three-month terms year round. Referred to as “A-Section” and “B-Section,” the student body is divided in half, with A-Section students attending classes while B-Section students are at work, and vice versa. A few co-op partners, such as Disney, prefer students to work in six month rotations, so some Kettering students attend classes and work on a six month rotation instead of the standard three month rotation.
The end result is that when Kettering students graduate, they have earned an undergraduate degree and gained two years of professional work experience.