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Computer Science Co-Op Program @ CCNY

Career & Professional Development Institute

Computer Science Co-Op Program @ CCNY


The Computer Science Co-Op Program @ CCNY is a two-semester-long program designed to deliver qualified tech talent to local employers and short-term professional opportunities to competitive NYC undergraduates.  A partnership between the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline and City College of New York (CCNY), The Computer Science Co-Op Program @ CCNY gathers valuable feedback from host businesses to better align tech education with the workforce needs of NYC employers.

The Computer Science Co-op Program @ CCNY administered by the Computer Science Department and CCNY Career and Professional Development Institute (CPDI) places computer science students with employers partners.These students have a skill level equivalent to pre-“software engineer,” that is, workable as an entry-level programmer who is familiar with object-oriented programming in C++, Java, and Python, and with a knowledge of data structures and algorithmic development. They have also gone through a professional development program to ensure they are ready for the workplace.

These placements will start at the beginning of the summer semester and the student will be with the organization through the fall for a total of approximately 7 months.   At no cost to the employer, the student will work 35 hours per week during the summer 2 term where the hourly wage is subsidized by NYC Tech Talent Pipeline from June 24th till July 26th (5 weeks). After July 26th, the student will then transition to part-time hours (15-20) where the employer will be responsible for compensating the hours at the rate of $18, from July 29th until the end of the Fall semester, December 6th at the rate of $18/hr. 

It is the expectation of the program that the initial hours with the employer that are being subsidized by NYC Tech Talent Pipeline are “training hours” where the student is being trained on any additional technologies/skills (if any) that he/she needs to know to be able to their work.  Then it is the expectation that once the employer is paying the student that the student is a strong contributor to the project work or is assigned their own project.

CLICK HERE to submit your information if you are interested in HOSTING A COMPUTER SCIENCE STUDENT.  Once we receive your information, a representative from our office will contact you to schedule a phone call to further discuss the program. 

NYC Tech Talent Pipeline is a $10 million public-private partnership, launched by Mayor Bill de Blasio in May 2014 to support the growth of the NYC tech sector and prepare New Yorkers across the five boroughs for 21st century jobs. The Tech Talent Pipeline works with public and private partners to define employer needs, develop and test training and education solutions, and scale what works throughout the City, delivering quality talent for the City’s businesses and quality jobs for New Yorkers.