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Academic Career Experience & Service Learning

Program Information and Requirements

What majors do employers look for?

We regularly place students majoring in the following programs of study:

  • Biology
  • Chemical Technology
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technology
  • General Business Studies
  • Office Professions

Our employers occasionally have a need for students majoring in the following programs of study:

  • Accounting
  • Criminal Justice
  • Computer Applications
  • Some allied health sciences

What are the GPA* requirements for the co-op employers?

Dow Corning and Nexteer Automotive:
  • 3.0 for referral and placement


Dow Chemical
  • 2.7 for referral, placement and continued employment

Delta College and area businesses:

  • 2.0 for referral, placement, and continued employment
  • some area businesses may have different GPA requirements

*cumulative grade point average

What are the credit hour requirements for co-op employers?

Dow Chemical, Delta College, and area businesses:

  • enroll in and successfully complete a minimum of 6 credit hours during each fall and winter semester

Dow Corning and Nexteer Automotive:

  • enroll in and successfully complete a minimum of 12 credit hours each fall and winter semester
  • employment with Nexteer - Students are required to work a minimum of 20 hours per week during the fall/winter semesters and have completed at least one semester of college credits

Note 1: Co-op (ACE) credits are included in the total number of credits required each semester.

Note 2: Enrollment requirements vary with each company during the spring/summer semesters; therefore, check with your coordinator or employer prior to registration.

Do I qualify?

  • ALL students must have a minimum of one year of studies remaining at Delta College before graduating or transferring
  • Applicants must be willing to make a minimum one-year commitment to a co-op assignment
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in classes at Delta College
  • All applicants must have an active e-mail address and check it on a regular basis
  • Once employed, students must enroll in and complete the appropriate ACE courses

ACE COURSE REQUIREMENTS once employed are:

  • Enrollment and completion of ACE courses is mandatory.
  • ACE courses are only offered fall and winter semesters.
  • ACE classes can be counted toward elective credits at Delta and future educational institutions.
  • Students are responsible for payment of all tuition and fees for ACE classes.
  • Failure to enroll in the required classes may result in your termination from your ACE position.
  • Do not enroll for an ACE class until you are placed in an Co-op position; the ACE office will send you a letter advising you on the appropriate ACE course enrollment.



 Business & Human Services


 Communications & Sciences




 Technical & Industrial


 1st Year Co-op  1st  ACE 105


 ACE 110


 ACE 115


 ACE 120


 2nd  ACE 106


 ACE 111


 ACE 116


 ACE 121


 2nd Year Co-op 1st  ACE 205


 ACE 210


 ACE 215


 ACE 220


 2nd  ACE 206


 ACE 211


 ACE 216


 ACE 221


 1-credit Internships  N/A  ACE 280


 N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A  ACE 285



 NOTE: ACE courses for Internships vary. See the ACE office for details.

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