Practical Training - International Programs and Services

International students who attend Ohlone College can gain work experience. They may do this by working part-time at Ohlone College, pending job availability. Or, they may engage in Curricular Practical Training (CPT) or Optional Practical Training (OPT).

CPT is work international students do related to their field of study, and for credit toward their 2-year degree. OPT is work Ohlone College international students may do in the U.S., full-time for up to 1 year, after they graduate from Ohlone College with a degree.

For more information on CPT and OPT, please contact Kristi Radke, International Programs and Services Coordinator, at