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 an opportunity for international students to do a part-time internship in their field of study while also earning credit toward their 2-year degree.

OPT is an opportunity to work 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 Manager, at