Earn college credit while you learn on-the-job
CWEE offers THREE courses to connect
your college education to your career.
Students must have a current work experience to be elligible for a CWEE Course.
- General Work Experience
For students whose current job/volunteer work does not relate to their academic and/or career goal. (Course is COOP-160)
For students whose current job/volunteer work relates to their academic and/or career goal.
(Course is listed in the discipline, Ex, BUS 170)
For students working in a paid/unpaid internship that relates to their academic and/or career goal. (Course is listed in the discipline, Ex. JOURN-180)
Minimum Hours Required to enroll in CWEE:
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Units Per Paid Hours Worked
1 unit = 75 hours total
2 units = 150 hours total
3 units = 225 hours total
4 units = 300 hours total
Units Per Volunteer Hours Worked
1 unit = 60 hours total
2 units = 120 hours total
3 units = 180 hours total
4 units = 240 hours total
Students may earn a maximum of 16 units of occupational work experience internship during community college attendance which may be applied as electives toward graduation. 12 units are transferable to CSU.
*COOP-170 and COOP-180 courses are listed in the schedule by subject – Administration of Justice: ADJUS-170, Business: BUS-170, Process Technology: PTEC-180, etc.
Note: Opportunities for Internships vary greatly between departments and are not available in all disciplines. Consult with your instructor or visit https://www.collegecentral.com/losmedanos/ to learn more about internship opportunities in your chosen field.
Cooperative Work Experience Education (CWEE) is a course where the student, employer, and college faculty work together to combine academic study and the student's current work experience*. CWEE students may earn up to 4 units per semester while developing marketable career skills. Please read below to see which CWEE class is right for you.