Cooperative Work Experience Education (CWEE)

Welcome to Cooperative Work Experience Education!

CWEE is a course where students can earn between 1-4 college units for their job, internship, or volunteer experience. You do not attend a class, your job is the class!  

CWEE questions? Please contact CWEE Program Coordinator, Cynthia Perez-Nicholas at cperez@losmedanos.edu

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STEPS TO APPLY:

1. Fill out CWEE Application at:  Open Now!

2. Attend required orientation (see schedule below)

3. Enroll in CWEE course (see list below)

CWEE COURSE LIST:

160 - GENERAL WORK EXPERIENCE:
For students whose current job/volunteer work does not relate to their academic and/or career goal.

Course offered: COOP-160 

170 - OCCUPATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
For students whose current job/volunteer work relates to their academic and/or career goal.

Courses offered: ADJUS-170, APPLI-170, ART-170, AUTO-170, BUS-170, CHDEV-170, COMSC-170, COOP-170, EMS-170, ETEC-170, FIRE-170, JOURN-170, KNICA-170, MANGT-170, PTEC-170,  RA-170, WELD-170  

180 - OCCUPATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE INTERNSHIP
For students working in a paid/unpaid internship that relates to their academic and/or career goal.

Courses offered: ADJUS-180, APPLI-180, ART-180, AUTO-180, BUS-180, CHDEV-180, COMSC-180, COOP-180, EMS-180, ETEC-180, FIRE-180, JOURN-180, KNICA-180, MANGT-180, PTEC-180, RA-180, WELD-180 

SPRING 2021 CWEE ORIENTATION SCHEDULE:

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 13th 2-3 pm Zoom
Thursday, January 14th 10-11 am Zoom
Wednesday, January 20th 5-6 pm Zoom
Wednesday, January 27th 3-4 pm Zoom
Thursday, January 28th 2-3 pm Zoom
Wednesday, February 3rd 6-7 pm Zoom
Thursday, February 4th 3-4 pm Zoom
Wednesday, February 10th 2-3 pm Zoom

UNIT/HOUR CONVERSION CHARTS:

SUMMER - 8 WEEK TERM - PAID

Units Average Hours Worked Per Week Total Hours Worked in Term
1 10 75
2 19 150
3 29 225
4 37.5 300

SUMMER - 8 WEEK TERM - UNPAID

Units Average Hours Worked Per Week Total Hours Worked in Term
1 8 60
2 15 120
3 23 180
4 30 240

 FALL/SPRING - 16 WEEK TERM - PAID

Units Average Hours Worked Per Week Total Hours Worked in Term
1 5 75
2 10 150
3 15 225
4 20 300

FALL/SPRING - 16 WEEK TERM - UNPAID

Units Average Hours Worked Per Week Total Hours Worked in Term
1 4 60
2 8 120
3 12 180
4 15 240

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. Up to 12 units may be transferable to CSU (Please see your counselor for further information)