Work Experience Education (WRKX)

Welcome to Work Experience Education!

Work Experience Education 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!  

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

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STEPS TO APPLY:

1. Fill out the Work Experience Application: CLOSED for Spring 2024

2. Attend required orientation (see schedule below)

3. Enroll in Work Experience course (see list below)

WORK EXPERIENCE 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: WRKX-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, WRKX-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, WRKX-180, EMS-180, ETEC-180, FIRE-180, JOURN-180, KNICA-180, MANGT-180, PTEC-180, RA-180, WELD-180 

WRKX Course List /Flyer:

SP24 Course List w/Instructors

SP24 WRKX Flyer

WORK EXPERIENCE ORIENTATION SCHEDULE:

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)