Cooperative Work Experience Education (CWEE)

CWEE offers THREE courses to connect your college education to your career. 

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.

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COOP-160 - General Work Experience
For students whose current job/volunteer work does not relate to their academic and/or career goal. (Course is COOP-160)
 
COOP-170*  - Occupational Work Experience 
For students whose current job/volunteer work relates to their academic and/or career goal.
(*Course is listed in the discipline, Example: BUS 170)
 
COOP-180* - Occupational Work Experience Internship
 For students whose current job/volunteer working in a paid/unpaid internship that relates to their academic and/or career goal. (*Course is listed in the discipline, Example JOURN-180) 
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*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. 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.

Chris Franzel, an intern at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission shares his experience. Video property of BAYWORK