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: Now Open!

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 

CWEE Course List Spring 2022

SU22 CWEE COURSE LIST PDF

SU22 CWEE FLYER PDF

FA22 CWEE COURSE LIST PDF

FA22 CWEE FLYER PDF

SU/FA 2022 CWEE ORIENTATION SCHEDULE:

Date/Time Location
Wednesday, May 25th @ 1-2 pm  Zoom
Thursday, May 26th @ 3-4 pm  Zoom
Wednesday, June 1st @ 2-3 pm  Zoom
Thursday, June 2nd @ 12-1  Zoom
Wednesday, June 8th @ 4-5 pm  Zoom
Thursday, June 9th @ 10-11 am  Zoom
Wednesday, June 15th @ 2-3 pm  Zoom
Thursday, June 16th @ 3-4 pm  Zoom
Tuesday, August 16th @ 2-3 pm  Zoom
Wednesday, August 17th @ 4-5 pm  Zoom
Wednesday, August 24th @ 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)