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: Summer 2021 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 

SUMMER/FALL 2021*

CWEE ORIENTATION SCHEDULE:

Date Time Location
Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 2-3 pm Zoom
Thursday, May 20th, 2021 2-3 pm Zoom
Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 4-5 pm Zoom
Thursday, May 27th, 2021 10-11 am Zoom
Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021 2-3 pm Zoom
Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 3-4 pm Zoom
Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 5-6 pm Zoom
Thursday, June 10th, 2021 3-4 pm Zoom
Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 12-1 pm Zoom
Thursday, June 17th, 2021 3-4 pm Zoom

*Additional orientation dates will be added as we get closer to the start of Fall classes

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)