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.
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)
*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.