Work Experience Education

Cooperative Work Experience Education combines work experience with college instruction. This program is organized to provide students with new, expanded, and practical learning opportunities on the job so they may achieve the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for career success. In addition to the general work experience course (WKEX 233), occupational work experience courses are offered in all career education disciplines (see courses numbered 299 in career education disciplines).

Contact Information

Chair: Donna Davis

Dean: Al Taccone

Department: Career Studies & Services

Office: Building OC4700, 760.795.6772

Full-Time Faculty

Donna Davis

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WKEX 233: General Cooperative Work Experience

Units: 1-3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisite: Must be employed and complete 60 non-paid or 75 paid hours per unit.
Enrollment Limitation: May not enroll in any combination of cooperative work experience and/or internship studies concurrently.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Laboratory 13.63 hours.
Course Typically Offered: To be arranged

General Cooperative Work Experience is intended for students who are employed in a job not directly related to their major. It allows such students the opportunity to explore various work environments and to undertake new responsibilities and learn new skills at work. Topics include goal-setting, employability skills development, and examination of the world of work as it relates to the student's career plans. Students may not earn more than 16 units in any combination of cooperative work experience (general or occupational) and/or internship studies during community college attendance.