To participate in Work Experience, students must:
Begin earning college credit for your current job, internship, or volunteer activities as early as your first semester. Contact our Work Experience Office or use the resources on this page and left menu to get started today!
There are two types of Work Experience courses: General and Occupational. Some degrees and certificates require Work Experience, while other programs offer Work Experience as an elective.
Take a look at the Work Experience Participating Programs to select the correct course based on your current position, educational goal, and number of hours you will be working.
General Work Experience (WEG095A) courses are for students who have a job or internship that does not relate to their desired major or occupational goal.
A maximum of 6 credits/units may be earned if you meet the hour requirements.
Occupational Work Experience courses, such as: Automotive Technology (AUTO095A), Kinesiology (KINE095A), Business and Hospitality (BUMA095A), etc. are for students who have a job or internship that relates to their desired major or occupational goal.
A maximum of 8 credits/units may be earned, if you meet the hour requirements.
|Session||Fall 2023||Spring 2024||Summer 2024|
|16 week||8/25/23 - 12/15/24||1/29/24 - 5/24/23||-|
|12 week||9/25/23 - 12/15/24||2/26/23 - 5/24/23||-|
|8 week||-||-||Dates TBD|
The number of units/credits you earn in a Work Experience course is based on how many hours you work per semester.
Students must complete learning objectives, required course assignments, and forms, which can be found via Canvas once enrolled, to receive credit for the course.
Units/Credits are determined as follows:
Work hours must be completed within the semester's start and end dates. Late start courses (12-week session) are available.
Students must determine how many hours they are able to work or intern during the semester/session before selecting how many units/credits to enroll via Self Service. Use the table below to guide you.
If you are actively seeking an internship, consider your school schedule and time-management skills, along with the agency needs to determine how many hours you can commit to an internship.
|Work Hours Required
By End Of Semester
|Session Length||Estimated Hours Per Week||Work Hours Required By End Of Semester||Units Earned|
Log into Canvas the first day of class to review syllabus and begin course!
Notify your instructor before you plan to withdraw from the course, if you may be terminated from your job or internship, or if you experience any event that may prevent you from completing the required hours.
Students may be dropped at census by their instructor due to no participation. Students are expected to follow the same add/drop dates as any other course.