Cooperative Work Experience Education

LEARN WHILE YOU EARN - EDUCATION THAT WORKS!

 

Cooperative Work Experience Education (CWEE) is an instructional program in which students earn college credit for what they learn while working at paid jobs or as volunteers (even if self-employed). 


"I have learned more in one unit of CWEE than three units in other classes. CWEE gave me the opportunity to use reality based experiences -some good and some not so good- to my advantage in becoming a professional person in the work force. I not only benefitted educationally but prospered financially: four different promotions and career advances directly related to CWEE. Thank you again for your guidance, expertise, and overall great advice" Linda Wootton


Students can earn up to 8 units in one semester, and up to 16 units will apply to an Associate Degree and can be transferred to California State Universities as elective credit. CWEE courses can be repeated until all 16 units are completed.

Students, with the guidance of their work supervisor and CWEE instructor, set their own Learning Objectives, which they fulfill during the semester.  Learning Objectives define what a student will learn on the job during the semester, and how they will go about achieving their objective(s). "Learning" may involve acquiring new knowledge or skills, or improving what a student already knows or can do.

Students do not need to enroll in other courses in order to enroll in CWEE classes. There are no class meetings required, other than an initial orientation meeting. In some cases the initial orientation meeting can be waived.


Frequently Asked Questions


For more information:  

contact the CWEE office at 468-3047 or 468-3020 OR make an appointment with a counselor (468-3048) OR attend an orientation (click on "Continuing Students" tab) OR....

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BECOMING A CWEE STUDENT BY CLICKING HERE

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