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Limitation on Enrollment:  To participate in Cooperative Work Experience: (1) students must be working in a paid or unpaid job; (2) students must be able to become involved in new or expanded responsibilities on the job; (3) the employer must be willing to cooperate with the college in the supervision and evaluation of the student and (4) the student must attend all coordination/consultation meetings in addition to other work and class responsibilities.

CWE Units Unpaid Placement:
1 unit 60 hours
2 units 120 hours
3 units 180 hours
4 units 240 hours
5 units 300 hours
6 units 360 hours
7 units 420 hours
8 units 480 hours

CWE Units Paid Placement:
1 unit 75 hours
2 units 150 hours
3 units 225 hours
4 units 300 hours
5 units 375 hours
6 units 450 hours
7 units 525 hours
8 units 600 hours 

CWE 149 Cooperative Work Experience:  Occupational - 1 to 8 units

Acceptable for credit:  CSU - CL

Supervised employment extending classroom-based learning to an on-the-job learning environment relating to the student’s career and educational goals. In addition, these work experiences improve the student’s basic work skills and professional competencies by creating career awareness, improving work habits and fostering positive workplace attitudes.   

Students enrolled in CWE 149 may earn up to 8 units of credit per semester not to exceed 16 units in total. Any units earned in any other Cooperative Work Experience will be included in the 16 unit maximum.  (F, S, U) (GR/P/NP)

 Cooperative Work Experience: Occupational is available in the following majors:

Agribusiness (AG 149)

Early Childhood Studies (ECS 149)

Emergency Medical Services (EMS 149)

Human Services (HUSV 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170)

Physical Education (PE 149) 

CWE 302 Cooperative Work Experience: General - 1 to 6 units

Acceptable for credit:  Credit degree-applicable

Supervised employment, extending classroom-based learning to an on-the-job learning environment not directly related to the student’s career and/or educational goals. In addition, these work experiences improve the student’s basic work skills and professional competencies by creating career awareness, improving work habits and fostering positive workplace attitudes. (

Students enrolled in CWE 302 may earn up to 6 units of credit per semester not to exceed 16 units in total. Any units earned in any other Cooperative Work Experience will be included in the 16 unit maximum.  F, S) (GR/P/NP)