Variable work station hours. Prerequisite: Permission of the Cooperative Education Office, concurrent enrollment in a planned vocational program, and employment in a college approved job directly related to the student¿s academic major.
Students may receive credit for work experience related to their major field or to their established career goal. Seminars and individual conferences are scheduled at convenient times during the semester for the instructor and the student to establish learning objectives related to the student¿s employment. Students are given appropriate assignments related to the stated objectives and graded in accordance with the college¿s established grading system. As an alternative, related instruction classes meeting one hour per week, usually in the evening, are available for those students who prefer or need a more structured learning process. One unit of credit for each 75 hours worked per semester, with a maximum of four units per semester, may be earned by students with jobs related to their academic or occupational majors or goals. A maximum of 16 units of college credit may be earned in parallel Cooperative Education. Transfer credit: CSU.
Designed for the student who does not have a job that relates to a specific occupational goal or college major. Under the direction of the college coordinator, students focus on career awareness and development of desirable employment habits and attitudes. Each student must establish measurable learning objectives appropriate for his/her job. Students may be eligible for up to three units of credit per semester. One unit of credit may be earned for each 75 hours of paid work (approximately five hours per week) or 60 hours of volunteer work per semester. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 6 units. Transfer credit: CSU.