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Internship Program and Work Experience (WEXP)

Courses

The following Work Experience courses are offered:

WEXP 198     Work Experience - General    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Be in a paid or non-paid internship, volunteer opportunity, or job.
Hours:  60-225 hours LAB 
This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within their current job. Course content will include understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms, which document the student’s progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. During the course of the semester, the student is required to fulfill an 16 hour orientation. Additionally, students must complete 75 hours of paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience, for one unit. An additional 75 hours of paid work experience or 60 hours of unpaid work experience is required for each additional unit.  This course may be taken again when there is new or expanded learning on the job for a maximum of 6 units. 

WEXP 298     Work Experience in (Subject)    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 60-300 hours LAB 
Provides students with the opportunities to develop or add marketable skills related to their vocational study programs. 

WEXP 498     Work Experience in (Subject)    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Student must be in a paid or non-paid internship, volunteer opportunity, or job related to career interests.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours:  60-300 hours LAB 
This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within their current job. Course content will include understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms, which document the student’s progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. During the course of the semester, the student is required to fulfill a 16 hour orientation. Additionally, students must complete 75 hours of paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience, for one unit. An additional 75 hours of paid work experience or 60 hours of unpaid work experience is required for each additional unit The course may be taken four times for credit, when there is new or expanded learning on the job, for a maximum of 16 units. 

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