Folsom Lake College's work experience program is a unique, experiential academic program that allows individuals to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to a work environment. Upon completion of their work experience, students may earn 1-4 units of transferable credit with a letter grade. This program serves: college interns, volunteers, and employees. It also meets one of the living skills graduation requirement for an associate degree.
Internships and volunteer experiences provide an opportunity for students to obtain work experience in their major. This activity assists students to develop technical skills, explore career choices, build confidence, network with people in the field, and transition for entry into a competitive labor market.
Interested students must apply two or more weeks before classes start and are required to take a weekly one-hour career management class. College credit is earned and internships may be paid or non-paid.
The program also assists employed students who are interested in advancing within their existing work environment. Through this program and the approval of the student’s employer supervisor, students can apply what they have learned in the classroom to their job. College credit is earned.