Work Experience

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Work Experience Program Details

The mission of the Cooperative Work Experience Education program is to strengthen student learning by engaging students in enhanced on-the-job learning opportunities, enabling students to develop positive work habits and behaviors in alignment with generally accepted business principles, standards, and work ethics while applying the skills and knowledge acquired in their academic coursework while earning degree-applicable elective units.

This is an independent study course, which means students do not have specific set hours that they are required to come to a physical classroom to learn but do have required activities they must complete by deadlines. Students participating in the TC WKEX program will attend a required orientation during the first week of the course which will provide an overview of the syllabus and expectations. This course also requires an onsite consultation with the student, supervisor, and WKEX course instructor to discuss the students’ on-the-job learning. The remainder of the course is conducted using an online Canvas classroom shell. Required course activities include but may not be limited to: Learning Station Agreement, Learning Objectives Contract, Evaluations, Timesheets, Reflection, etc.

Students will be awarded units based on the number of paid or unpaid hours they complete between the date that they enroll in the Work Experience course and the date the semester ends.

Units PAID hours required UNPAID hours required
1 75 60
2 150 120
3 225 180

Student Application Process

The following four (4) steps are required and are the responsibility of the student:

Summer 2020:

June Start Date Courses: Tuesday, June 9th at 9am OR 5:30pm

Fall 2020:

August Start Date Courses: Thursday, August 27th at 9am OR 5:30pm
October Start Date Courses: Tuesday, October 6th at 9am or 5:30pm

*Cut off for RSVP is the Sunday before each course begins

Work Experience Course Start Date Student Forms Due On-Campus Orientations Onsite Consultation
January January 1st Third week of January Last week of January
Mid-March February 15 Early March Mid-March
June May 15 Early June Mid-June
August August 1st Third week of August Late August
Mid-October September 15 Early October Mid-October