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Check out this video for more info about Work Experience and how to enroll! 

Cooperative Work Experience Education (CWEE) is an instructional program in which CCSF students earn college credit for what they learn while working at paid jobs, internships or volunteer positions. 

There are two types of CWEE: General Work Experience and Occupational Work Experience. 

The General Work Experience program provides on-the-job opportunities for students to learn the skills required for successful employment. Students may also earn college credit for current work experience.   The work experience need not be related to the students' educational goals.

Occupational Work Experience provides students the opportunity to earn course and certificate credit for working in the field, in a supervised setting in an industry related to the students’ major or Career and Technical Education program or associated with the students’ educational or occupational goals.  Occupational Work Experience offers students the opportunity to apply their skills while still in college, gain on-the-job experience, and "try out" a career before graduation.

Occupational Work Experience courses (which are sometimes called Internship courses) can be found in the course listings of the various CCSF Career and Technical Education programs: http://www.ccsf.edu/en/educational-programs/cte.html

Please refer to the course catalog for course descriptions and prerequisites for enrollment in Occupational Work Experience or Internships.

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CCSF uses College Central Network as its official job resource and resume system. The site is available 24/7 to students, alumni, and employers at http://www.collegecentral.com/ccsf.  

  • Students, quickly apply to jobs and Internship/Co-op opportunities posted exclusively for you, and search other opportunities via Jobs Central® and Intern Central®, national job boards.
  • Create and upload your resume and career portfolio to make available to employers.
  • Access our events calendar, and career/job search advice documents, podcasts, videos, and more.
  • Review Career Fair information and company recruitment visits.
  • Employers search for talented students and alumni, and post unlimited jobs for free.

General Work Experience (WKEX) courses have been consolidated into two courses:

WKEX 333 - General Work Experience
Variable units: 1 to 6 units 
· Repeatable (may be repeated for a total of 6 units)

General work experience course designed for students who may not yet have selected a specific occupational goal but who are presently employed off campus. Through supervised employment, students can increase their workplace success by undertaking new or expanded responsibilities at their jobs to acquire improved work habits and career-related skills.
·  Students must work a minimum of 75 paid hours or 60 unpaid hours per unit of credit.

WKEX 777 - On-Campus Work Experience
Variable units: 1 to 6 units 
· Repeatable (may be repeated for a total of 6 units)

Work experience course with supervised employment that involves classroom-based occupational learning at an on-campus learning station related to the student's educational or occupational goal. The focus of the course varies according to the CCSF department in which the student works.
·  Students must work a minimum of 60 unpaid hours per unit of credit.

How to Enroll for Fall 2018:

NEW (late start) Section for Fall 2018:
WKEX 333-002 (CRN 78051)
Students MUST attend ONE mandatory orientation
if enrolled in a WKEX class for Fall 2018 OR if you would like to obtain an add code to join a WKEX class. Orientations will be held at Ocean Campus, Cloud 115 on the following dates and times:

· Monday 10/1/18, 12:30-2:00 p.m. 
· Wednesday 10/3/18, 2:00-3:30 p.m. 
· Wednesday 10/3/18, 6-7:30 p.m.
· Tuesday 10/9/18, 4-5:30 p.m. 

This is a short-term WKEX course that runs from 10/1/18 to 12/20/18, students must complete all work hours within these course dates. Last day to add class is October 15, 2018! 

For more information regarding orientations:

Deborah Kitchin, EdD - Business Department
(415) 452-5836
Office: Cloud 116

List of Work Experience Courses and orientation schedule

Flyer for Fall 2018 Work Experience

Student Announcements

CIWEA: Hyink Scholarship Essay Contest 2019

The California Internship & Work Experience Association (CIWEA) will select two students to receive a $1,000 scholarship each. Students apply by submitting an essay that describes how their academic internship or work experience has influenced their career choice. Essays should be submitted to the Work Experience office by Monday, January 21, 2019.  After a review process, the selected students will receive their scholarship in April 2019.

Scholarship Details:

One $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a student from a 4-year university and one $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a student from a 2-year college in California.  A certificate of achievement will be awarded to the second place winner in each category.

Student Eligibility:

• Any major may apply
• Must have completed Internship or  Work Experience between January and December 2018
• Previous recipients are not eligible
• Must be sponsored by the CCSF Work Experience Office

See Scholarship Flyer with more info.


Contact Information

John Halpin
Associate Dean, Cooperative Work Experience Education
(415) 452-7013
Office: MUB 130B

Janel Hadden
(415) 452-7045
jhadden@ccsf.edu or 
Office: MUB 130B

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