Work Experience and How to Enroll

More about Work Experience

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

General 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

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.

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

Departments with a Work Experience course include: 

  • Administration of Justice
  • Broadcast Electronic Media Art
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biotechnology 
  • Culinary Arts & Hospitality Studies
  • Child Development
  • Cinema 
  • Computer Networking and Information Technology
  • Dental Assisting
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Fire Science
  • Fashion
  • Health Care Technology
  • Health Education
  • Journalism
  • Library Information Technology
  • Paralegal/Legal Studies
  • Photography
  • Retail Floristry
  • Social Justice
  • Theatre Arts 
  • Visual Media Design

If you're looking for a JOB to qualify for Work Experience, visit Handshake for current job postings:

Handshake

Handshake is an interactive, online career services platform that connects job seekers to internship and employment opportunities using simple, all device friendly tools that are both powerful and easy to use. This new platform will give our students access to roughly 3.5 million job and internship postings from a global network of over 550k employers, all of whom are specifically interested in recruiting college students and recent graduates.  

The site is available 24/7 to CCSF students, alumni, and employers at https://app.joinhandshake.com/login

  • Single sign-on using a CCSF log-in 
  • Fully integrated mobile application for easy access 
  • Searchable and real-time job opportunities 
  • Messaging system that connects you with fellow students as well as employers so you can grow your network and learn about exciting opportunities

Class Schedule

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.

WKEX 333 - General Work Experience  (Off-Campus Jobs)
Instructor: Gina Hector (ghector@ccsf.edu)

WKEX 777 - On-Campus Work Experience
Instructor: Gina Hector (ghector@ccsf.edu)

For CRN and class section info, visit Gina Hector's website.

Students interested in enrolling in a WKEX class this semester can email the instructor directly for approval.  A mandatory orientation is required in order to add the class, please click link below for orientation dates:

More Information About Orientations

Student Announcements

Shalini Bhatia

Each year, students who have participated in an internship or work experience program are eligible to apply for the Bernard L. Hyink Scholarship. Students apply through the Work Experience office by submitting an essay that describes how their internship or work experience has influenced their career choice. In 2019 one of our CCSF Culinary Arts students was selected and awarded this scholarship in the amount of $1,000! Congratulations Shalini Bhatia!

Students who completed an internship between January 1st - December 31st are eligible to apply. After the review process, the scholarship recipient winners are announced every year in April.

2022 Bernard L. Hyink Scholarship has closed. Come back in the Fall for the next scholarship announcement! Visit www.ciwea.org for more info on past recipient awards and essay requirements.