Work Experience



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:

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

If you're looking for a JOB to qualify for Work Experience, visit College Central Network for current job postings!


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  

  • 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.


Spring 2020 Work Experience Class Schedule

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.


How to Enroll for Spring 2020:

WKEX 333 Class, CRN 31341
WKEX 777 Class, CRN 31342

Students MUST attend ONE mandatory orientation if enrolling in a WKEX class for SP20 OR if you would like to obtain an add code to join a WKEX class. Orientations will be held at Ocean Campus, Cloud Hall 108 on the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday, 1/15/20, 2:30-4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 1/21/20, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 1/22/20, 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, 1/23/20, 4-5:30 p.m.
  • Monday, 1/27/20, 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Monday, 1/27/20, 4-5:30 p.m.

For more information regarding orientations:


Student Announcements:

CWEE ScholarshipEach 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. 

Deadline to apply is on Tuesday January 21, 2020. 
Click on CWEE Scholarship link above for more info. 

We are excited to announce that one of our CCSF Culinary Arts students was selected and awarded this scholarship in 2019 in the amount of $1,000! Congratulations Shalini Bhatia! 

Visit for more info on past recipient awards and essay requirements.