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WORK EXPERIENCE COURSES


Get units for working! Work Experience courses can help the working student acquire desirable work habits, attitudes, and career awareness all while earning college units at their job site. Below is a table that shows the difference between the two types of Work Experience courses. 

 

ENROLL IN WORK EXPERIENCE


  • DETERMINE: SHOULD YOU BE IN GENERAL OR OCCUPATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE?

    DETERMINE YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE COURSE

    You must have currently have a job in order to take a Work Experience course.

    GENERAL OR OCCUPATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
    WORK EXPERIENCE TYPE REASON EXAMPLE
    GENERAL (WRKEX 97) This course is for students whose jobs are not related to their educational goals. You are a communications major, and you work at Juice Shack. 
    OCCUPATIONAL ("99" Courses)  This course is for students whose job is related to their declared college major. You are a communications major, and you work at a radio station or newspaper. 

    DO YOU NEED HELP FINDING A JOB?

    Are you hoping to take work experience but you don't currently have job? We can help!  

    • Check out SRJC's Online Job Board: Jobspeaker.
    • Set up an appointment with our staff. Contact us.
    • You can get units for volunteering as well, check out Community Engagement course.

     

  • FIGURE OUT HOW MANY UNITS YOUR ARE TAKING THE COURSE FOR
    For Work Experience courses, the amount of hours worked determines the number of units you may enroll in. Use the tables below to determine how many units you can take!

     

    NOTES ABOUT COURSE/UNITS

    • Work Experience courses are variable unit courses and can be taken multiple times for a maximum of 16.00 units while attending SRJC (in combination with units accumulated from Internship courses you had taken). 
    • Work Experience units apply toward an Associate's Degree (AA/AS) from any California Community College (CCC) and are transferable to any California State University (CSU).

     

    FALL & SPRING SEMESTERS
    Units of Work Experience PAID
    Average Hours Worked
    Per Week*
    PAID
    Total Semester Hours
    UNPAID
    Average Hours Per Week*
    UNPAID
    Total Semester Hours
    1.00 5 hours 75 hours 4 hours 60 hours
    2.00 10 hours 150 hours 8 hours 120 hours
    3.00 15 hours 225 hours 12 hours 180 hours
    4.00 20 hours 300 hours 16 hours 240 hours
    5.00 25 hours 375 hours 20 hours 300 hours
    6.00 30 hours 450 hours 24 hours 360 hours
    7.00** 35 hours 525 hours 28 hours 420 hours
    8.00** 40 hours 600 hours 32 hours 480 hours
    SUMMER SESSION
    Units of Work Experience PAID
    Average Hours Worked
    Per Week*
    PAID
    Total Semester Hours
    UNPAID
    Average Hours Per Week*
    UNPAID
    Total Semester Hours
    1.00 9.5 hours 75 hours 7.5 hours 60 hours
    2.00 19 hours 150 hours 15.0 hours 120 hours
    3.00 28 hours 225 hours 22.5 hours 180 hours
    4.00 37.5 hours 300 hours 30.0 hours 240 hours
    5.00 47 hours 375 hours 37.5 hours 300 hours

    *This average is based on the weeks classes are in session. Hours accumulated before classes begin can be counted, thereby reducing the average weekly hours required to meet the minimum total hours for the semester.
    **For Occupational "99" and Internship "99I" Courses Only

     

  • REGISTER FOR THE COURSE

    REGISTER FOR THE COURSE

    Once you know how many units you are going to take (and your add code if applicable), register through your student portal. Choose the appropriate course using the A through Z tree view and select the corresponding section number. During the registration process, look for the link to the Employment Information Form, which is required to complete your registration after finalizing your schedule.

     

  • FILL OUT YOUR EMPLOYER INFORMATION FORM (EIF)

    EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION FORM (EIF)

    In order to complete your enrollment we need you to submit the mandatory Employment Information Form (EIF). Note: An EIF must be completed every semester you participate in a Work Experience Course. Please complete as soon as possible so an Instructor can be assigned to you..

     

  • NEXT STEP AFTER YOU ARE ENROLLED

    NEXT STEP ONCE YOU ARE ENROLLED

    This is a hybrid course. You can begin working on assignments in Canvas. Your instructor of record is Kim Kinahan however, your primary contact for the duration of the course will be your Assigned Instructor who will be in contact with you by the 3rd week of class..

     

  • WORK EXPERIENCE COURSE REQUIREMENTS

    COURSE REQUIREMENTS

    • Student must be employed by any licensed business prior to enrollment in the course.
    • Enroll in a Work Experience course 
    • Fill out an Employment Information Form (EIF) 
    • Develop 4 on-the-job learning objectives with your supervisor that focus on new job-related knowledge or skills.
    • Meet with your assigned Work Experience instructor and job supervisor twice during the semester at your job site.
    • Write a 3-page report about your experience in the course.
    • Complete 3 work-related seminars or activities (offered online or in person).
    • Keep track of total hours worked for reporting to your Assigned Instructor at your 2nd job site visit.

     

 

WORK EXPERIENCE COORDINATOR | KIM KINAHAN


 

DESCRIPTION

The Work Experience Coordinator is here to answer all of your questions regarding the Work Experience course.  Students are expected to have a job before enrolling.  The Work Experience class provides a structure to improve your employability (soft) skills, work habits, and career awareness. 

SERVICES

  • Determine eligibility for Work Experience
  • Review class requirements
  • Provide you with an add code for class if necessary
  • Provide support during and after your Work Experience course
  • Refer you to additional Career Hub and Student Services

 

 

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