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 jobsite. Below is a table that shows the difference between the two types of Work Experience. 

GENERAL WORK EXPERIENCE
| WRKEX 97 |
OCCUPATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
| courses ending with "99" |

This course is for students whose jobs are not related to their educational goals.
 
EXAMPLE: You are a communications major, but you work at Juice Shack. 

This course is for students whose job is related to their declared college major.

EXAMPLE: You are a communications major, and you work at a radio station or newspaper. 

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS


Work Experience courses have the following course requirements: 

  • Student must be employed by any licensed business prior to enrollment in the 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.
     

 

NEW WORLD OF WORK


We are an official partner college of New World of Work. Our courses focus on New World of Work's “Top 10” Essential 21st Century Skills:

Image Adaptability
Image Communication
Image Entrepreneurial Mindset
Image Analysis/ Solution Mindset
Image Digital Fluency
Image Self-Awareness
Image Resilience
Image Collaboration
Image Empathy
Image Social/Diversity Awareness

GENERAL INFO


The work experience (WE) course focuses on learning and demonstrating 21st century work skills. National and local employers have identified these skills as mandatory to being successful in any type of job. 21st century work skills include:

  • Communication                     
  • Teamwork
  • Customer Service

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

  • You must have a job (paid or unpaid) with a properly licensed business
  • Use the SRJC Admissions and Records weblink to enroll in a Work Experience Course. Submit the Employer Information Form
  • Purchase the Work Experience Handbook at the SRJC Bookstore.
  • Complete Orientation and submit Orientation Credit Form every semester you are enrolled in a Work Experience course
  • With input from your supervisor, develop 4 on-the-job objectives to improve your 21st century work skills
  • Meet with your Work Experience instructor and job supervisor twice during the semester at the job site
  • Write a 3-page report about the changes or improvements in your work skills during the semester
  • Complete 4 hours of work-related seminars or activities
  • Work required hours per semester to earn credit

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