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 Internship ("99i" 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!
- 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
Average Hours Worked
Total Semester Hours
1.00 5 hours 75 hours 2.00 10 hours 150 hours 3.00 15 hours 225 hours 4.00 20 hours 300 hours 5.00 25 hours 375 hours 6.00 30 hours 450 hours SUMMER SESSION Units of Work Experience PAID
Average Hours Worked
Total Semester Hours
1.00 9.5 hours 75 hours 2.00 19 hours 150 hours 3.00 28 hours 225 hours 4.00 37.5 hours 300 hours 5.00 47 hours 375 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.
- 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.
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
- Student must be employed by any licensed business prior to enrollment in the course.
- Enroll in a Work Experience course
- Develop 3 on-the-job learning goals with your supervisor that focus on new job-related knowledge or skills.
- Meet with your assigned Work Experience instructor at least twice during the semester via zoom
- Write a 3-page report about your experience in the course.
- Complete 1 work-related seminars or activities (offered online)
- Keep track of total hours worked for reporting to your Assigned Instructor at your 2nd job site visit.
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.
- 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
WORK EXPERIENCE LINKS