Cooperative Work Experience Education (CWEE)
CWEE combines on the job experience with classroom instruction. It is designed to expand skills and knowledge and to improve self-understanding by integrating classroom study with planned supervised work experience.
CWEE is based on the principle that well educated individuals develop most effectively by incorporating related education and work experience. These structured experiences in business, industry, government and human services are an enrichment to college studies which enhance the students total development. It is called CWEE because the educational objectives are carefully planned and coordinated with the students employer to provide realistic employment experience. The objectives are:
- To gain realistic work experience that is meaningfully related to the students college study program.
- To provide the student opportunity to acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for successful employment.
Benefits Of Cooperative Work Experience Education
- Has the opportunity to learn or improve employment skills under actual working conditions.
- Gains perspective on career goals through application of classroom theory to real life experience.
- Builds self-identity and confidence as a worker through individual attention given by instructor/coordinators and employers.
- Has opportunities to test personal abilities in work environments.
- Has a morerealistic approach to the job market.
- Will gain a better understanding of human relations.
- Will learnto apply Management by Objectives (MBO).
- May refer to work experience education on future job applications.
- Benefits financially while learning.
- Can begin a career earlier.
- Pursue a planned program based on measurable learning objectives agreed to with CWEE instructor/director.
- Be enrolled in no less than 7 units (including CWEE units) in an accredited college or university.
- During summer sessions, be enrolled in at least one class in an accredited college or university in addition to CWEE.
Occupational Work Experience
Units: 1-4 units.
A program of on-the-job learning experience for students employed in a job related to their occupational oriented major. May be repeated three times for a maximum of 16 units.
For additional information regarding Cooperative Work Experience Education at Los Angeles Valley College, contact the Cooperative Education Office, Bungalow 48, or call phone extension 2333.
Cooperative Education, General
Units: 1-3 units.
A program of on-the-job learning experience for students employed in a job not related to your major. May be repeated one time for a maximum of 6 units.
Director: Hanna Pettersson.
Phone: (818) 947-2333. Office: B48
COOPERATIVE EDUCATION - WORK EXPERIENCE - NOT IN MAJOR - 1-3 UNITS
Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in at least 7 units (includes Coop Ed.)
5 to 9 hours per week of work experience ..............1 unit
10 to 14 hours per week of work experience ..........2 units
15 or more hours per week of work experience.......3 units
Required: students enrolling in Cooperative Education for the first time must do required online work.
Supervised training is provided in the area of general employment practices with emphasis on attitude, ethics, and integrity. On-the-job training need not be in the college major but must be educational.
California State University: Approved Cooperative Education Subject Areas
Los Angeles Community College District policy provides that a maximum of twelve (12) semester units in Cooperative Education courses completed may be applied toward the California State University 56 unit admission requirement.