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Cooperative Education

Music 911 Cooperative Education - Music 1
Music 921 Cooperative Education - Music 2
Music 931 Cooperative Education - Music 3
Music 941 Cooperative Education - Music 4
1-4 units; CSU
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. Music is approved for Cooperative Work Experience Education credit. For additional information regarding Cooperative Work Experience Education, consult the current catalog of classes, or contact the Cooperative Education Office.


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:

  1. To gain realistic work experience that is meaningfully related to the students college study program.
  2. To provide the student opportunity to acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for successful employment.

Benefits Of Cooperative Work Experience Education

The student:

  1. Has the opportunity to learn or improve employment skills under actual working conditions.
  2. Gains perspective on career goals through application of classroom theory to real life experience.
  3. Builds self-identity and confidence as a worker through individual attention given by instructor/coordinators and employers.
  4. Has opportunities to test personal abilities in work environments.
  5. Has a morerealistic approach to the job market.
  6. Will gain a better understanding of human relations.
  7. Will learnto apply Management by Objectives (MBO).
  8. May refer to work experience education on future job applications.
  9. Benefits financially while learning.
  10. Can begin a career earlier.

Student Qualifications

  1. Pursue a planned program based on measurable learning objectives agreed to with CWEE instructor/director.
  2. Be enrolled in no less than 7 units (including CWEE units) in an accredited college or university.
  3. 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.

Campus Procedure
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.

Cooperative Education
Director: Hanna Pettersson.
Phone: (818) 947-2333. Office: B48

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.

This is a list of all available courses. Not all courses are offered every semester. Check the Class Schedule for course availability.

All students who are enrolling in a theory class (200, 201, 202, 203, 211, 212, 213) for the first time at LAVC should make sure they enroll in the proper level of the course. Most students should enroll at an introductory level: theory (200), piano (321), current musical events (152). Those with extensive prior study may take a placement examination to qualify them for higher levels of theory, of piano, and the performance workshop (250). This examination will be given the 1st meeting of class.

The lists of required and recommended classes for the Music Major and the Commercial Music Major are also available in either the Counseling office or the Music Department. Additional repeatability for the Music classes listed below is permitted for matriculated Music major students; see department chair or course instructor: Music 190, 250, 261, 321, 322, 323, 324, 414, 453, 501, 531, 563, 604, 614, 624, 654, 701, 711, 721, 731, 751, 771, 775, and 781.

All courses which meet the Major Requirements of the educational programs listed in this catalog may be applied toward graduation requirements for the Associate Degree. All transfer courses may also be applied to the Associate Degree.

  • UC - This course is acceptable for unit credit at all branches of the University of California.
  • CSU - This course is acceptable for credit at all branches of the California State Universities and Colleges.
  • NDA - Non Degree Applicable. Some courses which are offered for college credit, but which cannot be applied toward graduation requirements for the Associate Degree are designated by the code NDA, Non Degree Applicable.
  • RPT-The repetitive nature of a course is designated by the abbreviation RPT. The symbol RPT indicates the number of times a course may be repeated for credit. Example: Spanish 8, Conversational Spanish 2 units; RPT3. This course may be taken for four semesters at two units per semester.
  • ‡ - Courses not offered every semester are indicated by the symbol ‡. Students are advised to pay careful attention to the class schedule for current enrollment information.
  • Certain courses have some class sections which are designated as Transfer Alliance Program (formerly Honors). These classes are designed primarily for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university. Transfer Alliance classes are indicated in this section by the symbol which appears at the end of the course title line of information.
  • Several courses will show a California Articulation Number (CAN) in parentheses after the course title information. The CAN number is a common reference number used for courses statewide to identify course content.
Prerequisites are also indicated. Students may not receive credit for a course for which they have not met the prerequisites. Since agreements concerning transferability and equivalencies may change, students are advised to check with a counselor for exact information and to seek assistance from the appropriate department chairperson when making extended plans.
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