Cooperative work experience


What is Cooperative Work Experience Education (COOP)?

COOP is an academic course that allows you to earn elective credit for learning that takes place at your job or internship. There are three different COOP courses. Students can earn up to a total of 16 COOP units.

COOP Courses: 

COOP-160 (2-3 units): For students whose current job does not relate to their academic and/or career goal.

COOP-170 (2-4 units): For students whose current job relates to their academic and/or career goal.

COOP-180 (2-4 Units): For students working in a paid/unpaid internship or volunteer position that relates to their academic and/or career goal.


How to enroll in COOP:

There are three steps to enroll in a COOP/Work Experience course. Students must:

  1. Complete a COOP Employment Form
  2. Register for the course in WebAdvisor
  3. Attend one of the mandatory orientations listed in the table below.

Students who do not complete all three steps may be dropped from the class.


The registration process requires that you check your Insite email frequently.  If that is not your common practice, consider forwarding your Insite email to your personal email.  

How do I forward my Insite email?


Summer Cooperative Work Experience Education June 10 - July 23, 2015

Tentative Summer Orientation Schedule

Tuesday June 9 12:30 - 1:45 pm San Ramon Campus E-160
Wednesday June 10 5:00 - 6:15 pm Pleasant Hill Campus ATC-109
Thursday June 11 12:30 - 1:45 PM Pleasant Hill Campus ATC-109


Questions about COOP?

COOP-180 UNPAID Internship Forms