Cooperative work experience

Earn college credit for your job!

Improve your workplace performance and employee/employer relations!

Work Experience is an individualized work-based learning opportunity where you design your learning objectives.  This course can also help you to enhance your grade point average and maintain full-time college status.  Register for Work Experience today!

Earn up to 4 units per term for a maximum of 16 units for your paid job or internship.

Having objectives pushed me to seek out new responsibilities and accomplish those responsibilities. I learned new skills, like creating professional brochures/programs for events.  Sean

By taking this course, it forces you to take an active role in improving your work habits. This only helps you to become a better employee.  Monica

The Coop program has helped me become more active and willing to do my job. I want to make sure all my assignments are completed for my job and for the program, so I have more purpose while doing the work. 


I benefited from Co-Op by learning to stay organized consistently with all the paperwork that is received on a daily basis and became fully efficient in our computer data base (Full Focus). Both objectives certainly aided in learning my job as having these necessary to excel in my position as a manager's assistant.  Andrew


What is Cooperative Work Experience Education (COOP)?

COOP/Work Experience is an academic course that allows you to earn credit for learning that takes place at your job or internship. There are three different COOP courses. Students complete orientation and schedule two teacher meetings per term and can earn up to a total of 16 COOP units while enrolled at DVC.

Questions about COOP/Work Experience?

COOP/Work Experience 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/Work Experience:

There are three steps to enroll in a COOP/Work Experience course. To enroll, you must check your DVC email daily or forward to your personal email address. 

Follow these three steps:



Register for the COOP/Work Experience course in WebAdvisor




Complete a COOP Employment Form



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.


COOP-180 UNPAID Work Experience Internship Forms

International Student Procedures


Fall 2015 Cooperative Work Experience Education

LATE Start Classes

September 2 - December 18, 2015 (15 weeks)

Orientation Schedule - Attend ONE of your choice

Wednesday September 2 5-6:15 p.m. Pleasant Hill Campus ATC-113
Friday September 4 12:30-1:45 p.m. Pleasant Hill Campus ATC-109