Cooperative work experience

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.

"This Co-Op program pushed me to set standards and goals for myself. It has enhanced my involvement with my internship as well as my academics. My COOP instructor was always willing to help and provided more than enough assistance in my achievements. The objectives I set were all implemented during my internship and allowed me to leverage the tasks."

Kevin (Spring 2015 student)

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:

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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

 

Full-term Classes

August 12 - December 18, 2015 (18 weeks)

Orientation Schedule - Attend ONE of your choice

DAY DATE TIME LOCATION ROOM
Wednesday August 12 12:30-1:45 p.m. Pleasant Hill Campus ATC-109
Thursday August 13 5-6:15 p.m. San Ramon Campus E-160
Tuesday August 18 12:30-1:45 p.m. Pleasant Hill Campus L-149
Wednesday August 19 12:30-1:45 p.m. San Ramon Campus E-160
Thursday August 20 5:30-6:45 p.m. Pleasant Hill Campus ATC-115

 

LATE Start Classes

September 2 - December 18, 2015 (15 weeks)

Orientation Schedule - Attend ONE of your choice

DAY DATE TIME LOCATION ROOM
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