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 course. Students must:

  1. Complete a COOP Employment Form
  2. Register for the course in WebAdvisor
  3. Attend one of the LATE Start mandatory orientations listed in the table below for the Spring 2015 term.

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?


LATE START COOP classes being offered Spring 2015:

Choose the right course and unit amount based on the number of hours worked


February 23 for 12 weeks (attend one of the following orientations)

Monday Feb. 23 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. PHC H-109
Thursday Feb. 26 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. PHC H-110


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


Summer Coop/Work Experience 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


Got questions about COOP?