Cooperative work experience

Coop Work Experience

Improve your workplace performance and employee/employer relations!

What is Cooperative Work Experience Education? (Video clip)

Work Experience is an academic individualized work-based learning opportunity where you design your learning objectives.  You earn credit for learning that takes place at your job or internship. This course can also help you to enhance your grade point average and maintain full-time college status.

There are three different Cooperative Work Experience Education course:

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

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

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

Students complete orientation and schedule two teacher meetings per term and can earn up to a total of 16 units while enrolled at DVC.

Questions about Cooperative Work Experience?

How to enroll in Cooperative Work Experience:

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

Follow these three steps:



Register for ONE Work Experience course in WebAdvisor: WRKX-160 General, WRKX-170 Occupational, or WRKX-180 Internship (Paid or Unpaid)



Complete a COOP Employment Form



Attend one of the mandatory orientations (see schedule below)


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

Fall 2016 Orientation Schedule

Monday Aug. 15 5:00-6:15 pm L-148 Pleasant Hill
Tuesday Aug. 16 12:30-1:45 pm L-148 Pleasant Hill
Wednesday Aug. 17 12:30-1:45 pm E-160 San Ramon
Thursday Aug. 18 5:00-6:15 pm E-160 San Ramon
Friday Aug. 19 12:30-1:45 pm L-148 Pleasant Hill


LATE Start Orientation Schedule

Tuesday Sept. 6 12:30-1:45 pm Pleasant Hill L-148
Thursday Sept. 7 5:00-6:00 pm Pleasant Hill L-148


WRKX-180 UNPAID Work Experience Internship Forms

International Student Procedures


What are students saying?

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.  Elizabeth