Work Experience is a course for students who already have a job/internship. It 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.
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.
295 Course Series (2-4 Units): For students whose current degree/certificate requires a discipline-specific work-based learning course. This is equivalent to WRKX-170. (Example: CULN 295)
296 Course Series (2-4 Units): For students whose current degree/certificate requires a discipline-specific paid/unpaid internship or volunteer position. This is equivalent to WRKX-180. (Example: CULN 296)
Students complete orientation and schedule two teacher meetings per term and can earn up to a total of 16 units while enrolled at DVC.
There are three steps to enroll in a Work Experience Education course.
To enroll, you must check your DVC email daily or forward to your personal email address.
1. Register for ONE (1) Work Experience course in WebAdvisor:
WRKX-180 Internship (Paid or Unpaid)
295/296 in your major (Ex: CULN 295 or HORT 296)
3. Attend one of the mandatory orientations (see schedule below)
* Students who do not complete all three steps may be dropped from the class.
|Monday||Jan. 23||5:00-6:15 pm||Library-148||Pleasant Hill|
|Tuesday||Jan. 24||12:30-1:45 pm||Library-148||Pleasant Hill|
|Wednesday||Jan. 25||12:30-1:45 pm||E-160||San Ramon|
|Thursday||Jan. 26||5:00-6:15 pm||E-160||San Ramon|
|Friday||Jan. 27||12:30-1:45 pm||Library-148||Pleasant Hill|
LATE Start Orientation Schedule (Only for students registered in late-start sections)
|Tuesday||Feb. 7||12:30-1:45 pm||Library-148||Pleasant Hill|
|Wednesday||Feb. 8||5:00-6:00 pm||Library-148||Pleasant Hill|
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