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How to Register for CWE

CWE is a great way to earn college credit for the hours you are working. If you are interested in registering for Spring 2024, the start dates are listed below:

Term 4 (eight weeks) - Begins on March 25 and ends on May 18, 2024.

Prior to the start date, complete the CWE Interest Form and review the steps below. If you have any questions, reach out to Maria Ramirez-Camacho, CWE Specialist, via email at or by phone at 1-805-922-6966, ext. 3421.

In order to participate in the Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) course, the following steps must be completed:  


Secure a Job/Internship

Students must secure an internship or job opportunity with an employer either independently or with the assistance of the Career Center, CWE staff, instructors, or other personal contacts. Don’t forget to check out the internship resource tab on the CWE website.

If you are seeking an internship or job opportunity, please click the Career Center link and follow instructions in how to get access to the current job opportunities through Jobspeaker. Current or future CWE students can activate your Jobspeaker account through your Hancock portal. Please click the link below, which will take you to the Career Center website, for instructions on how to activate your Jobspeaker account.

How to access Jobspeaker


Attend Orientation

Attend the Mandatory Orientation. This orientation will be held in-person at the Career Center (Building A, Room 207). If you are not able to attend the orientation, please let the CWE specialist know to arrange a different meeting day and time.

Orientation dates are as follows;

Term 4, Spring 2024 (eight weeks) : Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at 12 p.m. or 5 p.m. (or by appointment)

You can contact the CWE specialist by email at if the above dates/times do not work for you, or if you have any questions about the registration process.


Calculate number of hours required for the units you plan to register, following the chart below.

Units Enrolled
Unpaid Job/Internship
Paid Job/ Internship
60 hours
75 hours
120 hours
150 hours
180 hours
225 hours

*More than 3 units are available.


Add Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) to your class schedule.

You will need to enroll in either CWE 302 or CWE 149. There are several pieces of information needed in order to match you with the discipline specific faculty.

CWE 302 is for students that are NOT currently working in the job/field of their major.

CWE 149 is for students that are working in the job/field of their current major. 

Students can use the chart above to determine how many units they can take based on the number of hours per week they will complete in the term.

Please use the Class Search to determine what classes will be offered for this term.

It is the responsibility of the student to thoroughly read the instructions and to complete each of the previous steps before registration.


Complete Paperwork

Turn in the forms below to your CWE Instructor. If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment, please contact the CWE Specialist at

Required forms to complete by 1st week of term

Required forms to complete by 2nd week of term, or by a date determined by the CWE Instructor

Required forms to complete & turn in by end of term

IMPORTANT: If deadlines for the paperwork or any other requirements are not met throughout the registration process, you may be dropped from the class. It is the responsibility of the student to withdraw or drop from a class that they have decided not to participate in! Not completing the course work will result in an “F” Grade.