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How to Register for CWE


In order to participate in the Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) course, the following steps must be completed:  CWE is a great way to earn college credit for the hours you are working. If you are interested in registering for Fall 2021, Start Date is Monday, August 16th and ends December 9th. For Fall 2021, there are three  opportunities to register, information below:

17-week term begins August 16th and ends December 9th

13-week term begins September 7th and ends December 9th

8-week term begins October 11th and ends December 2nd

Prior to the start date, there are several steps to complete. Review steps below. 


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, you will find "How to" access your Jobspeaker account is in the clickable video link below.

How to access Jobspeaker for CWE students


Apply to register for CWE through Jobspeaker work-based learning.

1st: Access Jobspeaker Activate Jobspeaker account

2nd: You will need to Apply to register for CWE through your Jobspeaker account. The "How to" Apply to register for CWE video is in the clickable link below.

How to apply to register for CWE on Jobspeaker

You will need to apply for 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. 


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

CWE Minimum Hours Unit Requirements

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



Attend Orientation

Attend the Virtual Mandatory Orientation. The in-person orientation is currently replaced by an online virtual orientation. If you are not able to attend the virtual orientation, please let the CWE specialist know to arrange a different meeting day and time.

Fall 2021 Orientation dates are as follows;

Fall 2021

17-week term: 8/16 & 8/17 at 12:00 PM or 5:00 PM

13-week term: 9/8 & 9/10 at 12:00 PM or 5:00 PM

8-week term: 10/12 at 12:00 PM or 5:00 PM

After you have successfully completed the Apply to register for CWE, you will be sent a follow up email to confirm your availability to attend the virtual orientation, and a zoom link will be sent to you.

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 process to register.

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


Complete Paperwork

If the forms are not turned in to the CWE Instructor by the deadlines, you may be dropped. Please notify CWE Specialist at 1-805-922-6966, ext. 3421 with any questions or email to set up appointment. You can also set up an appointment within this Appointment Link

Required forms to complete by 1st week of term

Required forms to complete & turn in by end of term

IMPORTANT: If deadlines for the paperwork or any other requirement 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.