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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 2020, Start Date is Monday, August 17th and ends December 10th. Prior to the start date, there are several steps to complete. Refer to the Student Handbook for more information.


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. The "How to" access your Jobspeaker account is in the clickable video link below.

How to access Jobspeaker


Apply to Hancock

If you are not a current student at Allan Hancock College, submit an admissions application online.

Apply for Admission

If you are an Allan Hancock College student, you will need to Apply to register for CWE through your Jobspeaker account. The "How to" Apply to register for CWE viseo 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 the number of hours required for the units you plan to register for by following the chart below.

CWE Minimum Hours Unit Requirements

Units Enrolled
Unpaid Internships
Paid Internships
60 hours
75 hours
120 hours
150 hours
180 hours
225 hours



Attend Orientation

Attend the Virtual Mandatory Orientation if it is available. 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.

The Fall 2020 Orientation dates are as follows;

8/17 & 8/18 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 staff at 1-805-922-6966, ext. 3421 with any questions or email to set up appointment.

Complete by first week of term

Complete or 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.