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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 Spring 2023, Start Dates listed below:

Spring 2023

17-week term begins January 23rd and ends May 24th

13-week term begins February 27th and ends May 24th

8-week term begins April 3rd and ends May 24th

Prior to the start date, review and complete steps below. If you have any questions, reach out to Hanali Tapia-Palacios @  


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


Complete the CWE Interest Form.

Students who are wanting to participate in CWE should complete the following form:

Cooperative Work Experience Interest Form

CWE Specialist will then follow up with you regarding course enrollment.


Calculate number of hours required for the units you plan to register, 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



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

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. 

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 class will be offered for this term.


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


Attend Orientation

Attend the Mandatory Orientation. This orientation will be held in-person at the Career Center. 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;

Spring 2023

17-week term: January 17, 2023 at 12 p.m. or 5 p.m.
January 19, 2022 at 12 p.m. or 5 p.m.

13-week term: Febrauary 21, 2023 at 12 p.m. or 5 p.m.
Febrauary 23, 2022 at 12 p.m. or 5 p.m.

8-week term: March 20, 2023 at 12 p.m. or 5 p.m.
March 21, 2022 at 12 p.m. or 5 p.m.

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. 3926 with any questions or email to set up appointment.

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.