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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 Summer & Fall 2022, Start Dates listed below:

Summer 2022

8-week term begins June 13th and ends August 4th

Fall 2022

17-week term begins August 15th and ends December 8th

13-week term begins September 6th and ends December 8th

8-week term begins October 10th and ends December 3rd

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


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, 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.

Orientation dates are as follows;

Summer 2022

8-week term: June 6,2022 & June 9, 2022 at 12 p.m or 6 p.m.

Fall 2022

17-week term: Aug 9,2022 & Aug 11,2022 at 12 p.m. or 6 p.m.

13-week term: Aug 29,2022 & Sept 1,2022 at 12 p.m. or 6 p.m.

8-week term: Oct 3, 2022 & Oct 6,2022 at 12 p.m. or 6 p.m.

After you have successfully completed the Apply to register for CWE, please complete the Orientation Availability Form. The day before your orientation you will receive a zoom link to your myHancock email.

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.