- What is CWE?
- How can CWE help me?
- Are internships full or part-time?
- How long do internships last?
- Are internships paid or unpaid?
- How many units are CWE classes worth?
- How do I enroll?
- Do students attend classes?
- Are CWE units transferrable?
- Does CWE find a job or internship for me?
- What is required of my employer?
- Can CWE be taken more than once?
- An opportunity for hands-on learning that enhances your classroom studies.
- A way to earn college credit for practical experience gained on a work site.
- A paid or volunteer experience in your career area, sponsored and coordinated by AHC
- Units are awarded based on the completion of learning objectives that have specific and measurable outcomes, hours worked, a written report and completion of all required paperwork.
- An internship allows you to make informed decisions about your career and enables you to change career goals prior to graduation if the present career track doesn’t measure up to your expectations.
- In addition to the experience an internship provides, you may gain valuable business contacts and references.
- Students who complete an internship often do significantly better in both salary and opportunities after graduation.
- Internships may be full or part-time. They will be determined specifically by the
employer. Typically internships are part-time.
- The duration of an internship is determined by the employer, but will generally last
the entire duration of the semester/term.
- Internships can be either paid or unpaid.
- Students may enroll in 1-4 units (CWE-149) or 1-3 units (CWE-302). Unit enrollment
directly correlates to the amount of hours worked in the Semester/term and if the
internship is paid or unpaid. See table below.
MINIMUM HOURS REQUIRED
- Students must secure an internship or job opportunity with an employer independently, through individual academic departments and programs and/or the Career Center.
- Students can’t officially enroll until attending the mandatory orientation. Students may put themselves on the waitlist prior to the orientation.
- Attend the mandatory orientation for each semester/term (click on the CRN for specific times and locations).
- An Add code will be provided to students at the orientation allowing official enrollment in the correct CWE course.
Yes. There is one mandatory class (orientation) meeting the first week of the semester/term.
- CWE courses transfer to the CSU system as elective units. However, students should
consult with an academic counselor for potential unit limitations.
- No. CWE provides a resource for students to apply to internships and receive credit
for either a job or internship. To be eligible to enroll in CWE, students will need
to search and apply for internships.
Employers will be required and must be willing to do the following:
- Meet with a CWE faculty advisor
- Sign off and approve the student’s workplace learning objective (s)
- Sign timesheets
- Complete a mid and end-of-term job performance evaluation
- CWE may be repeated, but is not to exceed 16 units in total. Units earned in any other
Cooperative Work Experience course(s) will be included in the 16 unit maximum.