Work Experience Education

 

The Work Experience Education (WEE) program, coordinated through Student Employment Services, pairs students with internship opportunities related to their field of study. These pairings range from profit or non-profit agencies and expose students to real-world experiences by participating in daily workplace activities and learning how to navigate within workplace cultures. Students earn college credit while acquiring skill development in their field of study to make effective career choices and develop lifetime career choices as they enter the workforce. 

Students Benefits

 
Student Benefits

Work Experience Education (WEE)

Work Experience Education (WEE) enables students to compare their career goals and expectations within specific career requirements. It offers hands on experiential learning providing the necessary on the job skills and networking to successfully enter the workforce upon graduation.

 

Work Experience Education (WEE)Eligibility Requirements

1. Enrollment 

Register for a Work Experience Education course (290-293) that is related to your declared major. Ensure that you have the time needed to commit towards an internship. Students may be accepted through the second week of the semester ( first week of summer). Students may earn up to (4) units per semester and a maxium of sixteen units while attending SWC. 

2. Internship Site

Prior to the first day of class you should have secured an internship with an employer. A resume is also required. If you would like assistance with finding an internship, interview preparation, resume building and or have questions please schedule an appointment via Handshake under MySWC Campus Apps.

Completing Hours for Academic Credit

Select the number of credits (units) you want to earn to determine the number of internship hours you will need to complete. Hours only count between the start and end dates; within the semester parameters. 

Spring 2024 and Summer 2024 Students Please Be Advised That The Following "Units To Hours" Table Below is for FALL 2024 Students ONLY 
Work Experience Credits (Units) Internship Hours Needed
1 Unit*  54 hours
 2 Units 108 hours
 3 Units 162 hours
 4 Units 216 hours

* Only ADN and LEGAL Work Experience courses offer a one (1) unit option.

Work Experience Education(WEE)Required Forms

SPRING 2024 AND SUMMER 2024 STUDENTS PLEASE USE THESE FORMS: You will be expected to review and complete the following required documents for your Work Experience class:  

  1. Work Experience Education Agreement
  2. Work Experience Education Internship Timesheet
  3. Work Experience Education Consultation Form

 

FALL 2024 STUDENTS PLEASE USE THESE FORMS: You will be expected to review and complete the following required documents for your Work Experience class:  

  1. Work Experience Education Agreement
  2. Work Experience Education Internship Timesheet 
  3. Work Experience Education Consultation Form

Work Experience Education (WEE) Program 

The purpose of work experience education is to provide students with an integrated instructional program that provides opportunities to connect academic curricula to applied experiential learning in the workplace (Title 5.55250).

The Work Experience Education (WEE) program permits a student to earn college credit while engaging in an internship (either paid or unpaid) related to their field of study. WEE utilizes the entire community as a laboratory; expanding network opportunities for students, gain knowledge, valuable skills and learn from leaders that will help students choose a clear path.

Additional information about Work Experience Alternative Course Credit Regulations can be found in the SWC Catalog.

Work Experience Education Course Offerings

*These Work Experience Education (WEE) courses are offered through a series ( 290, 291, 292, 293) in which a student can take each following semester.

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