How the Program Works
There are two types of Co-op Programs: Vocational and General.
Vocational Work Experience (298/498) provides students with opportunities to develop or add marketable skills related to their vocational study programs. *
Eligible students must:
* Interested students may earn college credit in the following majors:
Agriculture Business 498
Animal Science 498
Architectural Design Technology 498
Automotive Mechanics Technology 498
Building Inspection Technology 298
Computer Information Science (CISC) 498
Construction Management Technology 498
Culinary Arts Management 498
Early Childhood Education 498
Emergency Medical Technology 298
Fire Technology 498
Health Care IT 298
Health Information Technology 298
Human Services 498
Medical Assisting 298
Plant Science 498
Radio, Television & Film Production 498
Real Estate 498
Theatre Arts 498
Veterinary Technology 298
General Work Experience (198):
General work experience education assists students in learning about the world of work and is open to all students regardless of major or job. Like vocational work experience, it is designed for students wanting to apply skills learned in the classroom to their actual job. College credit (1-3 units) will be earned for working in the students’ current job per semester. No more than six units may be earned in the program. One unit of credit may be earned for each 75 hours of paid work experience or for 60 hours of volunteer experience. Students must have a cooperative employer by the end of the third week of the semester (end of the first week of an eight week or a summer session) to remain in the program.
Register for “General Work Experience" (Work Experience 198), and participate in a weekly career management orientation (course).
Co-op Work Experience (198/298/498)
Co-op has two different ways to qualify for the program:
New (1st Time Co-op) Students:
A. You are working a paid or non-paid job, internship, or volunteer opportunity.
B. You must participate in a weekly orientation (course). This orientation (course) will cover workforce/career transition issues.
C. Your grade and units are earned based on your performance in the workplace (developing new skills) and classroom assignments.
A. You have completed a Co-op class with a grade of "C" or better, at CRC.
B. You are working a paid or non-paid job, internship, or volunteer opportunity.
C. Orientation is required for this program for the first two sessions and you must establish new on-the-job skills with your employer and complete the necessary forms.
D. Your grade and units are earned based on your work performance and outside homework assignments that emphasize career transition.
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