HOW TO ENROLL
In order to enroll in a Work Experience course we need to know how many hours you will be working in the semester and employer information. See below to learn more about how to enroll for each course types.
PLEASE NOTE: Students cannot exceed 16.00 units of combined General, Occupational, and/or Internship Work Experience courses while attending SRJC.
- WORK EXPERIENCE
- COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT (CI 51 & 53)
- COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT (CI 54)
- HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
CHOOSING YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE COURSE
|GENERAL WORK EXPERIENCE
| WRKEX 97 |
|OCCUPATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
| courses ending with "99" |
This course is for students whose jobs are not related to their educational goals.
|This course is for students whose jobs are related to their educational goals.
EXAMPLE: You are a communications major, and you work at a radio station or newspaper.
INTERNSHIPS | SET UP AN APPOINTMENT
Set up an appointment to meet with the Internship Coordinator, Lauralyn Larsen, at the SRJC Career Hub. At the appointment, the course will be explained to you, your eligibility will be determined, and you will have an opportunity to have your questions answered. If you have a résumé, please bring it with you to this appointment.
If you have already secured an internship, the appropriate section number and an add code will be given to you at the appointment. The internship coordinator may be able to help you if you need assistance securing an internship. You must secure an internship prior to enrollment in the course.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT CI 51 & 53
STEP 1 | SET UP AN APPOINTMENT
Set up an appointment to meet with our Community Engagement Coordinator for CI 51 & 53, Carrie Myers at the SRJC Career Hub.
At the appointment, the course will be explained to you, your eligibility will be determined, and you will have an opportunity to have your questions answered. If you have a résumé, please bring it with you to this appointment.
If you have already secured a volunteer position, the appropriate section number and an add code will be given to you at the appointment. The coordinator may be able to help you if you need assistance securing a volunteer position. You must secure a volunteer position prior to enrollment in the course.
STEP 2 | REGISTER FOR THE COURSE
Once you have the correct section number and an add code, register through your student portal. Choose the appropriate course using the A through Z tree view. During the registration process, look for the link to the Employment Information Form, which is required to complete your registration after finalizing your schedule.
CI 54 - COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FOR HEALTH CAREERS
STEP 1 | SET UP AN APPOINTMENT
Set up an appointment to meet with our Community Engagement Coordinator for CI 54, Leena Her at the SRJC Career Hub.
At the appointment, the course will be explained to you, your eligibility will be determined, and you will have an opportunity to have your questions answered.
STEP 2 | SECURE A VOLUNTEER POSITION
Secure a volunteer position at one of the participating hospitals (see volunteer list). Each hospital determines their own number of student volunteers.
- CALL or EMAIL Hospital Volunteer Coordinator
- If position is available, complete the hospital volunteer application and required immunizations (TB, MMR, and Flu-seasonal). Each hospital has own policy on recency and if TB is two-step or one-step May be completed at SRJC Health Center – SR 707-527-4445 Petaluma 707-778-3919.
- Each hospital will complete a background check using your application
- Complete hospital Volunteer Orientation. The hospital will provide you days and times. The orientation addresses safety, patient confidentiality (HIPPA) and basics like dress code.
- Entire process for securing volunteer position typically takes 4-6 weeks.
Sample Email / Phone call:
Hi, my name is Veronica Smith and I’m a pre rad-tech student at SRJC. I’m in the process of completing my pre-requisites for the radiology technology program and would like to complete my required 50 volunteer hours at your hospital. Do you have a volunteer position available for ______ [semester/year enrolled]?
STEP 3 | ENROLL IN THE COURSE USING ADD CODE
Enroll in CI 54 through your student portal using the Add Code given to you at the Informational Meeting. It is your responsibility to drop the course if the volunteer position doesn’t work out. Check the SRJC website for deadlines.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
High school students are able to take work experience courses. Most of the requirements for taking college courses will be handled by your high school and the SRJC Admissions & Records Department.
INTERESTED IN ENROLLING IN WORK EXPERIENCE WHILE STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL?
- WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- This is a self-directed course. You will be assigned an instructor who will answer your questions and support your success, but it is up to you to fulfill the course requirements without prompting.
- Students' privacy is protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Guidelines. Instructors and support staff are not permitted to answer inquiries from a student's parents.
- It is your responsibility to pay attention to course deadlines (outlined in the course handbook) as well as Admissions & Records deadlines (outlined in the Academic Calendar).
- This is a graded course. The grade you get in this course will become part of your college record.
- COURSE REQUIREMENTS
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS - COURSE REQUIREMENTS
- You must have a paid job with a properly licensed business
- Complete an application to enroll at SRJC
- Complete a Concurrent Enrollment Form
- Enroll in a Work Experience course through your student portal
- Submit the Employment Information Form “EIF”
- Purchase a course handbook from the SRJC Bookstore at the Santa Rosa or Petaluma campus
- Develop 4 on-the-job learning objectives with your supervisor that focus on new job-related knowledge or skills
- Meet with your assigned Work Experience instructor and job supervisor twice during the semester at the job site
- Write a 3-page report about your experience in the course
- Complete 4 hours of work-related seminars or activities (offered online or in person)
- Track your work hours during the semester
- WORK PERMIT LAWS
WORK PERMIT LAWS
WORK PERMIT LAWS
Excerpts taken from the State of California Child Labor Laws:
High school graduates or minors who have been awarded a certificate of proficiency are exempt from the permit requirements. [EC 49101; LC 1286]
A minor enrolled in a Work Experience Education program must obtain a work permit, and his or her employer must possess a permit to employ. The minor must be at least 16 years of age to be enrolled in a Work Experience Education program, with certain exceptions as specified in the Education Code. [EC 49113]
Obtaining Permits to Employ and Work
Prior to permitting the minor to work, employers must possess a valid Permit to Employ and Work. The minor’s school issues the permit. In typical circumstances, after an employer agrees to hire a minor, the minor then obtains from his or her school a brief form with the title “Statement of Intent to Employ Minor and Request for Work Permit” (“Application”). [EC 49162] The application is completed by the minor and the employer, and signed by the minor’s parent or guardian and the prospective supervisor. [EC 49163] After returning the completed and signed application to the school, school officials may then issue the Permit to Employ and Work. [EC 49110 – 49113 and 49130]
Minors Who Attend a Charter School
A minor attending a charter school* who wishes to work, must obtain the standard Permit to Employ and Work, and the employer must possess such permit. Either the minor’s school or the authority that granted the school’s charter (normally the local school district) may issue the permit.
Work Hour Exceptions for Sixteen and Seventeen Year Olds
Sixteen and seventeen year olds enrolled in Work Experience or cooperative vocational education programs approved by the California Department of Education or those conducted by private schools may work on any day after 10 p.m., but not later than 12:30 a.m., provided that the parent or guardian and the Work Experience Education coordinator approve. Such employment may not be detrimental to the health, education, or welfare of the minor. Minors in these programs who work between the hours of 10 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. must be paid at least the adult minimum wage for those hours. [LC 1391.1] As the chart indicates, 16 and 17 year olds enrolled in a school approved Work Experience or cooperative vocational education program may work more than 4 hours on a school day, but never more than eight hours in any day. [EC 49116, LC 1391 and 1392]
- Earn credit toward a college certificate, degree, or transfer to any California State University (CSU)
- Your job site is your classroom - no transportation needed to get to class
- Explore career paths of interest
- Develop the 21st century job skills that employers seek: communication, customer service, professionalism/work ethic, time management, motivation/initiative, flexibility/adaptability, leadership, interpersonal skills, teamwork, technology
NEXT STEP ONCE YOU ARE ENROLLED
This is a hybrid course. You can begin working on assignments in Canvas. Your instructor will be in contact with you by the 3rd week of class.