WORK EXPERIENCE COURSES
Get units for working! Work Experience courses can help the working student acquire desirable work habits, attitudes, and career awareness all while earning college units at their job site. Below is a table that shows the difference between the two types of Work Experience courses.
ENROLL IN WORK EXPERIENCE
- DETERMINE: SHOULD YOU BE IN GENERAL OR OCCUPATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE?
DETERMINE YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE COURSE
You must have currently have a job in order to take a Work Experience course.
GENERAL OR OCCUPATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE WORK EXPERIENCE TYPE REASON EXAMPLE GENERAL (WRKEX 97) This course is for students whose jobs are not related to their educational goals. You are a communications major, and you work at Juice Shack. OCCUPATIONAL Internship ("99i" Courses) This course is for students whose job is related to their declared college major. You are a communications major, and you work at a radio station or newspaper.
DO YOU NEED HELP FINDING A JOB?
Are you hoping to take work experience but you don't currently have job? We can help!
- FIGURE OUT HOW MANY UNITS YOUR ARE TAKING THE COURSE FOR
For Work Experience courses, the amount of hours worked determines the number of units you may enroll in. Use the tables below to determine how many units you can take!
NOTES ABOUT COURSE/UNITS
- Work Experience courses are variable unit courses and can be taken multiple times for a maximum of 16.00 units while attending SRJC (in combination with units accumulated from Internship courses you had taken).
- Work Experience units apply toward an Associate's Degree (AA/AS) from any California Community College (CCC) and are transferable to any California State University (CSU).
FALL & SPRING SEMESTERS Units of Work Experience
Average Hours Worked
Total Semester Hours
1.00 5 hours 75 hours 2.00 10 hours 150 hours 3.00 15 hours 225 hours 4.00 20 hours 300 hours 5.00 25 hours 375 hours 6.00 30 hours 450 hours SUMMER SESSION Units of Work Experience PAID
Average Hours Worked
Total Semester Hours
1.00 9.5 hours 75 hours 2.00 19 hours 150 hours 3.00 28 hours 225 hours 4.00 37.5 hours 300 hours 5.00 47 hours 375 hours
*This average is based on the weeks classes are in session. Hours accumulated before classes begin can be counted, thereby reducing the average weekly hours required to meet the minimum total hours for the semester.
- REGISTER FOR THE COURSE
REGISTER FOR THE COURSE
Once you know how many units you are going to take (and your add code if applicable), register through your student portal. Choose the appropriate course using the A through Z tree view and select the corresponding section number. During the registration process, look for the link to the Employment Information Form, which is required to complete your registration after finalizing your schedule.
NEXT STEP ONCE YOU ARE ENROLLED
This is a hybrid course. You can begin working on assignments in Canvas. Your instructor of record is Kim Kinahan however, your primary contact for the duration of the course will be your Assigned Instructor who will be in contact with you by the 3rd week of class..
- WORK EXPERIENCE COURSE REQUIREMENTS
- Student must be employed by any licensed business prior to enrollment in the course.
- Enroll in a Work Experience course
- Develop 3 on-the-job learning goals with your supervisor that focus on new job-related knowledge or skills.
- Meet with your assigned Work Experience instructor at least twice during the semester via zoom
- Write a 3-page report about your experience in the course.
- Complete 1 work-related seminars or activities (offered online)
- Keep track of total hours worked for reporting to your Assigned Instructor at your 2nd job site visit.
- ONCE ENROLLED - WORK GOAL EXPECTATIONS
WORK GOAL EXPECTATIONS
Writing Work Goals
- In any job, there is a way it can be done better.
- Develop creative ways for your company to be more efficient.
- Discuss these with your supervisor.
- Communicate with your job supervisor. Be ready and willing to carry out changes he/she may have in mind to improve the fulfillment of productivity with which you are both involved.
- Have a plan for goal accomplishment and stick with it.
- What job functions must be learned to prepare me for promotion to a higher job classification?
- What jobs now being handled by my supervisor could I learn and perform in a few months, freeing my supervisor for more important tasks?
- What functions or responsibilities now being accomplished by a co-worker could I learn so ·that, in the absence of the co-worker, I could fill that job for limited periods?
- How can I do my current job better? Do you have an idea that can increase your or your company's, efficiency?
- Looking two to five years down the road, what on-the-job learning must be acquired to fulfill your intermediate or long-range goals?
- Are merit-pay raises based upon individual output or productivity? If so, you might consider improving your work output by a reasonable percentage during the semester.
SMART Goal: I will earn a promotion to a senior customer service representative by completing the required training modules in three months and applying for the role at the end of the next quarter.
- Specific: The goal setter has clearly set the objective to be promoted to senior customer services rep.
- Measurable: Success can be measured by training module completion, filing the application and earning the promotion.
- Achievable: The goal setter will complete the training necessary to earn the promotion.
- Relevant: The goal setter is planning to apply for the promotion after finishing their training modules.
- Time-Based: The goal setter has set a deadline to achieve their objective at the end of the following business quarter.
ACTION WORD LIST (Possible terms to start your SMART Learning Goals)
LEARNING PROCESSES WORD LIST- Possible terms or ways to describe How you learn, change or improve your SMART Learning Goals.
Adapting classroom knowledge
Applying new/current skills
Using a journal or report
Follow policies and procedures
Trial and error
Gathering information or data
Increasing product knowledge
Using necessary materials
Working with co-workers
On-the job training
Organizing information or products
MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION WORD LIST - Possible terms or ways of measuring or evaluation SMART Learning Goals.
Improved resource usage
Improved time management
The Work Experience Coordinator is here to answer all of your questions regarding the Work Experience course. Students are expected to have a job before enrolling. The Work Experience class provides a structure to improve your employability (soft) skills, work habits, and career awareness.
- Determine eligibility for Work Experience
- Review class requirements
- Provide you with an add code for class if necessary
- Provide support during and after your Work Experience course
- Refer you to additional Career Hub and Student Services
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