Occupational Work Experience

OCCUPATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE is a program of on-the-job learning experiences for students employed in a job related to an occupationally oriented major. The goals and assignments for completion of the courses are formulated with industry under the direction of the college instructor assigned to teach Work Experience 270. The grading system is the same as for other subjects offered by the college and the time spent for preparation and training is also comparable. Adequate records are maintained to determine satisfactory progress and attendance.

Student Learning Outcomes for all Occupational Work Experience

Students will be able to:

  • Apply critical thinking, research, analysis and resolution for work-related objectives.
  • Convert classroom instruction to the employment environment through the development and attainment of three (3) learning objectives.
  • Develop and apply competencies in the workplace and within course-related activities.

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Course Descriptions

Work Experience (WORK)

270 Occupational Work Experience

Hours by Arrangement (One unit of credit is earned for each 75 hours of paid employment or 60 hours of volunteer work.), 1-4 units (Grade Only)

A program of on-the-job learning experiences for students employed in a job related to their major or their educational goals. The combined maximum credit for all work experience courses from all disciplines may not exceed 16 units. AA/AS; CSU

272 General Work Experience

Hours by Arrangement (One unit of credit is earned for each 75 hours of paid employment or 60 hours of volunteer work.), 1-3 units (Grade Only)

Limitation on Enrollment: Must obtain an Add Code from Work Experience Coordinator for enrollment.
A program of on-the-job learning experiences designed to assist the student in developing occupational effectiveness. Employment need not be related to a vocational or occupational major. This course may be taken for a maximum of six units. However, the combined maximum credit for all work experience courses from all disciplines may not exceed 16 units. Associate Degree Credit & transfer to CSU and/or private colleges and universities. Program will provide the trainee with an opportunity to acquire additional skills, expand career options, workplace skill competencies, subject mastery skills and California State Board examination strategies necessary for acquiring their State Cosmetology Instructor’s license. A total of 300 hours of lecture/ demonstration and laboratory training to include technical and practical aspects of cosmetology science. This course is offered as a non-degree/credit for a specialized certificate. Associate Degree Credit only and not Transferable. AA/AS.