Work experience is crucial for anyone who wants to jump start a career in a technical field. Our Work Experience
program lets you earn college credit while you gain practical experience. A CompTIA
"IT careers are "hands-on," and gaining real-world experience gives you an advantage
over other entry-level IT professionals. One of the best ways to gain experience is
through an internship."
Work Experience is offered during the Spring semester at Cuyamaca College.
Contact Curtis Sharon (CIS Work Experience Coordinator) prior to the semester you wish to do your internship to discuss your qualifications, potential opportunities, and other program requirements. Internships.com allows you to search for opportunities by area. After the semester begins, you can get an add code from the Coordinator.
Then enroll in CIS 267 or GD 230 for 1,2, 3, or 4 units. You'll be expected to work 60 hours per unit over the semester (roughly 4 hours per week per unit). In addition to enrolling in CIS 267, you also need to be enrolled in a minimum of 3 additional units (other than CIS 267) and be actively pursuing a degree or certificate program in the CIS Department.
If you are interested in gaining that all important experience required for a great resume, now is the time to start planning for an internship. Contact the Work Experience Coordinator well in advance of the semester you desire an internship so that an appropriate company/position can be found.
You will need to provide a draft resume and/or a web portfolio prior to your first meeting with the Work Experience Coordinator.
During the semester students will be evaluated by their work supervisor and the instructor. Two meetings will be held during the semester to evaluate the student's progress in attaining their training goals.
Students are seeking meaningful work on real projects. They are granted college credit for completing the requisite number of hours per unit satisfactorily. What do you need to do to participate in the program?