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WEX 110 - Work Experience

Welcome to General Work Experience at Cuyamaca College. I'm an advocate and strong supporter of work-based-learning. Work Experience is one of the most important things you can do while in college. I encourage all students to seek out internships, volunteer opportunities and work. We will learn employability skills and put together our career portfolios. I will meet your employers, supervisors and help you to be successful on the job. Details and forms are in your Canvas Container. 


WEX Syllabus Website
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Your Canvas Container

  • Go to https://gcccd.instructure.com/ (bookmark this site by adding it to your favorites)
  • Your Canvas ID is your Webadvisor ID. This may be your first name and last name in lowercase with no spaces and a dot in the middle (For example, Joe Smith may have a Webadvisor ID of joes.smith).
  • Your password is your birth date in 8 digits (For example, if Joe Smith were born on January 1, 1986, his password would be 01011986).

Requisites

  • Secure  part time employment or a volunteer position
  • 75 hours paid or 60 hours unpaid work experience per unit is required
  • Attend orientation 

Course Description

Supervised work experience to assist students in acquiring desirable work habits, attitudes and career awareness. Jobs may or may not be directly related to students’ educational goals. Occupational cooperative work experience credit may accrue at the rate of one to eight units per semester for a total of sixteen units, and students must work 75 paid hours or 60 unpaid hours per unit earned. May be taken for a maximum of 6 units.

Course Content

    • Define needs of the job site and develop goals.
    • Goals must be approved by the instructor and work supervisor.
    • Student must maintain accurate records and timesheets.
    • Attend a course orientation and course exit meeting (date, time to be announced).
    • Schedule two meetings with instructor during the semester to evaluate student’s goals.
    • Participate in an evaluation process to be administered by the instructor and work supervisor.

Course Objectives

You will be able to:

  • Participate in the work environment.
  • Identify employee responsibilities and employer expectations.
  • Evaluate career objectives based on experience gained through work experience.

Student Learning Outcome

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Participate in the work environment while identifying employee responsibilities and employer expectations.

Goals and Units

Students are required to complete one goal per unit of cooperative work experience. For example, if you are enrolled in 3 units, you must establish and complete three goals with satisfactory employer evaluation.

Paid work experience requires 75 hours per unit throughout the semester.

  • 1 Unit = 75 hours
  • 2 Units = 150 hours
  • 3 Units = 225 hours

Volunteer or Unpaid work experience requires 60 hours per unit throughout the semester.

  • 1 Unit = 60 hours
  • 2 Units = 120 hours
  • 3 Units = 180 hours