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Work Experience Collage

WORK EXPERIENCE - Connecting College Education to the Workplace

Work experience (WE) course focus on learning and demonstrating 21st century work skills. National and local employers have identified these skills as mandatory to being successful in any type of job. Three of the top skills employers have identified are:

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Customer Service

WHY ENROLL?

  • Earn college units
  • Develop and Improve 21st century work skills
  • Connect your college education to your career

REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL WORK EXPERIENCE CLASSES

  • You must have a job (paid or unpaid) with a properly licensed business
  • Use the SRJC Admissions and Records weblink to enroll in a Work Experience course. Submit the Employer Information Form
  • Complete Orientation and submit Orientation Credit From every semester you are enrolled in a WE course
  • Write 4 on-the-job objectives to improve your 21st Century Work Skills
  • Meet with your Work Experience instructor and job supervisor twice during the semester at the job site
  • Write a 3 page report about the changes or improvements in your work skills during the semester
  • Complete 4 hours of work-related seminars or activities
  • Work required hours per semester to earn credit

STEPS TO ENROLL IN A WORK EXPERIENCE CLASS

1. Select the correct class: click on this link to select correct section units for your job - Hours for section units

WRK EX97 (General Work Experience)
This class is for students whose jobs are not related to their educational goals. This is a graded course.
Example: You're a communications major, but you work at Juice Shack.
Students may earn one to six units in one semester.
May be taken for a total of sixteen units.

WEOC 99 (Occupational Work Experience)
This class is for students whose jobs are directly related to their educational goals. This is a graded course.
Example: You're a communications major, and you work at a radio station or newspaper.
Students may earn one to eight units in one semester.
May be taken for a total of sixteen units.

Note: Total units allowed using a combination of General and Occupational Work Experience - 16 units.

2. Register for the class through SRJC Admissions
When registering for your Work Experience class on Weblink, look for the online link to the Employer Information Form, which is required to complete your registration after finalizing your schedule. If you miss this form, follow this link to the
Employment Information Form

3. Purchase a Work Experience Handbook from the Bookstore at the Santa Rosa or Petaluma campus

4. Complete Orientation at the beginning of the course prior to first job site visit.
. Orientation

HOW TO ENROLL IN THE RIGHT CLASS

HOW MANY HOURS DO I HAVE TO WORK TO EARN UNITS?

 

FALL & SPRING SEMESTERS
Units of Work Experience PAID
Average Hours Worked
Per Week
Total Semester Hours UNPAID
Average Hours Per Week
Total Semester Hours
1 5 hours 75 hours 4 hours 60 hours
2 10 hours 150 hours 8 hours 120 hours
3 15 hours 225 hours 12 hours 180 hours
4 20 hours 300 hours 16 hours 240 hours
5 25 hours 375 hours 20 hours 300 hours
6 30 hours 450 hours 24 hours 360 hours
7
Occupational Only
35 hours 525 hours 28 hours 420 hours
8
Occupational Only
40 hours 600 hours 32 hours 480 hours
SUMMER SEMESTER
Units ofWork Experience PAID
Average Hours Per Week
Total Semester Hours UNPAID
Average Hours Per Week
Total Semester Hours
1 9.5 hours 75 hours 7.5 hours 60 hours
2 19 hours 150 hours 15 hours 120 hours
3 28 hours 225 hours 22.5 hours 180 hours
4 37.5 hours 300 hours 30.0 hours 240 hours

 

 

Santa Rosa Junior College is officially accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges