Cooperative Work Experience
The Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) program offers you the ability to earn academic credit for working. You will be required to have a job or volunteer position to enroll in the course. In this individualized work-based learning opportunity, you will design learning objectives with your instructor and earn transferable credit with a letter grade.
Cooperative Work Experience provides the opportunity for you to gain transferable skills or assist in a plan to advance within your existing work environment. Your employment does not have to relate to your major. Your assignments for the semester will include on-the-job progress reports, measurable worksite objectives, employer evaluation, and a final reflection paper.
The program fosters professional growth and you are encouraged to:
- Identify challenging objectives on the job
- Improve relationships at work
- Increase visibility
- Extend knowledge gained in the classroom to the workplace
- Utilize professional work habits
|FALL AND SPRING SEMESTERS|
|Units of Work Experience||PAID Average Hours Worked Per Week*||Total Semester Hours||UNPAID Average Hours Per Week*||Total Semester Hours|
|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|