Cooperative Work Experience

Contact Us

Montel VanderHorck III
Cooperative Work Experience Coordinator
(707) 476-4305 office

Kerry Mayer, CTE Dean
Career and Technical Education Division
(707) 476-4341

7351 Tompkins Hill Rd.
Eureka, CA 95501

Earn College Credit While Working

What is CWEE?

Cooperative Work Experience Education (CWEE) is an academic program that strengthens student learning by engaging students of all majors in supervised on-the-job internships, paid or un-paid. CWEE is customized to fit the student?s needs. There are no class meetings required for students, other than an initial orientation meeting with the CWEE Coordinator and meeting with work supervisors and faculty members to discuss learning objectives and job performance.

Types of CWEE: 

College of the Redwoods has two types of CWEE opportunities:

View CE 41 (General) Syllabusgeneral work experience, is for students working at a job unrelated to their educational goal/major.

View CE 42 (Occupational) Syllabus - occupational work experience, is for students whose job is related to their educational goal/major.

Earning CWEE Credits:

Units are earned for successful completion of work hours, achieving set learning objectives, meeting with supervising work supervisor and faculty member and for submitting end of semester evaluations and timecard.


Registration occurs with CWEE Coordinator approval once all student paperwork and an orientation has been completed. Contact the CWEE Coordinator for an orientation.