Cooperative Work Experience

Contact Us


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

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

7351 Tompkins Hill Rd.

Eureka, CA 95501

Student Information

The Cooperative Work Experience Education (CWEE) Program allows students to earn credits while working at paid jobs or as volunteers, even if self-employed. The number of units a student receives is dependent on the number of hours the student works during the semester. For example: One unit of unpaid work requires 60 work hours, and one unit of paid work requires 75 work hours over the semester.

Students work with a supervising faculty member and work supervisor to create learning objectives, which are evaluated at the end of the semester. Learning objectives describe specifically what it is that the student intends to accomplish/learn that semester at the job site based on needs and interests of the work site.

Getting Started

To begin, interested students need to read, print and follow the checklist on the "Student Responsibilities" page in the syllabus below. All forms required are included in the syllabus. Contact the CWEE Coordinator immediately.

CE 41 is for students working in a job not related to educational goal/major and is for career exploration. 

View CE 41 (General) Syllabus 

CE 42 is for students working in a job related to educational goal/major and supervised by a faculty member in a closely related discipline. 

View CE 42 (Occupational) Syllabus