Cooperative work experience courses include general work experience courses and occupational work experience courses. General work experience education is supervised employment intended to assist students in acquiring desirable work habits, attitudes, and career awareness. The work experience does not need to be related to the student’s specific educational goals. In contrast, occupational work experience education is supervised employment where on-the-job learning relates to the student’s specific educational or occupational goals. Student must not exceed the limit of 16 semester units of general and occupational work experience combined.
Occupational Work Experiences Courses:
Cooperative work experience courses are not designated as repeatable. However, students may petition to repeat occupational work experience courses to the Office of Admissions and Records. The Office of Admissions and Records may grant the request if the following conditions are met:
- the student has not exceeded the limit of 16 semester units of general and
occupational work experience combined,
- the district only offers one course in a given occupational work experience
- the one course offered is not offered as a variable unit open-entry/openexit
- the student does not exceed the maximum of eight units earned in one
enrollment period in occupational work experience education.
General Work Experience Course:
In addition to not exceeding the limit of 16 semester units of general and occupational work experience combined, a maximum of six units may be earned during one enrollment period in general work experience education. Students are not allowed to repeat general work experience courses. However, if the student received a substandard grade in a general work experience course, the student may be permitted to enroll again in the same course to alleviate that grade.