WORK EXPERIENCE COURSES


Late Start Class Information - Class Begins March 28

Get units for working! Work Experience courses can help the working student acquire desirable work habits, attitudes, and career awareness all while earning college units at their job site. Below is a table that shows the difference between the two types of Work Experience courses. 

 

ENROLL IN WORK EXPERIENCE


  • DETERMINE: SHOULD YOU BE IN GENERAL OR OCCUPATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE?

    DETERMINE YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE COURSE

    You must have currently have a job in order to take a Work Experience course.

    GENERAL OR OCCUPATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
    WORK EXPERIENCE TYPE REASON EXAMPLE
    GENERAL (WRKEX 97) This course is for students whose jobs are not related to their educational goals. You are a communications major, and you work at Juice Shack. 
    OCCUPATIONAL Internship ("99i" Courses)  This course is for students whose job is related to their declared college major. You are a communications major, and you work at a radio station or newspaper. 

    DO YOU NEED HELP FINDING A JOB?

    Are you hoping to take work experience but you don't currently have job? We can help!  

    • Check out SRJC's Online Job Board: Jobspeaker.
    • Set up an appointment with our staff. Contact us.
    • You can get units for volunteering as well, check out Community Engagement course.

     

  • FIGURE OUT HOW MANY UNITS YOUR ARE TAKING THE COURSE FOR
    For Work Experience courses, the amount of hours worked determines the number of units you may enroll in. Use the tables below to determine how many units you can take!

     

    NOTES ABOUT COURSE/UNITS

    • Work Experience courses are variable unit courses and can be taken multiple times for a maximum of 16.00 units while attending SRJC (in combination with units accumulated from Internship courses you had taken). 
    • Work Experience units apply toward an Associate's Degree (AA/AS) from any California Community College (CCC) and are transferable to any California State University (CSU).

     

    FALL & SPRING SEMESTERS
    Units of Work Experience
    Average Hours Worked
    Per Week*

    Total Semester Hours
       
    1.00 5 hours 75 hours    
    2.00 10 hours 150 hours    
    3.00 15 hours 225 hours    
    4.00 20 hours 300 hours    
    5.00 25 hours 375 hours    
    6.00 30 hours 450 hours    
             
    SUMMER SESSION
    Units of Work Experience PAID
    Average Hours Worked
    Per Week*
    PAID
    Total Semester Hours
       
    1.00 9.5 hours 75 hours    
    2.00 19 hours 150 hours    
    3.00 28 hours 225 hours    
    4.00 37.5 hours 300 hours    
    5.00 47 hours 375 hours    

    *This average is based on the weeks classes are in session. Hours accumulated before classes begin can be counted, thereby reducing the average weekly hours required to meet the minimum total hours for the semester.
     

     

  • REGISTER FOR THE COURSE

    REGISTER FOR THE COURSE

    Once you know how many units you are going to take (and your add code if applicable), register through your student portal. Choose the appropriate course using the A through Z tree view and select the corresponding section number. During the registration process, look for the link to the Employment Information Form, which is required to complete your registration after finalizing your schedule.

     

  • NEXT STEP ONCE YOU ARE ENROLLED

    This is a hybrid course. You can begin working on assignments in Canvas. Your instructor of record is Kim Kinahan however, your primary contact for the duration of the course will be your Assigned Instructor who will be in contact with you by the 3rd week of class..

     

  • WORK EXPERIENCE COURSE REQUIREMENTS

    COURSE REQUIREMENTS

    • Student must be employed by any licensed business prior to enrollment in the course.
    • Enroll in a Work Experience course 
    • Develop 3 on-the-job learning goals with your supervisor that focus on new job-related knowledge or skills.
    • Meet with your assigned Work Experience instructor at least twice during the semester via zoom
    • Write a 3-page report about your experience in the course.
    • Resume
    • Complete 1 work-related seminars or activities (offered online)
    • Keep track of total hours worked for reporting to your Assigned Instructor at your 2nd job site visit.

     

  • ONCE ENROLLED - WORK GOAL EXPECTATIONS

    WORK GOAL EXPECTATIONS

    Writing Work Goals

    • In any job, there is a way it can be done better.
    • Develop creative ways for your company to be more efficient.
    • Discuss these with your supervisor.
    • Communicate with your job supervisor. Be ready and willing to carry out changes he/she may have in mind to improve the fulfillment of productivity with which you are both involved.
    • Have a plan for goal accomplishment and stick with it.

    Brainstorm

    • What job functions must be learned to prepare me for promotion to a higher job classification?
    • What jobs now being handled by my supervisor could I learn and perform in a few months, freeing my supervisor for more important tasks?
    • What functions or responsibilities now being accomplished by a co-worker could I learn so ·that, in the absence of the co-worker, I could fill that job for limited periods?
    • How can I do my current job better? Do you have an idea that can increase your or your company's, efficiency?
    • Looking two to five years down the road, what on-the-job learning must be acquired to fulfill your intermediate or long-range goals?
    • Are merit-pay raises based upon individual output or productivity? If so, you might consider improving your work output by a reasonable percentage during the semester.

    Sample:

    SMART Goal: I will earn a promotion to a senior customer service representative by completing the required training modules in three months and applying for the role at the end of the next quarter.

     

    • Specific: The goal setter has clearly set the objective to be promoted to senior customer services rep.
    • Measurable: Success can be measured by training module completion, filing the application and earning the promotion.
    • Achievable: The goal setter will complete the training necessary to earn the promotion.
    • Relevant: The goal setter is planning to apply for the promotion after finishing their training modules.
    • Time-Based: The goal setter has set a deadline to achieve their objective at the end of the following business quarter.

    ACTION WORD LIST (Possible terms to start your SMART Learning Goals)

    Clerical

    Communications

    Creative

    Critical

    Financial

    Human

    Thinking

    Resources

    Arrange

    Address

    Adapt

    Analyze

    Allocate

    Advise

    Automate

    Arbitrate

    Author

    Apply

    Analyze

    Assess

    Budget

    Arrange

    Blend

    Appraise

    Appraise

    Assist

    Catalog

    Articulate

    Change

    Arrange

    Audit

    Clarify

    Calculate

    Lecture

    Conceive

    Evaluate

    Transfer

    Coach

    Collect

    Author

    Create

    Assemble

    Balance

    Collaborate

    Complete

    Convince

    Design

    Assess

    Budget

    Consult

    Compute

    Correspond

    Develop

    Calculate

    Calculate

    Counsel

    Copy

    Define

    Devise

    Categorize

    Compute

    Diagnose

    Define

    Develop

    Direct

    Choose

    Forecast

    Educate

    Dispatch

    Direct

    Enhance

    Collect

    Increase

    Employ

    Decrease

    Draft

    Establish

    Compare

    List

    Group

    Distribute

    Edit

    Formulate

    Compose

    Manage

    Guide

    Evaluate

    Enlist

    Illustrate

    Construct

    Market

    Hire

    Examine

    Formulate

    Improve

    Create

    Plan

    Integrate

    File

    Influence

    Introduce

    Design

    Project

    Handle

    Generate

    Interpret

    Invent

    Diagram

    Research

    Mediate

    Identify

    Interview

    Initiate

    Estimate

    Tabulate

    Monitor

    Inspect

    Meet

    Launch

    Examine

    Update

    Motivate

    Interview

    Moderate

    Market

    Formulate

     

    Negotiate

    Monitor

    Negotiate

    Originate

    Inspect

     

    Recruit

    Operate

    Participate

    Plan

    Justify

     

    Represent

    Organize

    Persuade

    Prepare

    Learn

     

    Select

    Prepare

    Present

    Produce

    Measure

     

    Sponsor

    Process

    Preside

    Propose

    Organize

     

    Strengthen

    Purchase

    Promote

    Publish

    Plan

     

    Train

    Record

    Publicize

    Setup

    Prepare

     

     

    Retrieve

    Recommend

    Structure

    Rate

     

     

    Review

    Recruit

    Write

    Revise

     

     

    Separate

    Represent

     

    Score

     

     

    Schedule

    Sell

     

    Select

     

     

    Screen

    Speak

     

    Setup

     

     

    Summarize

    Translate

     

    Solve

     

     

    Survey

    Write

     

    Summarize

     

     

    Systematize

     

     

    Test

     

     

    Transcribe

     

     

     

     

     

    Update

     

     

     

     

     

    Verify

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Management &

    Management &

    Research

    Teaching

    Technical

    Leadership

    Leadership (cont.)

    Administer

    Propose

    Arrange

    Advise

    Assemble

    Analyze

    Recommend

    Automate

    Clarify

    Build

    Approve

    Reduce

    Catalog

    Coach

    Calculate

    Assign

    Regulate

    Categorize

    Communicate

    Change

    Attain

    Remove

    Calculate

    Control

    Complete

    Authorize

    Reorganize

    Classify

    Design

    Compute

    Chair

    Replace

    Collect

    Develop

    Convert

    Collaborate

    Reposition

    Compare

    Encourage

    Construct

    Conduct

    Reproduce

    Compile

    Evaluate

    Design

    Consolidate

    Retain

    Complete

    Explain

    Engineer

    Contract

    Review

    Compute

    Guide

    Install

    Control

    Revise

    Critique

    Influence

    Operate

    Coordinator

    Schedule

    Define

    Inform

    Overhaul

    Delegate

    Simplify

    Diagnose

    Instruct

    Modify

    Develop

    Strengthen

    Decrease

    Interpret

    Program

    Direct

    Standardize

    Distribute

    Motivate

    Remodel

    Enact

    Supervise

    Evaluate

    Persuade

    Repair

    Establish

     

    Examine

    Present

    Restructure

    Evaluate

     

    Formulate

    Rewrite

    Service

    Execute

     

    Generate

    Stimulate

    Solve

    Expand

     

    Identify

    Test

    Sort

    Guide

     

    Inspect

     

    Upgrade

    Head

     

    Interview

     

     

    Implement

     

    Investigate

     

     

    Improve

     

    Monitor

     

     

    Incorporate

     

    Operate

     

     

    Increase

     

    Organize

     

     

    Initiate

     

    Prepare

     

     

    Institute

     

    Process

     

     

    Investigate

     

    Record

     

     

    Launch

     

    Retrieve

     

     

    Lead

     

    Review

     

     

    Maintain

     

    Separate

     

     

    Mediate

     

    Schedule

     

     

    Negotiate

     

    Screen

     

     

    Organize

     

    Summarize

     

     

    Oversee

     

    Survey

     

     

    Perform

     

    Systematize

     

     

    Prioritize

     

    Tabulate

     

     

    Plan

     

    Update

     

     

    Preside

     

    Validate

     

     

    Produce

     

    Verify

     

     

     

    LEARNING PROCESSES WORD LIST- Possible terms or ways to describe How you learn, change or improve your SMART Learning Goals. 

    Adapting classroom knowledge

    Seeking information

    Applying new/current skills

    Seeking input

    Asking

    Studying

    Assisting

    Surveying

    Attending

    Using a journal or report

    Demonstrating

    Testing

    Experiencing

    Training

    Follow policies and procedures

    Trial and error

    Gathering information or data

    Updating

    Increasing communication

    Visiting

    Increasing product knowledge

    Using necessary materials

    Installing

    Working with co-workers

    Investigating

     

    Meeting with

     

    Memorizing

     

    Observing

     

    Obtaining feedback

     

    One-to-group-sessions

     

    One-to-one-group-sessions

     

    On-the job training

     

    Operating

     

    Organizing information or products

     

    Planning

     

    Reading

     

    Receiving

     

    Recording

     

    Researching

     

    Reviewing

     

    MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION WORD LIST - Possible terms or ways of measuring or evaluation SMART Learning Goals.

    Accuracy

    Observation

    Client/customer feedback

    Participants review

    Company evaluation

    Product development

    Compare

    Project completion

    Co-worker feedback

    Program review

    Control process

    Progress report

    Critique

    Quiz

    Cross-check

    Sales receipts

    Display

    Supervisor review

    Demonstrate

    Surveying

    Improved communications

    Tally

    Improved resource usage

    Test

    Improved organization

    Verification

    Improved time management

    Written report

    Increased accuracy

     

    Increased efficiency

     

    Increased knowledge

     

    Increased productivity

     

    Increased safety

     

    Inventory checks

     

    Invoice review

     

    Journal

     

    Meet standards

     

     

     

     

     

WORK EXPERIENCE COORDINATOR | KIM KINAHAN


 

DESCRIPTION

The Work Experience Coordinator is here to answer all of your questions regarding the Work Experience course.  Students are expected to have a job before enrolling.  The Work Experience class provides a structure to improve your employability (soft) skills, work habits, and career awareness. 

SERVICES

  • Determine eligibility for Work Experience
  • Review class requirements
  • Provide you with an add code for class if necessary
  • Provide support during and after your Work Experience course
  • Refer you to additional Career Hub and Student Services

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE LINKS


 


APPOINTMENTS

  • Fill out the Appointment Intake Form
  • Please allow 24-48 hours for a response
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