Work Experience - WOEX

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STUDENTS

Welcome to the Napa Valley College Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) Program!  The CWE Program will help you integrate your college courses and your career goals.  Our staff and resources are available to help you obtain the maximum benefits from your efforts.

You will be given a handbook during your first WOEX 190 Seminar with all the forms and information necessary to meet the course requirements.  The WOEX instructor will also give you a letter for your employer/supervisor.  A copy of the letter is also in the handbook.

Cooperative Work Experience is a valuable and significant part of your college education.  Please feel free to contact your instructor at any time during the semester for assistance.

Best of Luck!

EMPLOYERS

The purpose of this course is to help the student obtain on-the-job training that will make him/her a more efficient and valuable employee, while providing a practical education that supplements and enhances classroom theory.  The program gives you the opportunity to make a contribution to the employee's college education in a way that will directly benefit you and your organization.  The employee will be given a handbook that outlines how work experience can be documented for college credit, how to develop learning objectives, and how the number of objectives determine the number of units a student earns over the course of the semester.

Thank you for your cooperation.  Your support of the program is greatly appreciated.

Work Experience

WOEX 190:  Work Experience Seminar (1.0 Unit)
Exploration and evaluation of career-related topics including interpersonal relationships, job satisfaction, and career assessment.  Coordination of on-the-job training with related classroom instruction.  Repeatable for credit three times.  Transfers to: CSU. 
Corequisite:  WOEX 191 or 193

WOEX 191:  General Work Experience 1 (1-3 Units)
A course designed to provide supervised on-the-job experience to assist students in acquiring desirable work habits, attitudes, and career awareness.  The work assignment need not be related to the student's occupational or educational goals.  Transfers to:  CSU.  Corequisite:  WOEX 190.  Student must be enrolled in a total of 7 college units including Work Experience.

To determine units for WOEX 191:
If you work 5 hrs/wk = 1 unit.  10 hrs/wk = 2 units.  15 hrs/wk = 3 units.

WOEX 193:  Vocational Work Experience 1 (1-4 Units)
Supervised on-the-job experience in an occupation related to the student's major.  Coordinates on-the-job training with related classroom instruction.  Transfers to:  CSU.  Corequisite:  WOEX 190.  Student must be enrolled in a total of 7 college units including Work Experience.

To determine units for WOEX 193:
If you work 5 hrs/wk = 1 unit.  10 hrs/wk = 2 units.  15 hrs/wk = 3 units.  20 hrs/wk = 4 units.

PROGRAM EVALUATION AND PLANNING - STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOME (SLO)
WOEX 190/191/193:  All students will demonstrate achievement of SCANS (Secretary's Commission on Acquiring Necessary Skills).

Program Coordinator

Dr. Nadine Wade-Gravett
Office:  PE Faculty Offices - 600 Bldg.
Phone:  (707) 256-7654
e-mail:  ngravett@napavalley.edu

Napa Valley College career technical education programs are open and available to all students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Admission requirements for Napa Valley College career technical education programs are described in the current Napa Valley College catalog. The Napa Valley College Title IX officer is Laura Ecklin (Phone: 707-256-7105, Room 1544B). The Section 504 compliance officer is Rebecca Scott (Phone: 707-256-7438, Room 1735-C).