Units (Grade Option) 1-3; Class Hours: 1-3 lab hours/semester (60 to 180 volunteer on the job hours/semester); Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): A minimum of 12 completed units in the occupational discipline.
Description: Earn college credit for learning or improving skills or knowledge on the job. Internship is "discipline specific" in that students' job and learning objectives relate to the work experience course. Students can earn up to 3 units per semester (for a total of 16). There are no classroom meetings after the initial orientation which is offered the first three weeks of each semester. Units are degree applicable and transferable and are awarded upon achievement of approved learning objectives. Each unit requires 60 hours per unit for unpaid work during the semester. The internship must be supervised by a job supervisor and an appropriate faculty member for the chosen occupational discipline. The unit limitation applies to Occupational Cooperative Education Work Experience (any combination of 670 and/or 672 courses) offered within the SMCCCD. Transfer: CSU.