Catalog  –  2013 - 2014

Work Experience

Cooperative Work Experience Education at Porterville College is a part of the academic process. The “co-op” classroom is off-campus industrial, governmental, educational, and other business or service organizations. As the name implies, cooperative work experience education is cooperation among the employers, students, and college. The primary objective of the program is to give students practical experience while they are in school and to help students relate their college learning experience to the world of work.

Credit for Cooperative Work Experience Education is available to students who are employed in a position which is directly related to the student’s college major or who are employed in a position which assists the student in determining a career choice. Students who are enrolled in the following career programs may enroll in occupational coop ed courses: agriculture, business, health, home economics, child care and development, information systems, industrial management, public services, sales and merchandising and technical areas.

A maximum of four units per semester of General Cooperative Work Experience Education may be earned. A maximum of four units per semester of Occupational Work Experience Education may be earned up to a Total of 16 units. A combined Total of On-Campus Entrepreneurial, General Occupational Cooperative Work Experience Education, and Human Services may not exceed 16 units of which a maximum of six units may be General Cooperative Work Experience Education. No more than eight units may be applied toward the 18-credit subject “major” required for graduation.

The student must be enrolled in and complete a minimum of seven units, including units earned in Cooperative Work Experience Education, except during the summer period. During the summer, the student must be enrolled in one additional course.

Students must attend one scheduled orientation session and two to three meetings with an assigned co-op instructor/coordinator during the semester. First- and second-semester students must also attend a minimum of eight hours of scheduled seminars and activities throughout the semester. Student must work 75 hours per semester per credit at a paid job or 60 hours per semester per credit at a non-paid job. Eligibility for level 2 English placement is recommended. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option.

General Work Experience Education is supervised employment of students. It is intended to assist student in acquiring desirable work habits, career awareness and positive job attitudes. The jobs held by students need not be related to their occupational goals or college program.

Occupational Work Experience Education is the extension of classroom occupational learning opportunities and career awareness into employment related to the student’s major or occupational goal.

Entrepreneurial Work Experience Education is cooperation between the student and an on-campus entrepreneurial operation.

P149N – Occupational Work Experience Education.5 unit

Prerequisite: Student’s non-paid job must be related to declared major or occupational goal. Student must work 30 hours per semester at a non-paid job. First- and second-semester students must attend a minimum of eight hours of scheduled seminars and activities.

The primary objective of the program is to give students practical experience working with others in the community while they are in school and to help students relate their college learning experience to the world of work. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. (A/CSU)

P149P – Occupational Work Experience Education .5 unit

Prerequisite: Student’s paid job must be related to declared major or occupational goal. Student must work 38 hours per semester at a paid job. First- and second-semester students must attend a minimum of eight hours of scheduled seminars and activities.

The primary objective of the program is to give students practical experience working with others in the community while they are in school and to help students relate their college learning experience to the world of work. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. (A/CSU)

P150N – Occupational Work Experience Education 1 unit

Prerequisite: Student’s non-paid job must be related to declared major or occupational goal. Student must work 60 hours per semester at a non-paid job. First- and second-semester students must attend a minimum of eight hours of scheduled seminars and activities.

The primary objective of the program is to give students practical experience working with others in the community while they are in school and to help students relate their college learning experience to the world of work. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. (A/CSU)

P150P – Occupational Work Experience Education 1 unit

Prerequisite: Student’s job must be related to declared major or occupational goal. Student must work 75 hours per semester at a paid job. First- and second-semester students must attend a minimum of eight hours of scheduled seminars and activities.

The primary objective of the program is to give students practical experience working with others in the community while they are in school and to help students relate their college learning experience to the world of work. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. (A/CSU)

P151N – Occupational Work Experience Education 2 units

Prerequisite: Student’s non-paid job must be related to declared major or occupational goal. Student must work 120 hours per semester at a non-paid job. First- and second-semester students must attend a minimum of eight hours of scheduled seminars and activities.

The primary objective of the program is to give students practical experience working with others in the community while they are in school and to help students relate their college learning experience to the world of work. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. (A/CSU)

P151P – Occupational Work Experience Education2 units

Prerequisite: Student’s paid job must be related to declared major or occupational goal. Student must work 150 hours per semester at a paid job. First- and second-semester students must attend a minimum of eight hours of scheduled seminars and activities.

The primary objective of the program is to give students practical experience working with others in the community while they are in school and to help students relate their college learning experience to the world of work. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. (A/CSU)

P152N – Occupational Work Experience Education 3 units

Prerequisite: Student’s non-paid job must be related to declared major or occupational goal. Student must work 180 hours per semester at a non-paid job. First- and second-semester students must attend a minimum of eight hours of scheduled seminars and activities.

The primary objective of the program is to give students practical experience working with others in the community while they are in school and to help students relate their college leaning experience to the world of work. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. (A/CSU)

P152P – Occupational Work Experience Education3 units

Prerequisite: Student’s paid job must be related to declared major or occupational goal. Student must work 225 hours per semester at a paid job. First- and second-semester students must attend a minimum of eight hours of scheduled seminars and activities.

The primary objective of the program is to give students practical experience working with others in the community while they are in school and to help students relate their college learning experience to the world of work. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. (A/CSU)

P153N – Occupational Work Experience Education4 units

Prerequisite: Student’s non-paid job must be related to declared major or occupational goal. Student must work 240 hours per semester at a non-paid job. First- and second-semester students must attend a minimum of eight hours of scheduled seminars and activities.

The primary objective of the program is to give students practical experience working with others in the community while they are in school and to help students relate their college learning experience to the world of work. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. (A/CSU)

P153P – Occupational Work Experience Education4 units

Prerequisite: Student’s paid job must be related to declared major or occupational goal. Student must work 300 hours per semester at a paid job. First- and second-semester students must attend a minimum of eight hours of scheduled seminars and activities.

The primary objective of the program is to give students practical experience working with others in the community while they are in school and to help students relate their college learning experience to the world of work. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. (A/CSU)

P155N – General Work Experience1 unit

Prerequisite: Student’s non-paid job must not be related to a declared major or occupational goal. Student must work 60 hours per semester at a non-paid job. First- and second-semester students must attend a minimum of eight hours of scheduled seminars and activities.

The primary objective of the program is to give students practical experience working with others in the community while they are in school and to help students relate their college learning experience to the world of work. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. A/CSU)

P155P – General Work Experience1 unit

Prerequisite: Student’s paid job must not be related to a declared major or occupational goal. Student must work 75 hours per semester at a paid job. First- and second-semester students must attend a minimum of eight hours of scheduled seminars and activities.

The primary objective of the program is to give students practical experience working with others in the community while they are in school and to help students relate their college learning experience to the world of work. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. (A/CSU)

P156N – General Work Experience2 units

Prerequisite: Student’s non-paid job must not be related to a declared major or occupational goal. Student must work 120 hours per semester at a non-paid job. First- and second-semester students must attend a minimum of eight hours of scheduled seminars and activities.

The primary objective of the program is to give students practical experience working with others in the community while they are in school and to help students relate their college learning experience to the world of work. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. (A/CSU)

P156P – General Work Experience2 units

Prerequisite: Student’s paid job must not be related to a declared major or occupational goal. Student must work 150 hours per semester at a paid job. First- and second-semester students must attend a minimum of eight hours of scheduled seminars and activities.

The primary objective of the program is to give students practical experience working with others in the community while they are in school and to help students relate their college learning experience to the world of work. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. A/CSU)

P157N – General Work Experience3 units

Prerequisite: Student’s non-paid job must not be related to a declared major or occupational goal. Student must work 180 hours per semester at a non-paid job. First- and second-semester students must attend a minimum of eight hours of scheduled seminars and activities.

The primary objective of the program is to give students practical experience working with others in the community while they are in school and to help students relate their college learning experience to the world of work. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. (A/CSU)

P157P – General Work Experience3 units

Prerequisite: Student’s paid job must not be related to a declared major or occupational goal. Student must work 225 hours per semester at a paid job. First- and second-semester students must attend a minimum of eight hours of scheduled seminars and activities.

The primary objective of the program is to give students practical experience working with others in the community while they are in school and to help students relate their college learning experience to the world of work. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. (A/CSU)

P160N – On-Campus Entrepreneurial Work Exp Education1 unit

Prerequisite: Student’s non-paid job must be in an on-campus entrepreneurial operation not related to declared major or occupational goal. Student must work 60 hours per semester at a non-paid job. First- and second-semester students must attend a minimum of eight hours of scheduled seminars and activities.

The primary objective of the program is to give students practical experience working in an on-campus entrepreneurial operation while they are in school and to help students relate their college learning experience to the world of work. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. (A/CSU)

P160P – On-Campus Entrepreneurial Work Exp Education1 unit

Prerequisite: Student’s paid job must be in an on-campus entrepreneurial operation not related to declared major or occupational goal. Student must work 75 hours per semester at a paid job. First- and second-semester students must attend a minimum of eight hours of scheduled seminars and activities.

The primary objective of the program is to give students practical experience working in an on-campus entrepreneurial operation while they are in school and to help students relate their college learning experience to the world of work. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. (A/CSU)

P161N – On-Campus Entrepreneurial Work Exp Education2 units

Prerequisite: Student‘s non-paid job must be in an on-campus entrepreneurial operation not related to declared major or occupational goal. Student must work 120 hours per semester at a non-paid job. First- and second-semester students must attend a minimum of eight hours of scheduled seminars and activities.

The primary objective of the program is to give students practical experience working in an on-campus entrepreneurial operation while they are in school and to help students relate their college learning experience to the world of work. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. (A/CSU)

P161P – On-Campus Entrepreneurial Work Exp Education2 units

Prerequisite: Student’s paid job must be in an on-campus entrepreneurial operation not related to a declared major or occupational goal. Student must work 150 hours per semester at a paid job. First- and second-semester students must attend a minimum of eight hours of scheduled seminars and activities.

The primary objective of the program is to give students practical experience working in an on-campus entrepreneurial operation while they are in school and to help students relate their college learning experience to the world of work. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. (A/CSU)

P162N – Occupational Work Exp Educ/Child Development3 units

Prerequisite: Student’s non-paid job must be related to declared major in Child Development. Student must work 180 hours per semester at a nonpaid job in the Child Development career field. First- and second-semester students must attend a minimum of eight hours of scheduled seminars and activities.

The primary objective of the program is to give students practical experience working with others in the community while they are in school and to help students relate their college learning experience to the world of work. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. (A/CSU)

P163N – Occupational Work Exp Education/Infant/Toddler3 units

Prerequisite: Student’s non-paid job must be related to declared major in Child Development. Student must work 180 hours per semester at a nonpaid job in the Child Development career field. First- and second-semester students must attend a minimum of eight hours of scheduled seminars and activities.

The primary objective of the program is to give students practical experience working with others in the community while they are in school and to help students relate their college learning experience to the world of work. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. (A/CSU)

P164N – Occupational Work Experience Ed/School Age3 units

Prerequisite: Student’s non-paid job must be related to declared major in Child Development. Student must work 180 hours per semester at a non-paid job in the child development career field. First- and second-semester students must attend a minimum of eight hours of scheduled seminars and activities.

The primary objective of the program is to give students practical experience working with others in the community while they are in school and to help students relate their college learning experience to the world of work. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. (A/CSU)

P165N – Occupational Work Exp Education/Special Ed3 units

Prerequisite: Student’s non-paid job must be related to declared major in Child Development. Student must work 180 hours per semester at a non-paid job in the child development career field. First- and second-semester students must attend a minimum of eight hours of scheduled seminars and activities.

The primary objective of the program is to give students practical experience working with others in the community while they are in school and to help students relate their college learning experience to the world of work. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. (A/CSU)

P166N – Occupational Work Exp Education/Police3 units

Prerequisite: Student’s non-paid job must be related to declared major in Administration of Justice. Student must work 180 hours per semester at a non-paid job in the administration of justice career field. First- and second-semester students must attend a minimum of eight hours of scheduled seminars and activities.

The primary objective of the program is to give students practical experience working with others in the community while they are in school and to help students relate their college learning experience to the world of work. Approved for pass/no-pass grading option. (A/CSU)