What is Work Experience Education (WEE)?
It is called “Work Experience Education” because the program establishes a three-way relationship between the student, the college, and the employer. This structured relationship allows the student to create short-and long-range career goals and to recognize his/her progress by establishing three measurable learning objectives for the semester. Work Experience Education provides a practical learning model for students and helps them prepare for their future careers through the integration of on-the-job learning experiences and academic classroom lessons. By integrating both study and work, each area should become more relevant, interesting, and rewarding.
The total number of units that can be earned in the Work Experience Program is 16 (over 4 semesters). Work Experience can be taken for no more than four semesters. The number of credits earned is based on the total number of hours worked for the semester.