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Work Experience

Work Experience


COD Main Campus: Administration Building Room 5/6
(inside the Career and Workforce Solutions Center)


(760) 862-1344
Work Experience Office e-mail: ​
Best time to catch someone in the office: Monday-Friday 800am-1:00pm


Ana Hernandez:
Sandi Lydeen:

The purpose of the Cooperative Work Experience Education program is to familiarize students to the "real world of work" and enable them to integrate their classroom learning to a real work environment.

Students may earn college units for their current job/internship/volunteer or student worker position.

The number of hours you work will determine how many units you qualify for each semester.

The class is based around three learning objectives that you will work on at your place of employment.

  • Increase your chances for promotion or raise

  • Get a head start in your field

  • Create a more powerful resume

  • Become more marketable

  • It's a Win-Win for both students and employers

Please read "What is Work Experience​" for further details.

Must have job lined up and ready to start.

Getting Started

  1. Register via WebAdvisor

    If job is not related to your educational goal, enroll in "General Work Experience"
    Students will have to manually type in the number of units they qualify for.

  2. Complete Application via Canvas the first day of class
    *If needed a hard copy of the complete application packet may be picked up in Admin Bldg, Room 5/6

    If needed, please print the following:​​

 See Canvas for class details and requirements

Check out our online job-board at:

Visit the COD Job Hub  

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