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Work Experience

Work Experience


COD Main Campus: Administration Building Room 5/6


(760) 862-1344
Work Experience Office e-mail: ​
Best time to catch someone in the office: Mon-Fri 8-1


Michelle Richards:
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

    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 - Submit immediately

    In Person: Admin Bldg Room 5/6
    Canvas:See Canvas course for further instructions

    If needed a hard copy of the complete application packet may be picked up in Admin Bldg, Room 5/6

  3. Complete Class Introduction (click here)

    Email answers to Class Introduction questions on the last slide for credit.

  4. Print the following (hard copies available in the Work Experience Office) :

  5. Contact your Work Experience Instructor

Check out our online job-board at:

Visit the COD Job Hub  

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