Steps to Enroll

  1. You must have a job, internship, volunteer, student worker, or Federal Work Study position lined up before enrolling in Work Experience.

  2. Before you register on WebAdvisor, you must know the appropriate Work Experience course in which to enroll in AND determine how many units you can earn up to, based on the total number of hours you will be working during your course session. The following should help:

    • Does your current job relate to your occupational/education goal?

      If your current position does not relate to your occupational / educational goal, you may enroll in General Work Experience (WEG – 095A). You may earn 1 - 6 units of General Work Experience per semester (if you meet the hour requirement, see below). A maximum of 16 total units combined throughout your tenure at COD may be earned.

      If your current position does relate to your educational / occupational goal, you may enroll in the appropriate Occupational Work Experience (XXX – 095A) course listed on WebAdvisor such as AJ, CART, AUTO, HS, KINE, BUMA, BUAC, etc. For a full list of Work Experience courses click on "Work Experience Class Listings" on the left side menu. You may earn 1-8 units in any occupational work experience course (if you meet the hour requirement, see below). A maximum of 16 total units combined throughout your tenure at COD may be earned.

    • Use the chart below to help you determine up to how many units you may qualify to earn based on the number of hours you will complete. There are no exceptions to the minimum hour requirements for paid or unpaid positions and a final grade cannot be issued if total hours are not met by the end of the course.

Approximate Weekly Hours for PAID Positions

Number of Units Total Required Hours
by the End of the Course
16-Week Course 12-Week Course 8-Week Course
1 75 5 6.5 9.5
2 150 9.5 12.5 19
3 225 14.5 19 28.5
4 300 19 25 37.5
5 375 23.5 31.5 N/A
6 450 28.5 37.5 N/A
7 525 33 N/A N/A
8 600 37.5 N/A N/A

Approximate Weekly Hours for UN-PAID Positions

Number of Units Total Required Hours by the End of the Course 16-Week Course 12-Week Course 8-Week Course
1 60 4 5 7.5
2 120 8 10 15
3 180 11.5 15 22.5
4 240 15 20 30
5 300 19 25 37.5
6 360 22.5 30 N/A
7 420 26.5 35 N/A
8 480 30 40 N/A
  1. Now that you have determined the correct number units you can earn up to, and what type of work experience course you should enroll in; you may register on WebAdvisor.

  2. Check Canvas the first day of class to review syllabus, watch the Class Introduction Video, and Complete the required Application Form to begin course.