Cooperative Work Experience

The cooperative work experience (CWE) is program that allows students to earn college credit for working in the community in a area related to the student's academic goals. Depending on the program, students can earn up to 18 credits on the job.

CWE280 is a course that allows the student to work at a job that involves similar aspects of his or her field of study. 


Benefits for Students 

  • Explore jobs & careers related to your college major
  • Earn academic credit to transfer or apply to degree/certificates
  • Get a starting point in the competitive job market
  • Apply what you learn in the classroom in a real-world setting
  • Gain confidence
  • Practice on the job skills and knowledge
  • Begin to build your resume with current work experience 
  • Begin to build your professional network in your chosen career field
  • Enhance your scholarship and university applications


REQUIREMENT: All work experience students are required to take a 1 credit work experience seminar for their first experience.  This one credit class is offered on Tuesday's from 3pm-5pm.  Please attend orientation for further information.  


REQUIREMENT: Every student new to work experience MUST attend an orientation session.

Please pick a time and location from the table below and complete the subsequent form to sign up for orientation. 

Thank you. 

Work Experience Orientation  


Tuesday, Dec 13th


Columbia Hall,

Room 117

Work Experience Orientation

Wednesday, Dec 14th 


Columbia Hall,

Room 117

Work Experience Orientation

Wednesday, Jan 4th 


Columbia Hall,

Room 117



Benefits for Employers 

  • Gain driven and enthusiastic employees
  • Pre-screen potential employees
  • Access students with related skills and knowledge
  • Have your input heard on college education and workforce training 

**Businesses interested in becoming involved with CWE, please click here


    Contact the Director of Cooperative Work Experience at (503) 338-2480 for registration information and orientation questions. 


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    December 9, 2016, 12:59 pm
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