A virtual career center where students can assess
their strengths, explore educational
opportunities, and make connections to
professional associations.
 
 

Work Experience

Room IM112 Sycamore Building

Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 2:00pm

Phone: (559) 730-3742

Fax: (559) 741-2213

E-mail: lisag@cos.edu

 
 
 

Cooperative Education  

Cooperative Education (work experience) is designed to allow students the opportunity to use job-site learning to earn elective college credit. The Cooperative Education may be in the private sector, or in public agencies, and may be paid or volunteer. The two major classifications of Cooperative Education are Occupational and General. The difference between the two are:

Occupational Cooperative Education
This classifies learning opportunities which are major, or career goal related. Sometimes the term "internship" is used to designate this classification. Students may earn up to 4 units maximum each semester, with a maximum of 16 units over four semesters.

General Cooperative Education
This classifies learning opportunities which are not major or career goal related. A chance to learn acceptable job skills and knowledge must be provided. Students may earn a maximum of 3 units each semester, with a maximum of 6 units over the total participation.

 

How to Register
A registration meeting is held prior to the beginning of each new semester (see date below). Students may also enroll during the first two weeks of each new semester by contacting one of the instructors listed below. Course codes and registration forms are available from individual instructors. Students may also register by attending the meeting listed below.

 

How to Drop

In the event that a student must drop from Work Experience, the student must file the appropriate paperwork with staff in the Work Experience office (Sycamore Building Room IM112). Registration and Dropping of Work Experience units, can only be done through the Work Experience office. These processes can not be done via Web or Telephone.

 

Registration Meeting for Spring Semester 2015:

 
 

Thursday: January 8, 2015  

at 5:30 p.m., in the Ponderosa Building (Formerly the Lecture Hall Room 350) on the main campus in Visalia

 

 

Occupational /
Vocational Areas

Instructors

 

Items hyperlinked will give you
more information on a certificate or
degree option  

 

Offi​ce Phone #

Required for

Certificate

Coordinator / Instructor Lisa Greer 730-3742  

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Administration of Justice (AS)

Jon Pree

Jonp@cos.edu yes

                                 AGRICULTURE

               Ag Pest Management Certificate​​

              Animal Science Certificate


         Fernando Fernandez

               Kim Pitigliano

         Frank Tebeau       

 688-3116

737-4893
688-3181 
yes
ARCHITECTURE & INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY Rolando Gonzalez 688-3120​  
AUTOMOTIVE

Michael Chicconi

730-3788  
BUSINESS

Janell Spencer

Renee Marinelli
730-3931
730-3768
yes
CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT Lisa Greer 730-3742  

 CHILD DEVELOPMENT - SPECIAL EDUCATION 

Lisa Greer
730-3742
yes
FASHION​  Tiffany Wainwright 288-2301        yes

HUMAN SERVICES​

Lisa Greer 730-3742  yes

INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE 

Mario Bringetto Mariob@cos.edu   yes
LEGAL OFFICE / PARALEGAL

 Pura Cordero

Purac@cos.edu

yes

NURSING​

Janice Brown

737-6256


FOOD SERVICES​ Rebecca Hobson

737-6139

yes 

SPORTS MED 

Dennis Goebel 737-6200         Yes 





For additional information contact Lisa Greer (Program Coordinator) at 730-3742.

 

Applications of Units
Four units may apply toward the A.A. or A.S. degree major Transferability-Check college catalog (generally 6 units will transfer to a four year college).

 

UNIT SCALE:

    300 paid hours= 4 units                                240 volunteer hours = 4 units

  225 paid hours = 3 units                               180 volunteer hours = 3 units

  150 paid hours = 2 units                               120 volunteer hours = 2 units

  75 paid hours = 1 unit                                    60 volunteer hours = 1 unit

 

A maximum of four (4) units can be earned in any one semester if the classification is Occupational, and three (3) units maximum for General classification.

 

How to Find an Employment Site

 

Already Employed

If you are already employed you may find that an agreement can be reached with your present employer to identify specific learning opportunities.

 

Volunteer Experience

You may find volunteer opportunities either on your own, or with the help of your instructor. You may also come by the office for a listing of sites.

 

Seeking Employment

If you are seeking employment you can check the listings at the Welcome Center or http://hire.cos.edu . If you find employment which qualifies, you have the first two weeks of the semester to register.

 


MLO's are available from this link Measurable-Learning-Objectives​​​​​​​

Last Updated: 12/16/2014 1:14 PM