Education is an academic program that offers the student an opportunity
to combine classroom learning with on-the-job experience; the purpose
of which is to help the student choose the "right" job or to find
a "career", and to achieve success based on that choice.
The student learns to establish short- and long-range career objectives and to recognize
his/her progress by establishing and completing measurable learning
objectives. Supervision, evaluation, and suggestions for improvement
are provided. Cooperative Education is a three-way relationship
between the student, the college, and the employer. Everyone benefits.
Students can enroll in 16-week, 12-week, and 8-week classes.
Through the combined efforts of community employers and Victor Valley Community College, the student is offered an educational program of supervised work experience in his/her major field.
Occupational Cooperative Work Experience Education
Occupational Cooperative Education (i.e., AGNR 138, BADM 138, EDUC 138, NURS 138, WELD 138, etc.) is work-oriented and is, generally, designed for students working in their major. This program allows the student the opportunity to further develop and extend occupational skills previously learned or currently being developed at Victor Valley Community College.
General Work Experience Education
Students do not need a declared major and do not need to be working in their major to enroll in Co-op General Work Experience (COOPED 50).
Note: Please check with the Co-op Office by phone at (760) 245-4271, extension 2281, FAX (760) 245-4279, or come by our office located in the Academic Commons, Building 42, if you have general questions regarding Co-op enrollment.