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Occupational Education

Program Description

OCCED 90 and 91 are work experience courses available to all occupational education certificate and degree program students. These courses are designed to combine academic studies with practical, on the job experience, enabling students to apply theories learned in the classrooms to real work situations while earning college credits.

Through an agreement formulated at the beginning of the semester, each student establishes specific "Measurable Learning Objectives" to be accomplished by the end of the grading period. This cooperative agreement may be in the private sector or in public agencies and may be paid or volunteer.

Purpose

To provide opportunities for career preparation by combining college study and related work. The Occupational Work Experience program will assist you to explore and choose a career wisely, prepare you for full-time employment and for career advancement.

Benefits

You can relate your education to the real work environment while earning both college credit and wages.

  • Provides opportunity to improve attitudinal, employability and technical skills.
  • Increases potential to advance by providing preparation plus experience.
  • Permits a test of career choices through job exploration.
  • Makes possible continued education at Solano Community College.
  • Allows credit for volunteer work.

Employers

Improves employer-employee communications through development and evaluation of objectives and other assignments.

  • Assists with achievement of both employer and employee goals.
  • Enhances employee motivation by building a good work record.
  • Assists in training of personnel.
  • Improves job stability and productivity.
  • Allows evaluation of student progress by employers.

OCCED 90

Corequisite: Student must be enrolled in 7 units (including OCCED 90). For summer sessions the student must be enrolled in at least one other course. Student should be enrolled in at least one course in his/her major OR enrolled in at least one general education course required for graduation. Student must be available to work from 5 to 20 hours or more per week for a licensed business for a total of 75 hours per unit paid and 60 hours per unit unpaid. Duties must be related to student's major field. Course Advisories: SCC minimum English and Math standards. Includes all occupational education certificate and degree programs. Qualified students who are not working may seek placement assistance from the Student Placement Office. One unit of credit may be earned for each 75 hours paid or 60 hours unpaid work per semester to a maximum of 4 units per semester. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 units. Combined units in all work experience courses shall not exceed 12. To determine the correct course length and number of units in which to enroll, refer to the following formula for paid employment (unpaid work requires fewer hours per week):

Full Semester Sections
1 unit = 5 work hours per week
2 units = 10 work hours per week
3 units = 15 work hours per week
4 units = 20 work hours per week

12-Week Sections
1 unit = 7 work hours per week
2 units = 14 work hours per week
3 units = 19 work hours per week

8-Week Sections
1 unit = 10 work hours per week
2 units = 19 work hours per week

OCCED 91

Corequisite: Student must be enrolled in 7 units (including OCCED 91). For summer sessions, the student must be enrolled in at least one other course. Student must be available to work from 5 to 15 hours or more per week for a licensed business for a semester total of 75 hours per unit paid and 60 hours per unit unpaid. Job does not need to be related to major. Course Advisories: SCC minimum English and M ath standards. To qualify for OCCED 91 credit, the student must be working at a job with a licensed business, attend a weekly coordination seminar, develop job-oriented objetives and remain currently enrolled in at least 7 units, including OCCED 91. Includes all occupational education certificate and degree programs. Qualified students who are not working may seek placement assistance from the Student Placement Office. One unit of credit may be earned for each 75 hours paid or 60 hours unpaid work per semester to a maximum of 3 units per semester. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 units. Combined units in all work experience courses shall not exceed 12. To determine the correct course length and number of units in which to enroll, refer to the following formula for paid employment (unpaid work requires fewer hours per week):

Full Semester Sections
1 unit = 5 work hours per week
2 units = 10 work hours per week
3 units = 15 work hours per week

12-Week Sections
1 unit = 7 work hours per week
2 units = 14 work hours per week

8-Week Sections
1 unit = 10 work hours per week

Placement

Qualified students who are not working may seek placement assistance from the Occupational Work Experience Coordinator and/or the Job Placement Officer.