How to Enroll 

Cooperative Education Eligibility:

Cooperative Work Experience Education (CWEE) requires a structured work environment and supportive supervisors or mentors to collaborate in overseeing student learning objectives. The application requires students, in partnership with their supervisor, to create measurable objectives to be achieved during the semester of enrollment.


The student must be employed, volunteering or interning prior to registering for Cooperative Education. Self-employed students, temps, substitutes, informal childcare providers and homecare providers are not eligible.


Cooperative Education Expectations (Word)  (PDF)


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Application Process:

  1. Prospective students must first apply for admissions if they are new or returning students to LAVC.  To apply for admissions at Los Angeles Valley College visit the Admissions & Records Office page.
  2. Download and complete the Cooperative Education Application Packet.
  3. Call the Cooperative Ed. Office at 818-947-2334 or send an email to to schedule an appointment to meet with a Co-op Ed. faculty member. 
  4. Show up to your appointment to have your appliction packet reviewed by a Co-op Ed. faculty member. A permission number to add the class will be provided for registration upon review and approval of application.


Fall Semester (August 26, 2019 - December 15, 2019)

Complete the Fall 2019 Application Packet (PDF)

Students can earn 1-4 units of college credit during the spring and fall semesters. The unit breakdown is as follows:

Paid Positions          

75 hours = 1unit 

150 hours = 2 units

225 hours = 3 units

300+ hours = 4 units*
*(must be related to major)

 Interns (Unpaid)

 60 hours = 1 unit

120 hours = 2 units

180 hours = 3 units

240 hours = 4 units*
*(must be related to major) 




Volunteer and Earn College Credits

Learn more about volunteer opportunities through the Service Learning Program and you can be eligible to earn college credits through Coop. Ed. Download the Service Learning Flyer (PDF)