Work Experience

Work Experience is a program that awards college credit for on-the-job learning experiences for students employed in a job or internship related to a career-oriented major. Many Work Experience courses are associated with certificate and degree requirements. The goals and assignments for completion of the courses are formulated with the student and their employer under the direction of the college instructor assigned to teach Work Experience. The grading system is the same as for other subjects offered by the college and the time spent for preparation and training is also comparable.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Apply critical thinking, research, analysis and resolution for work-related objectives.
  • Convert classroom instruction to the employment environment through the development and attainment of three (3) learning objectives.
  • Develop and apply competencies in the workplace and within course-related activities.

Are you interested in taking a Work Experience Course?

  • Go to the online class schedule
  • Search for Work Experience courses
  • Select Miramar under College
  • Type Work Experience under Keyword
  • Courses are numbered 270 (Occupational Work Experience) or 272 (General Work Experience)

To be eligible to obtain an ADD code/Pression Number to enroll, students must complete the following:
  • Be a current SDCCD/Miramar College Student (Apply online HERE)
  • Secure a job, internship, or volunteer position (Paid or Unpaid)
  • Check Handshake for available jobs or internships
  • Contact the Career Center for assistance
  • Watch the Online Work Experience Orientation and complete the Orientation Quiz (Save quiz as file (PDF) to you computer as you will need to upload the file into the Work Experience Application)
  • Completion of Online Work Experience Application
  • Completion of Employer Agreement by your Site Supervisor (This is emailed to your Site Supervisor automatically once your Work Experience Application has been submitted)
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention Training: The SDCCD sexual Harassment Training is no longer required in order to receive an add code to enroll in a Work Experience Course. Students will receive an email upon enrollment to self- enroll in Canvas to complete this requirement by the withdrawal deadline of the term.
On-Campus Placements ONLY: Complete the SDCCD Volunteer Form (Only required of students working in an ON-CAMPUS department in an UNPAID position).
CHIL 151/270 Students ONLY
CHILD DEVELOPMENT STUDENTS: Need CHIL 151 as co-requisite to CHIL 270? Students pursuing the Child Development degree must take CHIL 151 AND CHIL 270 as a combination class at the SAME INSTITUTION because the class content and field experience assignments are aligned.

  • Attend a Mandatory Work Experience Orientation with your Work Experience Instructor (in- person/remote, details provided by faculty)
  • Work with your instructor and your Site Supervisor to complete the Learning Agreement.
  • View SMART Goals YouTube video
  • Check your progress with the Student Work Experience Checklist
  • Make sure to complete Canvas Sexual Harassment Prevention Training by the withdrawal deadline.
  • Follow Instructions from the Work Experience Instructor to complete the course
  • Check your email often
  • Respond to all requests from your Work Experience instructor on a timely manner


Important Forms & Resources: 

Summer 2024 Courses 

*Please use these forms ONLY FOR SUMMER COURSES* 

  • Student Handbook: Outlines the program requirements, responsibilities, and expectations. 

  • Application (Summer 2024) : Initial application for participation in Work Experience courses. Completed and submitted online by student as initial step in participating in Work Experience courses and is emailed to instructor and Work Experience Coordinator

  • Employer Agreement (Summer 2024): Complete and submitted online by the Site Supervisor of the student and automatically emailed to WE instructor and WE Coordinator.  

  • Student Work Experience Checklist: Check your progress with this checklist to make sure all forms are submitted and on track 

  • Learning Agreement (Summer 2024) : Includes learning objectives and must be signed student, instructor, and worksite/supervisor. Includes three measurable job-oriented learning objectives.

  • Cumulative Work Record (Summer 2024): Utilized throughout the semester and completed by the student. Completed by the student and submitted online. 

  • Final Evaluation (Summer 2024): Evaluation of the student with their worksite/supervisor and instructor to determine if objectives were met and provide feedback on work performance. To be completed by both Student AND Site Supervisor- Same link, 2 submissions

  • Unpaid Work Experience Volunteer Form: Only required of students working in an ON- CAMPUS department in an UNPAID position. 

  • Student Work Experience Post Survey (Summer 2024) : Please complete before end of the semester.

  • Site Supervisor/Employer Work Experience Survey (Summer 2024):  Optional but Highly Encouraged! 

Summer 2024 Courses:




#WE Hours



Start Date

End Date

Class #

Instructor Email

EXSC 270


60 Unpaid | 75 Paid

Kelly Morelewski





BUSE 270


120 Unpaid | 150 Paid

Alex Ortega





BUSE 270


180 Unpaid | 225 Paid

Alex Ortega





BUSE 270


240 Unpaid | 300 Paid

Alex Ortega





FIPT 270 


60 Unpaid | 75 Paid

James Gillespie 






Fall 2024 Work Experience Online Forms:

Coming in July 2024! Stay tuned! 


Adjunct Work Experience Coordinator:

Kyoka Hashimoto  |  | 858-774-3038

Associate Dean, Claudia Estrada-Howell | | 619-388-7392