Co-Op Ed. Work Experience/Employment

​​​​​​Cooperative Education Work Experience

the Cooperative Education Work Experience Program

 Work Experience Application (PDF) | Objectives Worksheet (PDF)

Evergreen Valley College's unique Cooperative Education Work Experience Program pairs employers and educators with students to help them acquire the skills necessary for a successful career in today's business environment. The wide participation of local business, industry, and community organizations is reflected in its success.

In Co-Op Ed. Work Experience classes, students gain experience with the latest techniques, procedures, and equipment used in community agencies and businesses, making class work more functional and relevant. In addition to receiving credit towards their certificate or degree, students often experience increased on-the-job visibility, earn additional responsibilities and gain new opportunities. Students are assisted by the Co-Op Ed. Work Experience Coordinator who monitors progress and helps bridge the gap between these learning opportunities and the realities of work.​

Co-Op Ed. Work Experience is open to students in all majors. To be eligible, students must be employed in a paid or volunteer position and, under the guidance of a participating first line supervisor, assume new or expanded job duties. 

At the beginning of each semester, students develop Learning Objectives for new learning experiences with coaching from the Co-Op Ed. Work Experience Coordinator. The coordinator works with both the student and employer during the semester to monitor progress and assist as needed. At the end of the semester the immediate supervisor evaluates the student's performance regarding the Learning objectives and submits a performance appraisal review to the college. This review, in addition to student work and the evaluation made by the coordinator determines the final grade.


General Work Experience Units

1-3 units per semester Repeatable for a maximum of 6 units

Hours Required: 

Paid work hours required: 75 total hours 5 hrs./week = 1 unit

Volunteer hours required: 60 total hours 4 hrs./week=1 unit


Occupational Work Experience Units

1-4 units per semester Repeatable for a maximum of 16 units

Paid work hours required: 75 total hours 5 hrs./week = 1 unit

Volunteer hours required: 60 total hours 4 hrs./week=1 unit

Evergreen Valley College's Work Experience is helpful for students wishing to pursue an active career while in college as well as those who want a successful career in the future, after college. Placement assistance is available, but ultimately the student is responsible for securing a paid or unpaid position.


  • Build your resume; secure references.

  • Gain a competitive edge in career advancement.

  • Learn valuable job skills.

  • Units count as electives and Transfer to CSU only

  • It is a Letter Grade


General Work Experience Education

General Work Experience Education is supervised employment which is intended to assist students in acquiring desirable work habits, attitudes and career awareness. The work experience does not need to be major related to the students' educational goals.

General Areas of Study:

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • English
  • French
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Science
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

Occupational Work Experience

Occupational Work Experience Education is supervised employment extending classroom based occupational learning at an on-the-job learning station relating to the students' educational or occupational goal.

  • Occupational Areas of Study:

  • Accounting

  • Administration of Justice

  • Automotive


  • Business Information Studies

  • Business

  • Family Consumer Studies

  • Legal Assistant


Students must have an immediate supervisor willing to work with them on learning new skills, take on new responsibilities or cross train. Supervisor must complete a final evaluation on the learning objectives, validate total hours worked and meet with Faculty/Coordinator.

EVC Virtual Employer Posting Site recruitment of students

Evergreen Valley College has now an exclusive job posting system powered by College Central which provides our students with the following resources: resume and portfolio builders, job search advice, events calendar and job fair information. Employers are now able to post their employment opportunities online through this system. College Central​

Students under 18 years of age request a Work Permit from: 
Graduating High School or High School District
 EDD Employment Development Department




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Almaden Pediatrics

Our busy pediatric practice is seeking an organized, hard-working front office assistant who is detail oriented and has a positive, friendly personality.  This is a Part Time position (Approximately 25 hours a week) with hours between 8:30 and 5:30, Monday through Friday, 2 Saturday mornings/month on average and occasional holidays.

Important Qualities

  • Willingness to to work some (but not all) Saturday mornings is a MUST (Generally 8am-11am)

  • Flexibility and availability is a plus 

  • Willing to work at either of our two offices: Morgan Hill and Almaden

  • You will need to go to San Francisco for a two day of training


The ideal candidate should meet the following criteria:

• Exceptional verbal and interpersonal skills

• Highly motivated customer service focused person

• Ability to multitask and perform well under pressure

• Maintain excellent attendance record with demonstrated reliability

• Ability to work independently and as a team player

• Energetic, enthusiastic and punctual

• Must be able to lift 30 pounds

Duties will include, but not be limited to:

• Greeting patients and answering phones

• Managing the flow of patient appointments

• Confirm appointments

• Prepare charts for next day appointments; filing/scanning forms in advance

• Checking patients out after their appointments

Manage incoming and outgoing medical records

Assistance in submitting claims

Manage and ordering office supplies

Pay $18-$20/hr. based on experience. 

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Contact Info:

Janina Espinoza
EVC Co-Op Ed. Work Experience/Employment Coordinator

Location: SC-201

For Job postings or recruitment inquires.


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