Cooperative Work Experience

David Bird, CWE Coordinator, (541) 917-4778,

Lena Carr, CWE Program Assistant, (541) 917-4787,

Office Hours: (Call Lena if you need to make arrangements outside of normal business hours)

    Monday - 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Tuesday to Friday - 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Upcoming LBCC Closure Dates:  November 11, 26 & 27

    December 24-31; January 1, 18; February 15; April 12; May 30; June 24

Cooperative Work Experience is an instructional program providing opportunity for students enrolled in LBCC programs to earn up to 12 credit hours of college credit for what they learn on the job.

CWE 280/WE1.280 Cooperative Work Experience is a course that allows the student to work at a job that closely parallels his or her field of study while enrolled in school.

Through work experience, the student may test interest in and suitability for an occupation while learning, being exposed to work methods not taught in the classroom and having access to equipment not normally available in the college laboratory. The student is prepared for the ever-changing needs in industry, government and service agencies, making the transition from school to work under the guidance of a CWE Faculty Coordinator.

Certain programs require that students enroll in a (1) one credit CWE Seminar during their first term of CWE.  The CWE Seminar curriculum includes assignments on job search and job success.

Students interested in building Cooperative Work Experience into a program at LBCC should discuss it with their major area instructors and the CWE Faculty Coordinator to plan the best term for registration and to allow ample time for locating a training station.

CWE Forms:

 Some of the above forms are in "PDF" format and require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software (version 5.0 or higher) to view and print. Download the newest version of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software here.

Cooperative Work Experience and Service Learning are located in the Career and Counseling Center, Takena Hall, 101, please call (541) 917-4787 or email for more information.