For students who are already getting paid to work a job, the Work Experience program at Lake Tahoe Community College offers the ability to earn academic credits for hours worked. This is an academic program with deadlines, assignments, measurable worksite objectives, and an interview-based written assignment.
The Work Experience program fosters professional growth. Students are encouraged to:
• Identify challenging objectives on the job
• Improve work relationships
• Increase their visibility
• Extend knowledge gained in the classroom to the workplace
• Utilize professional work habits
Work Experience students must attend the mandatory orientation. It is not necessary to meet with the instructor prior to orientation. RSVPs are recommended but not required. Please be on time to orientation. You may refer to the quarterly schedule for specific orientation dates. Register below:
The following academic units earned outline the hours worked:
The minimum number of hours a student must work within the quarter is 50 hours (this earns 1 academic credit) and if the minimum hours are not accomplished, the student will earn a failing grade.
- 50 hours per quarter = 1 unit
- 100 hours per quarter = 2 units
- 150 hours per quarter = 3 units
- 200 hours per quarter = 4 units
- 250 hours per quarter = 5 units
- 300 hours per quarter = 6 units
Students will receive their enrollment slip only after attending the mandatory orientation. Enrollment is in-person only and with instructor approval.
For professional development Work Experience & Internship Students are required to attend one 21st Century Skills Workshop and complete the assignment given. The Resume Workshop is optional.
21st Century Skills Go by Many Names:
Competencies, applied skills, cross-disciplinary skills, transferable skills, employability skills, and soft skills.
What They Are:
Knowledge, work habits, and character traits necessary to succeed in this rapidly changing world.
The Good News:
Just like any other subject, 21st Century Skills can be taught, practiced, and incorporated into everyone’s life.
Students are required to attend one Professional Development Workshop. RSVPs are recommended but not required. Please be on time to workshops. Register below:
Code of Conduct