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Work Experience


  • An elective course for juniors and seniors who have a part-time job.
  • A unique program that is designed to link the school curriculum (WE class) with the world of  work (your job).
  • Students in the program earn high school credit by attending a weekly class that teaches job skills, habits, and attitudes conducive to employment success.
  • A program that assists students to choose a career wisely, prepare for full-time employment suited to their abilities and interests, and learn to work with others in successful and rewarding ways.



       A student must:

  • Be a junior or senior
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA
  • Have good attendance at school
  • Be enrolled in four district classes
  • Be employed at a work site where at least minimum wage is paid and deductions are taken
  • Covered by Workers’ Compensation by the Employer



  • A student in Work Experience can:
  • Earn school credit for working.
  • Earn money while learning. A WE student can work a maximum of 32 hours per week.
  • Learn knowledge, skills, work habits and attitudes necessary for successful job performance.
  • Develop a sense of responsibility and self reliance through supervised, paid employment experiences.
  • Earn one unit of Shasta College credit if he/she meets the requirements



  • Enroll in Outside Work Experience:
    • OWE (8000) = 1 PERIOD
    • OWE 2 (8005) = 2 PERIODS
  • Complete the required Work Experience forms that will be given to you by your instructor.
  • Attend the Work Experience class once a week and complete class assignments.
  • Submit weekly time cards signed by the work site supervisor verifying hours worked.
  • Average at least 10 to 20 hours of work per week



  • Labor Laws for Minors
  • Occupational Safety Training
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Payroll Deductions and Pay Stubs
  • Income Taxes
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Career Exploration
  • Employment Skills
  • Economic Awareness
  • How to Properly Leave a Job
  • And more…

For more information about the Work Experience Education Program, please contact:

Melissa Ray


530-241-4161 ext. 15313