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Work Experience and Occupational Training

Four courses in Workforce Education and Development are designed to provide course credit for past work experience or occupational study in accredited and selected other programs.

WED 258 Work Experience:  Credit granted for past work experience while employed in business, industry, labor, government service or military organizations.  Credit determined by departmental evaluation. Prerequisite: Completion of 12 semester hours of Workforce Education and Development courses with C or better.

WED 259 Occupational Training:  Credit for documented occupational study in accredited and selected other programs.  Credit determined by departmental evaluation. Prerequisite: Completion of 12 semester hours of Workforce Education and Development courses with C or better.

WED 358 Work Experience:: Credit is awarded for work experience that demonstrates an individual's increased value to the employer through promotion, in-service training, assumed supervisory and/or increased technical responsibilities and years of employment. The credit is awarded for documented (past) work experience. Credit determined by departmental assessment of prior work experience. Restriction: Completion of 12 semester hours of Workforce Education and Development courses with C or better. This course qualifies as SIUC Senior Institution credit.

WED 359 Occupational Training: Credit is awarded for all formal training beyond high school provided by "other than accredited educational institutions, that is, corporate, apprenticeship proprietary, government, military or volunteer organizations or non-accredited proprietary vocational-technical schools." The training offered by each of the organizations is recognized by an outside professional association(s) or accrediting body or bodies. WED 359 credit can be awarded for either pre-service or in-service training received by the student. Credit determined by departmental assessment of prior learning. Restriction: Completion of 12 semester hours of WED courses with C or better. This course qualifies for SIUC Senior institution credit.

Beginning Summer 2013, there were SIUC policy changes that affected levels of credit for Work Experience and Occupational Training. Additionally, there were WED program changes that affected total credit hours for the Technical Training/Professional electives (including Work Experience and Occupational Training credit) and the WED major courses.

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If you have any questions regarding your Work Experience and Occupational Training, please contact Dr. Liz Lentz-Hees at elhees@siu.edu