Course Credits for Work

Earning Jobs Credit For Electives

If you are a current CCU student in the College of Undergraduate Studies, you can apply to earn elective credits by working a minimum of 225 hours in a 16-week period (or less) in a W-2 qualified job. This job may be attained on your own or through EMS, but must be approved by EMS. The JOBS credit is a 12-month rolling start program, meaning that you can start your "JOBS class" at any point during the year.

You may earn up to a total of 24 "JOBS" elective credits for your major. You will need to sign up and submit the paperwork for each three-credit "JOBS" course; this must be submitted to and approved by EMS prior to accumulating work hours for credit.

Steps to Earn "Jobs" Credit

  • Apply
    Email the EMS Director Sharon Kitzmiller at to begin the process of earning course credit and to get answers to your questions.
  • Work
    Work a minimum of 225 hours in the EMS-approved position over the course of 16 weeks (or less). Log all of your work hours until you reach 225 hours — without exceeding the 16-week timeframe. This log is for you and your supervisor. EMS does not need to see your tracked hours.
  • Earn Credit

    One week before you reach 225 hours, contact Sharon Kitzmiller to confirm when you will complete your hours.

    Sharon will email you a form to give to your supervisor. Have your supervisor validate that you completed your 225 hours, then sign and email the completed form to Sharon Kitzmiller. This form must be emailed no later than seven days past your end date for you to receive a PASS grade.

    If you finished your 225 hours and your supervisor sends the verification, you will receive a PASS grade and earn three "JOBS" elective credit hours toward your degree.


Each "JOBS" course job is excluded from tuition but you will need to pay a course fee for every three credits desired. The "JOBS" course credit rate may vary per semester. Be sure to look at current course fees for the College of Undergraduate Studies.


Grades are Pass/Fail and will be applied to the semester during which the 225 hours are started. A minimum of 225 hours of work must be completed over the course of 16 weeks (or less) to gain a PASS grade. Grades will be given after EMS receives confirmation of total hours during the 16 weeks. If you are fired or if you quit this job prior to the 225 hours being completed, you will receive a FAIL grade.


You must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 "in-class" credits to receive any scholarship toward your tuition. If you choose to take a semester off to work, your scholarship money will be placed on a temporary hold, then will be reinstated for the following academic start date.

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