No, OWE does not assist students with finding jobs. You must already be employed, either paid or unpaid, in order to apply for OWE. However, you may want to check out Delta College’s Workforce Development Center for help in job postings, resume writing, and interview tutoring.
OWE Program FAQs
Most jobs qualify for OWE whether paid or unpaid/volunteer and you must be enrolled in a course related to your employment. This class can be taken concurrently or have been taken in the previous semester. Please refer to the OWE Program Areas to make sure we offer OWE in your field of employment.
Yes. Unpaid/volunteer work qualifies for OWE as long as you can substantiate the required work hours for the units you request.
No. You must have a work supervisor to participate in this program.
Yes. Once your application has been accepted, a Delta College instructor will be assigned to oversee your progress during the program. The instructor will contact you early in the program to review your Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) and assist you in modifying them as needed. Your OWE instructor will also contact your employer during the semester to check on your learning objectives progress.
Your work supervisor is required to do the following:
- Review, approve, and sign all of your OWE reports prior to submission.
- Meet (via phone or Zoom) with your OWE instructor to review your SLO progress.
Yes. You are required to submit five reports during the course of the semester as follows:
- Student Learning Objectives (SLOs)
- SLO Report #1
- SLO Report #2
- SLO Report #3
- Employer Evaluation
These reports are usually due one month apart by a specific date and time. In order to receive a PASS for this course, you must submit all reports on time, which also need to be signed by your work supervisor.
OWE can benefit students who want to enhance their job skills by setting goals (learning objectives) and reporting on those goals with measurable results. Developing job skills can lead to such things as promotion, salary increase, job satisfaction, and personal satisfaction just to name a few.
Yes. OWE units count toward full-time academic status.
You are allowed to apply for 1 to 4 OWE units per semester, with a maximum of 16 units for the program.
The OWE program is not limited by semester but by the number of units taken in a semester or by total number of units for the program.
No. Your related class can be taken concurrently or have been taken in the previous semester.
OWE units cost the same as all other Delta College units. Please refer to “Admissions, Tuition & Fees” for current unit cost.
No. Grading of OWE courses is generally Pass/No Pass. Since there are no points associated with the grading, it does not affect your GPA.
ONLY if Work Experience is a required course on the Degree or Certificate.
Units covered under internships related to certain OWE Program Areas are transferrable to the CSU system. Otherwise, you need to contact your school of interest to see if they accept Delta’s OWE units.
No. You may not reduce/increase the number of units originally requested since the OWE course code you are assigned is specifically linked to the number of units you request on your application.
You will receive a No Pass grade if your hours are not completed by the end of the semester. Please check with your employer before applying for this program to confirm that you will be able to work the hours required for the units you request.
You must notify the ASBT Division office immediately.
No. If there is a hold in your MyDelta due to unpaid fees or registration issues, you must first clear these issues before you can apply for OWE.