Overview and Benefits

Service Learning is a teaching-learning method that integrates community engagement into the curriculum. Some benefits include:

  • Participation in real-world applications of your academic area
  • Development of civic responsibility
  • Development of leadership skills and self-esteem
  • Awareness of community needs
  • Opportunities to experience diversity

Independent Service Learning Courses

  • SLN 2010 Service-Learning Internship I - (1 credit) Minimum 32 service hours
  • SLN 2020 Service-Learning Internship II – (2 credits) Minimum 64 service hours 
  • SLN 2030 Service-Learning Internship III – (3 credits) Minimum 96 service hours

In this independent service-learning course, students complete a service experience in an entry-level position or a service project within an organizational setting under supervision. Students establish essential performance and service-learning goals and apply course content in a practical setting to achieve course goals. Additionally, students reflect on their service experience, civic responsibility and enhance their professional skills in the workplace. Internships are non-paid positions. Internship sites are either selected from placements offered by the Service-Learning Office or proposed by the student. All placements must be approved by the Service-Learning Director prior to course registration.

Independent Service Learning Projects

These are independent service projects that students can volunteer to participate in at the college or within the community. These projects help develop civic responsibility, community awareness and professional skills.

Volunteer Income tax Assistance Program- Spring Annually: Participants are trained and prepare income tax returns for community members. (Also available for credit as ACC2230- 3 credits.)