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Service Learning

The Service Learning program is designed to promote and foster student engagement by connecting students to communities through a required service experience.

What is Service Learning?

The Service Learning program is designed to promote and foster student engagement by connecting students to communities through a required service experience. Service Learning is provided by developing partnerships between academia and local community organizations to offer students service experience, which enhances the student's overall learning and academic experience, while increasing community awareness. The partnership is mutually beneficial for both the student(s) and the community.


How does it work?

Students who begin taking classes at NCTC in the fall semester of 2017 will be required to complete a Service Learning experience in order to become eligible for graduation from any Associates Degree program.

The Service Learning experience will be comprised of a cumulated eight hours of volunteer service with an approved agency, institution, or non-profit organization. In addition, the student will be required to submit a paper reflecting on the Service Learning experience to a faculty member for evaluation.


Mission, Vision & Goals

Mission

Support and promote student success and engagement through curricular community service to enhance student’s civic responsibility and personal growth while providing a positive impact on the community.

Goals

  • Enhance student learning through practical experiences in the local community
  • Enable students to provide needed assistance to community partners
  • Provide a positive impact on the community, students, and college