- Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology AAS
- Applied Animal Science AAS
- Automation Engineering Technology AAS
- Biotechnology AAS
- Business Administration: General and Operations Management AAS
- Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology Diploma
- Computer Integrated Machining Diploma
- Cosmetology Diploma
- Criminal Justice Technology AAS
- Electrical Systems Technology AAS
- Facility Maintenance Technology Diploma
- Fire Protection Technology AAS
- Health and Fitness Science AAS
- Industrial Systems Technology AAS
- Information Technology AAS: Network Technician, Cyber Security, Programming and Web Development
- Medical Office Administration AAS
- Mission Critical Operations AAS: Information Technology, Operations Technology
- Office Administration AAS
- Plumbing Diploma
- Welding Technology Diploma
160 work hoursequals 1 credit hour
320 work hoursequals 2 credit hours
Work-based learning gives students the opportunity to use what they learn in the classroom on the job, while earning academic credit. Depending upon the employer, a student may or may not receive pay for working. More important than the pay is the opportunity to earn a positive reference for a résumé. Paid or unpaid, students will be expected to go to work every day as scheduled, dress appropriately, and show their ability to get along with clients, co-workers, and supervisors.
WBL is dependent upon the cooperation of employers and educators working with students to create realistic transitions from college to the workplace.
WBL Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible, the student must meet the following criteria:
- Receive approval from the discipline coordinator overseeing the student’s program of study
- Receive approval from the cooperating employer
- Have a minimum grade point average of 2.0
- Have earned a minimum of 9 credit hours in the appropriate program of study (with a minimum of 3 credit hours from the core within the major)
- Meet the eligibility requirements for WBL as set by the student’s program of study
- Submit a completed WBL application to the WBL Coordinator
Students already employed in their field of study may be able to earn credit through their employer, provided they meet the WBL eligibility requirements.
WBL can start any time during the semester, but the required hours must be met by the end of the semester.
Students are expected to adhere to all policies and procedures of CCC and the employer. Failure to do so may result in being withdrawn from the WBL course and assignment and/or earning a failing grade.
Why Work-Based Learning?
Don’t just take our word for how awesome Work-Based Learning is, let our students tell you about their experiences!
Erica Chariker T5 Data Center
This is a wonderful opportunity to get relevant work experience and college credit toward your degree. I think students and employers can benefit from work-based learning.
Keshia Cannova Pharmacy Technician
The biggest benefit was the hands-on experience. It made what you were learning in class become real and gave you a tasted of what the job will be like.
Lashay Sowell Broadcasting & Production Technology
I loved it! WBL gave me a chance to learn in a work environment that I’ve dreamed of.
Tracy Stewart Automation Engineering Technology
It gave me the opportunity to get my foot in the door and get experience, which is hard to do in today’s engineering field.
Work-Based Learning Coordinator
- (704) 669-4262
- B Building, Office 1040D
Director of Apprenticeships and Work-Based Learning
- (704) 669-4243
- B Building, Office 1040E