Work-Based Learning

Work-based learning student with community partner

Work-Based Learning Internships

Work-Based Learning is an academic program that integrates classroom study with practical work experience in business, education, industry, public service and community agencies. You will be given the opportunity to practice the theories and principles of your program of study in a real-world environment. For many Mitchell students, WBL provides an extra means of financial support.

The Work-Based Learning Internship work experience occurs concurrently with academic studies, may be paid or unpaid, and awards academic credit. One credit hour equals 160 hours of work experience per semester or term. Credit is awarded based on students performance evaluations and assignments from your supervisor at work, faculty advisor and the Work-Based Learning Coordinator.

Students interested in participating must have completed all developmental course work, have a minimum 2.0 GPA and have successfully completed at least nine semester hours of college-level work in their program of study. Work-Based Learning opportunities are available in the following Associate in Applied Science programs:

Accounting

Agribusiness Systems Technology

Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology

Criminal Justice Technology

Culinary Arts

Dietetic Tech

Electrical Systems Technology

General Occupation Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Welding Technology

 

For more information on how to participate as a Work-Based Learning student or employer, contact:

Kelly Pardue
Coordinator of Career Services & WBL Internships
(704) 878-4263
kpardue@mitchellcc.edu