Benefits to you, as a student:

  • Graduate with both a degree and job experience
  • Gain career-specific skills for your future job
  • Develop a professional network for job references  
  • Develop job search skills like resume building, interviewing techniques, and networking
  • Apply classroom knowledge to a real-world working experience

How to Enroll

Talk with your advisor if you are enrolled in a program noted above. Then, if you meet the guidelines, fill out the application by:

  • Spring Semester WBL Experience: October 1
  • Summer Semester WBL Experience: March 1
  • Fall Semester WBL Experience: May 1

WBL 111, WBL 112, and WBL 115 Criteria

  • Enroll in a program with a WBL requirement
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher
  • Complete a minimum of 24 credit hours (required before WBL your experience)
  • Refer to your program’s course sequence guide for WBL registration timeline

WBL 3100 Criteria

  • Register for a 96-hour or more continuing education course
  • Complete at least 48 hours of the course

General Information

Required hours are based on course number and the semester length. This is a pass/fail course based on your completion of necessary documentation and hours.

WBL 111 – A total of 160 hours per semester

  • Spring and Fall: 10 hours per week for 16 weeks
  • Summer: 20 hours per week for 8 weeks
WBL 112 – A total of 320 hours per semester

  • Spring and Fall: 20 hours per week for 16 weeks
  • Summer: 40 hours per week for 8 weeks
WBL 115 – A total of 16 hours per semester

  • Students and advisor will meet once a week for an hour to discuss WBL experience
  • WBL 115 is designed to connect work-based learning experiences to classroom knowledge

WBL 3100- A minimum of 20 hours per WBL course.

  • WBL experiences vary on work time requirements. Some placements may require up to 120 hours of work.

FAQ’s

How do I register for the WBL course?

  • You will register for your program’s WBL through WebAdvisor. After you register, submit an application to the work-based learning coordinator for approval.

When should I take my WBL course?

  • Consult with you faculty advisor and review your program’s course worksheet to see a suggested timeline.

Can my current job qualify as my WBL placement?

  • Your faculty advisor can approve your job as a WBL placement if it matches the course’s criteria.

Will I get paid during my work-based learning placement?

  • Work-based learning placements do not guarantee a salary. Please consult with you faculty advisor and work-based learning coordinator for more information.

What if I do not complete my hours during the semester?

  • If you do not complete your hours, you will receive an incomplete. You will have until the following semester to complete the hours before receiving a failing grade. 

Why do I have to register for two WBL courses?

  • WBL 111 and 112 are the course numbers for the internship. WBL 115 is a class that meets once a week to discuss the placement. Consult with your faculty advisor and review your program’s course worksheet to review which courses are required for your degree.

What hours and days will I work?

  • Your schedule will be determined during your first day with your employer.

Contact

Kimberly Bowen
Coordinator, Work Based Learning
kimberly.bowen@piedmontcc.edu
(336) 322-2245 | E143