This program is available for numerous PCC courses, including Medical Office Administration, Office Administration, Agribusiness, Criminal Justice, Digital Effects and Animation, Human Service, Healthcare Management, Industrial Systems, Mechatronics Engineering, Electrical Power Production
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
- 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
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
- Spring and Fall: 20 hours per week for 16 weeks
- Summer: 40 hours per week for 8 weeks
- 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.
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.