Work-based Learning (WBL) integrates classroom study with hands-on experience. There are two types of WBL programs offered at the College: 

Internships are a short-term activity:

What are the benefits for students?

  • Provides professional experiences for marketability

  • Develops career contacts for networking purposes

  • Provides financial assistance, in some cases

  • Allows college credit to be earned

  • Avenue to permanent employment, in some cases

How do internships work?

  • Students will earn college credit for major-related work performance at the employer’s site

  • Typically takes the place of elective credit, and for each credit hour desired, 80 hours of work is required

  • Students will be registered for a CWE course

What are the requirements to participate?

  • Maintain at least a 2.5 GPA

  • Completed at least 12 curriculum credits

are a long-term activity:

How do apprenticeships work?

  • Provides on-the-job training

  • Provides job-related education (typically funded by the host company)

  • Provides a scalable wage

What are the requirements to participate?

  • Educational requirements are dictated by the employer

To apply, students need to print and complete the three page application and return it to the Workforce Solutions office.