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Work Based Learning: Fun as You Learn and Earn!

Volunteer State Community College began the Work Based Learning (WBL) Program in Fall Semester 2017 and has expanded to sixteen courses representing all academic divisions including Business and Technology, Health Sciences, Humanities, Math and Science, Nursing, and Social Science and Education. Work Based Learning is a course based, credit bearing, experiential education opportunity offering students “real world” experience in an off-campus business setting in the student’s career/academic program preference. Eligible students to participate in a WBL course must possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0/4.0 scale, a minimum grade point average in their academic program of 2.5/4.0 scale, be approximately 50% (30 credit hours) completed in their degree program, and work with Dr. Rick Parrent to be approved for course registration. Students register for a WBL course and work off-campus during a semester gaining valuable industry experience/awareness as well as career readi