College and Community
Service learning is a form of experiential education that partners academic instruction with community service. Students learn through participation in thoughtfully organized service activities that are course relevant and meet actual community needs.
Each semester approximately 60 courses at MiraCosta offer a service component either as an option or a requirement. Students are placed in a variety of non-profit organizations and public schools where they provide support services. These placements allow students to apply course theory in real world settings while making valuable community contributions.
Get off to a great start this semester in your service learning course by watching our new online workshop: "Preparing for a Successful Service Learning Experience". This workshop will give you tips on how to prepare for entering a new workplace, how to effectively communicate with your service learning site supervisors, and how to contribute to the agency in a way that allows you to leave with outstanding recommendations.
Congratulations to MiraCosta College for being named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities. The Honor Roll is recognition from the highest levels of the federal government for commitment to service and civic engagement.
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