Work-Based Learning

Student Benefits


Work Based Learning (WBL) Benefits for Students

Southwestern college happy students looking into the camera who are enrolled in the work based learning program
  • Academic credit
  • Better Resumes (Resumes that have actual work experience on them)
  • Evaluation of career choices
  • Future job contacts
  • Real-life work experience
Students will have demonstrated "employability" skills.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Be enrolled in a curriculum program offering Work-Based Learning
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Have completed 9 semester hours in a diploma program
  • Have a faculty recommendation

Enrollment Process
  • Attend a WBL orientation
  • Complete WBL application forms
  • Contact the WBL office for anWBL information overview (828.339.4482, r_russell[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu)
  • Discuss WBL with an advisor/faculty member
  • Find an employer.  Get an approved vendor list from the WBL office or find an employer who meets the WBL criteria
  • Get a Google email from the employer (This is necessary as the SCC WBL program uses Google Sheets)
  • Get appropriate insurance from SCC (Toni Holland) and bring copies to WBL coordinator
  • Get employer information to a WBL coordinator
  • Register and pay for WBL
WBL Overview and Needed Actions That Have To be Accomplished Before Class Starts

Student Work Based Learning Google Sheets Overview

Participating Academic Programs

Contact Christy Wyatt, Work-Based Learning Coordinator, for more information on participating in a Work-Based Learning program at 828-339-4482 or c_wyatt[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu.