Work-Based Learning

Work-Based Learning is designed to give students enrolled in curriculum programs an opportunity to work on a job while completing their degrees. This combination of classroom instruction with practical/related work experience provides numerous benefits to participating students.

Work-Based Learning students work from one to three semesters in part-time or full-time jobs with employers approved by the College. Academic credit is earned for the learning gained during the Work-Based Learning work period. Students are contacted periodically by their Work-Based Learning instructor and/or their advisor and receive on-the-job supervision by the employer.

Eligibility Requirements

All students enrolled in programs that offer the option of Work-Based Learning for academic credit, and who have completed a minimum of two full-time academic semesters (at least 24 semester hours), are eligible to enter the Work-Based Learning program if they meet the following conditions:

  • Academic standing of at least a 2.0 GPA.
  • Approval from the Work-Based Learning instructor and faculty advisor.
  • Supervisor willing to direct the Work-Based Learning experience who is legitimately in charge of the student (this includes students who are owner/operators of a business).

Participating Programs

The following Wilson Community College programs currently participate in Work-Based Learning:

Accounting and Finance

Air Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration Technology

Automotive Systems Technology


Business Administration

Community Spanish Interpreter

Criminal Justice Technology

Culinary Arts

Interpreter Education

Medical Office Administration

Office Administration

Paralegal Technology


Interested students should complete the following application. If accepted, the faculty advisor will complete the Work-Based Learning approval form.

Application for Work-Based Learning




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