Work-Based Learning and Placement
Student’s Academic Requirement for Work-Based Learning Course
- Must have 2.0 overall grade point average (GPA) or must receive WBL departmental approval and maintain that GPA while participating.
- Must meet the eligibility requirements for WBL in your curriculum area and be recommended for WBL.
- Must work a minimum of 160 hours to receive 1 credit hour or 320 hours to receive 2 credit hours toward fulfilling your graduation requirements.
- Must have completed 9 credit hours or departmental approval.
Benefits to the Students
- Build job qualifications for future employment
- Earn college credit while working
- Increase self-confidence
- Reaffirm career choices
- Boost GPA
- Obtain financial support
- Gain professional experience
- Network with prospective employers
Benefits for Employer
- Introduces students to your company policies, work ethic, requirements and operation.
- Gives you the chance to evaluate prospective employee’s aptitudes and capabilities before making a long-term commitment.
- Frees professional personnel for more creative and responsible decision making functions.
- Saves on personnel recruitment costs.
- Develops students who become ambassadors for your company.
- Presents the opportunity for industry to become a partner in the educational process.
- Interview and select appropriate WBL student for the company.
- Provide opportunity for WBL student to perform practical jobs or tasks
related to their academic major or career interests.
- Provide supervision of student at the work site.
- Provide job description to student.
- Permit faculty and/or WBL Representative to conduct several on-site
visits with student and their supervisor.
Programs eligible for WBL
A/C, Heating and Refrigeration
Automotive Service Technician
Computer Programming/ Computer Information
Criminal Justice Technology/Latent Evidence
Early Childhood Associate
Electrical Systems Technology
General Occupational Technology
Human Resources Management
Information Systems Security
Industrial Systems Technology
Legal Office Administration
Medical Office Administration
Medical Office Administration
Veterinary Medical Technology
The work based learning experience is an integral component of the student’s education, which supplements academic knowledge with personal growth and professional development. This work experience is related to the student’s major field of study and allows students to earn college credit while working. Work Based Learning classes are listed as electives in most academic programs. WBL opportunities may be paid positions or performed on a volunteer basis.
You may register for WBL Classes any time during the semester. To get the process started, please print out and complete the following application packet and contact our office for an appointment. Once registered and orientation is complete, please print out provided booklet and mid semester evaluation.
- Application Packet for WBL class
- Mid Semester Evaluation
- Automotive WBL #1 Booklet
- Dietetic Workbook
- WBL Workbook
Job opening information and other useful resources are posted on College Central Network. A sampling of job openings are posted on a job board located between the bookstore and Linda’s Campus Café in the Myers Center of the Dallas campus. Websites of area agencies are accessed frequently for current job opportunities and made available for students to review.
Missy Fox, Work-Based Learning and Placement Specialist
Joy Morrow, Work-Based Learning and Placement Job Developer/Coordinator
Kimberly Wyont, Director – Educational Partnerships
Sheila Forgione, Secretary, Educational Partnerships