Service Learning Courses

Enjoy serving your community and get out of the classroom.

Earn credit outside the classroom. With service-learning courses, you'll make learning an adventure, experience the real world, serve your community, help others, have fun and still get credit. More cool benefits:

  • Learn by doing
  • Serve your community
  • Experience citizenship
  • Improve self-confidence
  • Connect with community issues
  • Improve personal skills
  • Expand network opportunities
  • Build your resume. (Employers like to see you are more than a GPA.)

How it works

Service-learning classes are classes without borders. You enroll in them the same as with other MCC classes. Examples of service learning include:

  • Biology: work with a local wildlife preserve to help clean up a waterway and study first hand how plants, animals, and ecosystems are affected by human activity.
  • Theater: work behind the scenes at a city theater and with staff on costumes, lighting, sound design and acting.
  • Accounting: help area residents prepare and file taxes during tax season.

Service options

  1. Do it in class: integrated class: For this course, the service you do is like a homework assignment: You and your classmates complete at least 15 hours of service as part of your class. Your instructor assigns a journal, paper, or other assignment to see what you've learned.
  2. Do it on your own: component class: This stand-alone class (1 to 3-hour options) adds service experience to a course you are taking or extends the experience of the one you've finished. For every hour you take, you contribute 40 hours of community service and then share your experience in a journal, paper, or other assignment. You work on your own and at your own pace.

Frequently asked questions