CBL is a community-based, hands-on experience where students use the community as an extension of the classroom for the purpose of learning about the community and careers. Participation in the program will include an academic program and a partnership with interested community members or organizations. Students are required to attend class and spend an agreed upon number of hours at a work site.
Students develop an oral presentation, a project for an end-of-the-year presentation, create a career portfolio, participate in discussions, and keep a journal of concerns and questions regarding their experience at the community site. Students can earn up to one credit through CBL.
Students obtain a community based learning experience that engages the community, as an extension of the classroom, for the purpose of career exploration and training. Assessment is through journal writing, work-site supervisor assessments, phone assessments, portfolio, projects and final presentation. Students should know the career area they want to explore and have a community contact. Credit is based on classroom hours and the amount of time a student devotes to the community partnership. A minimum of 45 hours must be logged in the classroom and a minimum of 15 work site hours for a maximum of ½ credit.