Work-Based Learning

A student meets with College advisors to plan work-based learning.

Work-Based Learning

Work-Based Learning is an academic program that integrates classroom study with practical work experience in business, education, industry, public service and community agencies. You will be given the opportunity to practice the theories and principles of your program of study in a real-world environment.


The Work-Based Learning work experience occurs concurrently with academic studies, may be paid or unpaid, and awards academic credit. A maximum of six credit hours may be earned through the Work-Based Learning program. One credit hour equals 160 hours of work experience per semester. Credit is awarded based on evaluations and assignments from your supervisor at work, faculty advisor and the Work-Based Learning Coordinator.


For many Mitchell students, Work-Based Learning provides an extra means of financial support. To participate, you must have completed all developmental course work, have a minimum 2.0 GPA and have successfully completed at least nine semester hours of college-level work in your program of study. Work-Based Learning opportunities are available in the following Associate in Applied Science programs:


  • Accounting

  • Business Administration

  • Computer Information Technology

  • Criminal Justice Technology

  • Dietetic Technician

  • Electronic Engineering Technology

  • General Office Technology

  • Human Services Technology

  • Mechanical Engineering Technology

  • Office Administration


For more information on how to participate as a Work-Based Learning student or employer, contact the office of the Vice President for Instruction at (704) 878-3264.