|Diploma and Transcript Distinctions
Service-learning courses and the required service hours in those courses
will be transcripted in two ways:
- First, all service-learning courses will be indicated as such on
a student transcript.
- Second, the transcript will indicate the total number of service-learning
hours (civic engagement) completed by the student. This is not credit
hours, but actual service hours logged from each service-learning course
taken where the student has completed all of the service hours required
and has passed the course.
Students will have the opportunity to receive a diploma distinction
for having completed 200 service-learning hours while at MCC.
For most students, achievement of this distinction will require approximately
30 credit hours of service-learning courses. There are, however, some
3-credit courses such as CRJ 211 and SVL 101 that have 135 service hours
required for successful completion. These courses would provide an intensive
option to receiving the diploma distinction. To obtain credit for service
hours, a student must complete all required service hours in the course
and pass the course with a 2.0 or higher.
Benefits of this transcript enhancement and diploma distinction are:
- Student employability is improved because these are excellent indicators
to employers that this student has civic experience throughout her or
- Student transferability is improved because these are excellent indicators
to transfer colleges that this student has civic experience throughout
his or her coursework.
- The above-mentioned enhancements will prompt questions from employers
and transfer colleges and provide an opportunity for the student to
present her or his service-learning portfolio of civic engagement.
- This distinction is emblematic of the accomplishments of the student
while they were at Monroe Community College