Experience Based Learning

Productive and rewarding career choices are significantly influenced by hands-on experiences that complement what you learn in the classroom. Experience Based Learning (EBL 101) is a 3 credit course that allows MCC students to earn college credit while gaining experience in an area related to their future career goals. Often organizations and businesses require students to be enrolled and earning college credit to participate in an applied learning experience or internship program. EBL 101 is an avenue that can be utilized to satisfy that requirement.

Benefits of Experience Based Learning

  • Build work experience
  • Enhance your resume
  • Develop work-ready skills (that employers demand)
  • Strengthen your networking while...
  • Exploring, or reaffirming, your career choice

Some MCC programs require a co-op or apprentice course within the curriculum, for those that do not EBL 101 is an opportunity for a student to earn college credit for experience based learning.

EBL 101 Experience Based Learning

Participation guidelines:

  • The student is responsible for selecting an employer interested in supervising in either a paid or unpaid position for one semester, fall, spring, or summer.
  • The work experience must be related to the students' career interest(s).
  • The student should have completed a significant portion of his/hers undergraduate studies with a GPA of 2.0 or higher (a 1.999 GPA is not acceptable).
  • The student will be awarded three (3) elective credits upon successfully completing 112.5 hours of work experience.
  • This experience-based learning option may not be repeated for credit.
  • You are required to complete and sign an Experience Based Learning Agreement which contains the guidelines for receiving credit.