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Service Learning - Courses
What Courses do I take?
Pierce College offers two service-learning classes:
Service-Learning 1 is an introduction to community service emphasizing the academics while nurturing a sense of social responsibility, ethics of service, and civic skills in students. The course includes an orientation meeting, on-line exercises, 18 hours of volunteer service with an eligible public agency or nonprofit charity, participation in a reflection session, and submittal of a short structured reflection paper. Students completing this class receive one unit of CSU-transferable credit.
Service-Learning 2 is a field work activity course. Similar to the introductory Service-Learning 1 course, this class also nurtures a sense of social responsibility, ethics of service and civic skills in students. However, Service-Learning 2 students enjoy more time engaged in providing hands-on assistance to the community. Service-Learning 2 includes an orientation meeting, 48 hours of volunteer service with an eligible public agency or nonprofit charity, and submittal of a short, structured reflection paper. This popular class also provides one-unit of CSU-transferable credit.
How do I enroll?
Review the class offerings in the Schedule of Classes and enroll online in your preferred Service-Learning section. Many students decide to enroll in Service-Learning 1 (Introduction to Service-Learning) when first becoming involved with this opportunity. However, the two courses are not sequential and students may take Service-Learning 2 without completing Service-Learning 1. Please be aware that enrollment in Service-Learning 1 is limited to one semester. Service-Learning 2 may be taken four times during your Pierce academic career for a total of four semesters/units.