Students are able to obtain a service-learning endorsement on their official transcripts at KCC. There are several classes in a wide variety of subjects that include service-learning endorsements.
- Service-Learning is applying classroom skills and knowledge into serving and volunteering within the community for at least 15 hours throughout the semester for a class.
- It combines service to the community with academic objectives that equally benefit the community and the student, allowing students to solidify concepts taught in the classroom and positively impact society through their actions.
KCC students graduating with an Associate in Agricultural Science, Arts, Science, General Studies, Global and International Studies, Elementary Education or Criminal Justice are required to complete a service-learning experience. Talk with your academic advisor or the service-learning manager for more information about graduation requirements.
For an overview of how service-learning works and how to get started, check out our brochure:
How can you earn a service-learning endorsement? Check out this video for some options.
Once you have chosen a class, view our informational flier for suggestions on different places to serve:
Check the box labeled “Service-Learning Section” in the KRIS course search system or look for sections designated “service-learning option” or “service-learning requirement” under the class notes section. Not every section of the courses listed below offers a service-learning opportunity; please go through the KRIS system to make sure that the section you have registered for offers a service-learning endorsement. In order for a course to be designated a service-learning endorsed course, the instructor must go through service-learning endorsement training and request their section be listed as a service-learning experience.
To find a course where you can gain the service-learning endorsement click the “service-learning section” box when searching or registering for your classes. This will pull up all courses that will provide you the opportunity to receive the endorsement. If you can’t find a course that offers SL as an option you can take one of three SERV courses listed below.
*SERV-200 is a three-credit course dedicated to the history, goals and practical application of service learning, which meets the global awareness general education requirement. Students complete at least 24 hours of service in this course. Check out the video to hear about alumnus Thomas Graham’s SERV 200 experience.
**SERV-299 is a service learning dedicated course. The course gives KCC students the opportunity to give back to our community by serving 100 hours to help create capacity for other students to serve. This course provides students with the opportunity to gain field experience within the nonprofit sector to help develop opportunities for other KCC students while learning about community need. Check out the video to hear about alumnus Albert Hum’s SERV 299 experience. Students interested in this course need to receive prior permission. If you are interested please contact Kate Coplin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 269-965-3931 ext. 2211.