Jul 23, 2024  
Catawba Valley Community College 2019-2020 General Catalog 
Catawba Valley Community College 2019-2020 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Work-Based Learning Courses

Work-Based Learning (WBL) is designed to give students enrolled in many programs within the College a chance to work on a job while completing their degree. This combination of classroom instruction with practical/related work experience provides numerous benefits to participating students.

WBL students work one or more semesters in part-time or full time jobs related to their major. Academic credit is given for the knowledge gained during the work period. Students are assigned to a WBL faculty advisor and receive on-the-job training and supervision by the employers.

Admission to the Work-Based Learning program is based on academic performance and interest, not financial need. Employers select the students and determine salaries to be offered for their position; therefore, the college does not guarantee placement or pay for students eligible.

Eligibility. Students who are enrolled in programs offering WBL for academic credit and who have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at the college (unless otherwise specified by the Dean of each school) are eligible to participate if they meet the following conditions:

  1. Have a minimum 2.0 GPA;
  2. Obtain approval from the WBL Coordinator;
  3. Have approval of WBL Faculty Advisor;
  4. Follow program guidelines; and
  5. Abide by additional conditions specified in certain curriculum programs.

Application Procedure. Interested students should schedule an interview with the Work-Based Learning Coordinator. Students are selected on the basis of information obtained from their resume, college transcripts, and an interview regarding career goals. After students have been accepted into the program, the WBL Program Coordinator or Faculty Advisor will be responsible for locating and/or approving an appropriate work assignment.

Academic Credit. WBL students may earn one or more semester hours of work-based learning credit toward completion of diploma or degree requirements in approved curriculums. One credit hour equals 160 work hours during the semester.

Registration. Registration for WBL courses is restricted. Students will meet with the Work-Based Learning Coordinator to register for these courses.  Students will be registered for WBL courses with the suffix (A-Z) that corresponds to the program of study the student is registered in.

Students interested in Work-Based Learning are invited to contact the WBL Office, located in the Center for Workforce Connectivity and Talent Development. Information is also available through faculty advisors.

NOTE: WBL options are listed under each participating curriculum course schedule. The Work-Based Coordinator must enroll students in WBL classes (one exception WBL 110 ).

Suffix Table

Program Code Program Title Suffix
A25800A Accounting and Finance: Accounting A
A25800B Accounting and Finance: Financial Services B
A30100 Advertising and Graphic Design Y
D35100 Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Technology I
A60160 Automotive Systems Technology D
A25120 Business Administration E
A40160 Computer Engineering Technology F
A50210 Computer-Integrated Machining G
A55180 Criminal Justice Technology H
A5518C Criminal Justice Technology: Forensic Science
A25490 Entrepreneurship J
A40200 Electronics Engineering Technology K
A25490 General Occupational Technology Z
A45630 Health and Fitness Science M
A25200 Healthcare Management Technology N
A15240 Horticulture Technology O
A50240 Industrial Systems Technology P
A25590A Information Technology: Computer Programming And Development Q
A25590B Information Technology: Information Systems
A25590C Information Technology: Network Management
A25590D Information Technology: Systems Security
A25590E Information Technology: Web Administration and Design
A40320 Mechanical Engineering Technology R
A40350 Mechatronics Engineering Technology S
A25310 Medical Office Administration T
A45370 Office Administration U
A30280 Photographic Technology V
A15420 Turfgrass Management Technology W
A50420 Welding Technology X