Service Learning Program

Oceanside, Building 3300: 760.795.6616

The Service Learning Program partners academic instruction with community service. Each semester approximately 60 courses at MiraCosta offer a service component. Students work with their instructors and the Service Learning and Volunteer Center to find meaningful service opportunities in the community that relate to what they are learning in the classroom. MiraCosta's community service placements include youth programs, conservation efforts, homeless and hunger programs, senior services, and literacy programs as well as opportunities within public schools.

Through these community placements, students apply classroom knowledge to everyday situations and real problems. They gain practical experience that can help them explore or confirm possible career choices while earning documented work experience. In addition, students who participate in service learning discover the value of contributing to their community. For more information about the program, including its courses and community partners, students should visit the program's website.