Service learning requirement begins this semester at KCC

Starting this semester at Kellogg Community College, a service learning endorsement will be required for every student pursuing an associate degree outside of the applied sciences.

Each graduate must complete 15 hours of service learning activity in a course with a service-learning-certified faculty member or 24 hours of service learning as part of SERV 200, a course dedicated to service learning.

Kate DeGraaf, service learning manager at Kellogg Community College, said service learning offers a way for students to see how their specific talents and skills can impact the community, regardless of what subject they’re studying.

“Service learning is an avenue where students can learn more about themselves through real-life situations and reflection,” DeGraaf said. “It helps students see where they can be active agents of change in their careers and communities.”

Courses offered with a service learning endorsement for the fall 2012 semester at Kellogg Community College include:

ART 215, ART 216, ART 222, ART 223, ART 224, ART 227, ART 229, ART 230, ART 295, ART 296, BUAD 104, BUAD 131, BUAD 251, BUAD 271, EDUC 240, HUMA 205, HUSE 101, HUSE 251, NURS 145, NURS 271, NURS 276, PARA 110, PARA 233, PARA 236, PEC 121, PSYC 201, PSYC 220, PSYC 250, SERV 200, SOCI 201 and SOCI 202.

For more information about service learning at Kellogg Community College, visit Questions about service learning may be directed to Kellogg Community College’s Service Learning Manager Kate DeGraaf at or at 269-965-3931 ext. 2211.

Click here and here to view two CareerFocus features on service learning at Kellogg Community College, published earlier this summer.