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External Learning Experiences for Career and Technical Programs


An external learning experience for Career and Technical awards is designed as a paid or unpaid learning experience. It enhances lecture and laboratory instruction and is provided at work sites appropriate to the discipline. The external learning experience allows a student to have practical hands on training and to apply learned concepts and theories in a workplace setting. The five types of external learning experiences:

  • Clinical
  • Internships
  • Practicum
  • Internship
  • Apprenticeship
Clincial experience must take place in a health care setting.

Prior to enrolling in one of these courses, you must consult with the program's External Learning Experience Coordinator. See the External Learning Experience Student Handbook at https://www.dcccd.edu/emp/ep/workforce%20education/documents/curriculum%20process%20guide%202017-2018/appendix/ele-student-handbook-(rev2007).pdf


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