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 http://www.dcccd.edu/Emp/Departments/EA/Workforce%20Education/Documents/Forms%202014/ELE_Student_Handbook_%28Rev2007%29.pdf