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Welcome to NWTC Service-Learning!

If you are a first-time visitor to NWTC Service-Learning, you may be wondering just what it is we do.  Here you will find all the information you need to get started!  It is important to understand that service-learning is not the same as volunteer work.  Our students provide a service to a community partner that helps them meet core competencies for their classes.  For instance, Medical Assistant students may assist in  registering people at a bone marrow drive.  Another example is Dental Hygiene students teaching kindergarteners about proper tooth brushing.  Below you can find more information about service-learning at NWTC. 

Service-Learning at NWTC defined:

  • Is integrated into and enhances the curriculum providing an opportunity for students to apply skills learned in their course, program, or certificate.
  • Is a method of teaching and learning.
  • Requires student reflection.
  • Connects learning and assessment to the real world.
  • Fosters civic responsibility.
  • Addresses a community issue and/or enhances community development.
  • Is mutually beneficial to the learner and the community.


Have a project and would like student help?

Service-Learning is rapidly growing at NWTC, and can be a cost-effective tool for helping improve the community. 

If you have a project and would like to enlist service-learners,
please contact us at:

1-877-240-1788 or email the Service-Learning Specialist, Rachel Scheffen at

We will try to find a program match for your projects.  As we operate on a semester schedule, a service-learning match is not guaranteed.  We do our absolute best to make your project a possibility, so give us a call today!

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