Service Learning | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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About Service Learning


Service learning is an academically based program at NWACC that allows students to engage, network and work with the community to complete student-driven and developed service projects.

Through the development of individual and/or group projects, students are able to apply what they learn in the classroom with real life experiences to meet a course's learning objectives.

Service learning reaffirms the college's connection to the NWA community, and to our larger society, by encouraging students to engage in service efforts while furthering their education through applied learning. 

All students who complete service learning projects will be recognized as service learning scholars on their transcripts. Those who participate in service learning projects tend to have a competitive edge when applying for scholarships, for entrance into four-year colleges and universities, and in the job market.

Service learning credit can be earned both within the curriculum of a particular professor's offerings in their classes. It can also be earned individually outside of classwork. For the latter qualification, please contact Dr. Chris Huggard.

Service learning projects have included:

  • Native American Project
  • Sustainability Project
  • Arkansas History Project
  • Veterans Project
  • Elementary Education Entrepreneurship = E3 Project
  • Women's Project
  • ELL Conversation Circles Project

Service Learning Paperwork

All students who participate in service learning must complete paperwork and keep track of their volunteer hours throughout their service learning project. To get access to the paperwork, email sl@nwacc.edu.