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Service Learning is a teaching strategy that ties course curriculum and concepts with service in the community. Students who participate create learning objectives around their course and connect them to the service experience.  Service Learning helps students enhance course learning, gain valuable skills for employment and improve their views on civic engagement.  Students can participate in a wide variety of service opportunities including delivering meals and providing companionship to seniors, helping at local blood drives and working in a K-12 classroom. 

Only students in courses that offer a Service Learning component are eligible.  Students are required to serve a minimum of 15 hours over the semester with a registered community partner and will earn course credit, a certificate of recognition and co-curricular transcript notation.

Service Learning Forms
What is Service Learning: Benefits & Requirements- flyer being revised

Student Forms

Faculty & Community Partner Forms

For more information on the Service Learning program please contact
Sandy Calderon, Student Services Specialist
Phone: (619) 482-6537
Fax: (619) 482-6493


Southwestern College 900 Otay Lakes Rd., Chula Vista, CA 91910
Office of Student Activities / Room 601C  

Office hours
Monday-Thursday     8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Last updated: 8/19/2014 9:21:55 AM