about Service Learning

Service learning is a form of experiential education that partners academic instruction with community service. Students learn through participation in thoughtfully organized service activities that are course relevant and meet actual community needs.  Each semester approximately 60 courses at MiraCosta College offer a service component either as an option or a requirement. Students are placed in non-profit organizations and public schools where they provide a variety of support services. These placements allow students to apply course theory in real world settings while making valuable community contributions.

Program News

Congratulations to MiraCosta College for being named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities. The Honor Roll is recognition from the highest levels of the federal government for commitment to service and civic engagement.

National Make a Difference Day

MiraCosta Staff, Students, and Friends serving the local community.

Join thousands accros the nation and 200+ MiraCosta students, staff, and friends from the CLC, Oceanside and San Elijo campus, working together to make a difference in our community.

Pick a project or two, join alone or with a club or group! We realize that not everyone can serve on National Make a Difference Day, October 24, so we've made it a week of service just for us. We need volunteers to Make a Difference. The only thing missing in VOL_NTEERS IS U!

Check out the list of service opportunities during the week of Saturday, October 17-24, 2015: More Information Here

Bea Palmer
Interim Service Learning Coordinator

Antonitte Roebuck
Interim Service Learning Secretary

Marcellius Caviness, Campus Aide III

Mailing Address
MiraCosta College
Service Learning, #10B
1 Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056

Oceanside Campus
Student Services, Room 3306
Campus Map
P 760.795.6616

Oceanside Office Hours
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Evening appointments are available