NCC has a strong commitment to civic engagement and encourages faculty, staff, and students to become involved in their surrounding communities. Through service learning, faculty and students combine to bring civic awareness to a new level.
The Service Learning program compliments student education by connecting course content to service-learning opportunities in the community. It is a credit-bearing educational experience in which students participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs while gaining deeper understanding of the course content, broader application of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of civic responsibility. Unlike extracurricular voluntary service, service learning is a course-based service experience that produces the best outcomes when meaningful service activities are related to course material.