NHCC offers students opportunities outside the classroom to provide a deeper, richer learning experience both on- and off-campus.
From Study Abroad programs and earning credits for previous learning engagements, to Service Learning programs for rich community engagement, NHCC provides many exciting opportunities for you to learn and gain credit for experiences outside the classroom and college setting. Don’t miss out!
Expand your horizons by enrolling in a variety of Study Abroad programs offered by NHCC and Minnesota State colleges. You will get to earn college credits while immersing yourself in a different culture and unique part of the world. Programs consist of a variety of diverse, exciting experiences including:
- Modern language programs
- Study abroad
- Globally connected classrooms
- International internships
- Study-travel courses
Credit for Prior Learning
We understand that not all knowledge is gained inside the classroom. Towards this end, NHCC offers real college credits for students who can demonstrate equivalent college-level knowledge and skills from prior learning experiences which may include knowledge gained from:
- Non-credit college courses
- Independent study
- Military service
- Community/Volunteer activities
Service Learning integrates academic study with valuable community service and advocates volunteerism toward positive social causes. Faculty who make service a part of the curriculum and community organizations who provide a learning outlet, team up to provide students with healthy opportunities to develop skills while contributing to their communities. Benefits include:
Getting valuable, work related experience and building your resume
Improving your community and helping others
Valuable networking opportunities and improving communication skills
Developing skills and exploring career choices
Completing applications for job shadowing, internships, or employment opportunities
Gaining valuable references
In addition to learning experiences outside the classroom and college, NHCC provides incredible opportunities within the college itself to enrich your learning experience outside the traditional classroom setting.
First Year Experience
First Year Experience (FYE) is a multi-option program designed for any student transitioning into college. Whether you’re coming to NHCC straight from high school, the workforce, or anywhere else, this learning experience is meant to help you make the most of your time here. FYE includes:
FYE Course including group activities, guest speakers & more
Career Development/Exploration and Planning Course
Get the opportunity to work closely with faculty members on engaging undergraduate research projects and enhance your hands-on learning, discovery, collaboration, critical thinking and teamwork skills. Projects can take a variety of forms such as field or lab research, interviewing, writing, archiving, art, interpretive plays. Categories of research projects include:
- Mentorship - Student work is done in collaboration with faculty
- Originality - Research generated is original to the student
- Acceptable Methods - Generally accepted methods of creation used in academic discipline
- Result Dissemination - Work formatted in a final form to be shared and reviewed by others
Don’t hesitate to reach out. Our team is here to help!
Educational Services Center - Room 52
Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.