Independent Module

  • Start of Semester: Register by Friday, August 22nd
  • 14 weeks: Register by Friday, September 5th for a class start date of September 8th
  • 10 weeks:  Register by Friday, October 3rd for a class start date of October 6th
  • 8 weeks:  Register by Friday, October 17th for a class start date of Monday, October 20th

Definition of Service-Learning

Service-Learning is a teaching and learning method that connects meaningful community service with academic instruction through guided reflection.


Independent Module

Students have the option to register for a stand-alone Service-Learning course.  This is an academic credit service-learning class where the faculty advisor builds assignments based on your service-learning experience at the site.  There is no lecture period to attend; however, you will receive a letter grade in this class on your transcript.

Online Orientation

Service-Learning Packets

  • Blue Packet – Independent Module paperwork and application

Core Components

  • Students register for 1, 2, or 3 credit hours
  • 50 hours of service required per credit hour registered
  • Establish learning objectives with faculty
  • Keep a reflective journal while serving
  • Create a final analytical paper or project that summarizes your learning

Honors students are required to earn at least one service-learning credit in order to graduate with honors.

The Fall 2014 start and end dates

  • Success from day one - Students must be registered prior to the official start date.
  • Students may only register for this course in the Center for Community & Civic Engagement.  Please do not provide override information so the student can self register nor register the student yourself.
  • All classes (regardless of start date) must be completed and graded by December 19th
  • Grades cannot be submitted until finals week of the Fall 2014 semester.
  • Assist us in tracking student service hours and enable us to provide the student a certificate of completion.  As students, complete, please complete and submit the google form by copying and pasting the following link into your browser:

Reasons Why Students Register for Independent Module Classes

  • They are an Honors student who plans to graduate from Mesa Community College with honors and they need a 1-credit service-learning course
  • They need extra credit to maintain scholarship, financial aid, and/or athletic eligibility
  • They want the service documented on their transcripts
  • And more!

Steps to Register for an Independent Module Course

  1. Visit the Center for Community & Civic Engagement for an application or download it from our website:
  2. Complete the online orientation on our website
  3. Visit with an approved faculty advisor in their preferred academic discipline to create learning objectives
  4. Select a service location from our list of approved agencies on our online service sites database and contact the agency for approval
  5. Meet with an agency supervisor to establish service objectives (related to the learning objectives) and have them sign the independent module application
  6. Bring your completed application, with required signatures, to the Center for Community & Civic Engagement to register for the course