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The College requires undergraduate students to complete a culminating learning experience in the form of an Internship or Capstone.

Internship

Internships range in hours from 180-640 hours. Students not enrolled the Medical Assisting (MA), Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA), and Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Associate of Applied Science programs are eligible for Internship upon completion of 75% of their coursework. Students enrolled in the MA, OTA, and PTA Associate
of Applied Science programs must complete 100% of their coursework prior to their internship. Unless otherwise dictated by the program (see specific program pages for requirements), associate students will register for INT299 Associate Degree Internship and bachelor students will register for INT499 Bachelor Degree Internship. For internships that are three credits, students utilizing financial aid for the course must take at least an additional three credit course for a minimum of six credits for the term.
An incomplete grade for internships will follow the incomplete grade policy.

Early Internship Request

A student may submit an early internship request to the chair before completing 75% of coursework. Approval for early internships is at the discretion of the chair.

Capstone

Students may also complete a Capstone in place of an internship that requires an extensive research project related to the student’s chosen career path. Unless otherwise dictated by the program (see specific program pages for requirements), associate students will register for IDS299 CE Capstone Course for the Associate Degree and bachelor students will register for IDS499 CE Capstone Course for the Bachelor Degree.

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