Working in your chosen field is a great way to learn the specifics of a potential career path, and CCV’s Professional Field Experience (PFE) course is designed to help you do that. While not as intensive as an internship but more enriching than a volunteer experience, PFE is built into most degree and certificate programs at CCV. It’s a combination of in-class academic work and hands-on study, working with your instructor and with a business or organization in your field.

How Does It Work?

  • After completing 30 credits, students speak with their advisor and register for PFE.
  • Once enrolled, students work with a faculty member to identify a suitable placement and craft a résumé and cover letter.
  • After a placement is made, students work with a field placement supervisor to create a learning contract that aligns with degree outcomes.
  • During the PFE, students will complete a minimum of 80 hours working in the field and 15 hours of classroom learning.
  • Students complete course assignments throughout the semester that are designed to enhance and build upon the learning acquired in their field placement.

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