Experiential Learning

The concept of experiential learning is rooted in learning through doing. It is through this practice that students get a better grasp of transitioning skills learned from the classroom to the career field. 

Experiential Learning Types 

  • Co-Curricular Learning 
    Activities related to course curriculum; ex. Public Speakers, Panels
  • Extra-Curricular 
    Activities that foster student involvement and strengthen the culture of the institution; ex. Clubs, Student Organization, Interest Group, Sports
  • Field Experience 
    Activities related to career application; ex. Internships, Practicums​, Job Shadowing
  • Service Learning/Community Service 
    Guided service activities related to instruction; ex. Food Pantry, Habitat for Humanity  


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Experiential Learning Credit Submission

  • If faculty or staff are organizing an experiential learning event; they should submit the employee-initiated form.  This will allow students who attend or participate in the event an opportunity to earn credit on their non - academic/co-curricular transcript.

    • Employee – Initiated: FORM
      • Employees will just need to submit the experiential learning form and submit a roster. Our staff will ensure students are awarded credit on their co-curricular transcript.
    • Experiential Learning Funding Request: Form
      • Faculty & Academic Departments can request funding to sponsor experiential learning projects or events by submitting the experiential learning funding request to the Student Activity Fee committee.


    The AlamoEXPERIENCE model partners with employers to ensure every student connects to an experiential learning experience, to provide students with the opportunity to explore career choices and develop relevant connections in their chosen industry.

    What is an AlamoEXPERIENCE Transcript?

    An AlamoEXPERIENCE Transcript highlights career readiness and soft skills – such as teamwork and problem-solving.

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  • If students are completing projects/events on their own; they should be submitting the student-initiated form to be awarded experiential learning credit on their non-academic/co-curricular transcript.  

    • Student-Initiated: Students will only need to complete the form on AlamoExperience and answer the 3 reflection questions on the form to be awarded credit on their co-curricular transcript.
    1. Access AlamoEXPERIENCE via ACES
    2. Click on the Profile logo (top right)
    3. Click ‘Experiences’
    4. Click ‘Add Experience’
    5. Click ‘SAC: Document an Experiential Learning Opportunity
    6. Fill out the form and submit
    7. Career Navigator will then review approve/deny


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    What is an AlamoEXPERIENCE Transcript?

    Your academic transcript showcases your courses and grades, and your AlamoEXPERIENCE Transcript highlights your career readiness and soft skills – such as teamwork and problem-solving.

    Share your AlamoEXPERIENCE Transcript with your academic advisor, employers, and on internship and scholarship applications to highlight your experience.

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Grow with Google Career Readiness

SAC students can access free career readiness lessons (fully online) and earn certificates from google. Click the link below to register and select San Antonio College as your institution.

Path 1: Build Your Digital Skills: Students explore a variety of Google digital tools and learn how to use them to increase productivity in the workplace and in everyday life.

Path 2: Explore Career Paths: Students research possible career paths to discover a career that’s right for them. Then, they create a career plan and start networking to find a job in that field.

Path 3: Land a Great Job: Students receive tips on writing a resume and cover letter, and learn how to stand out in interviews while conveying their personal brand throughout.

Path 4: Succeed at Your New Job: Students learn how to overcome biases and barriers that may impact professional success.

Path 5: Start Your Own Business: Students explore the steps to writing a business plan, learn how to set up an online store, and estimate the financing they’ll need to create their own business.

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HACU/USAA Financial Proficiency & Entrepreneurship

SAC students can access free financial modules.

Explore Your Interests Worksheet

Spending Detective Worksheet

Future Aspirations Worksheet

Monthly Budget Worksheet

Cost of Training & Development Worksheet

Credit Scavenger Hunt Worksheet

SMART Goals Worksheet

Compare Credit Cards

Comparing Checking Accounts Worksheet

Debt Recovery Worksheet

Comparing Saving Accounts Worksheet

Determining Your Annual Net Cost

Auto Insurance Worksheet

Student Loan Comparison Chart

Insurance Plan Worksheet

DECIDE Worksheet

Emergency Fund Worksheet

Job Offer Decision

Spending Perception Scale

Taxes Scavenger Hunt

Financial Proficiency Modules


Paid  Opportunities 

  • Alamo On The Job

    Alamo On The Job Application Link


  • External Micro-Internships 

    Micro-Internships are short-term, paid, off-campus professional assignments that are similar to those given to new hires or interns. These projects enable students to demonstrate skills, explore career paths, and build their networks as they seek the right full-time role.

    Unlike traditional internships, Micro-Internships can take place year-round, typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and are due between one week and one month after kick-off. Micro-Internships are used by companies ranging from those in the Fortune 100 to emerging start-ups, and go across departments including sales, marketing, technology, HR, and finance. 

    SAC Micro-Internship Homepage 

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