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, Habit 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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Experiential Learning Opportunities

Grow with Google Career Readiness Program

SAC students can now 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.

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Upskill Program

Alamo Colleges District bundled sets of on-demand, online courses as well as instructor-facilitated training into convenient pathways in the most in-demand career fields for you. These learning experiences help workers like you upskill and reskill quickly and result in digital badges, industry-based certifications, and professional certificates. They were created based on local labor market data and proprietary research.

Upskill Program Registration


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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