Learning Communities are two or more classes, often in different departments, designed to be taken together by the same group of students. Learning Communities connect students to each other, their instructors, the college and student learning.
In Learning Communities, students participate in groups to share ideas and help each other learn while exploring topics that are relevant to them. Faculty members assist learning and innovation as everyone works together to create community in a positive learning environment. Learning Communities offer students extra guidance and access to resources while challenging them as they reach for their goals.
Please see the current Class Schedule for specific Learning Community opportunities.
Interested? Check out the communities and programs below!
- African-American Success Through Excellence and Persistence (ASTEP) Program - A program designed for African-American and other students to increase their chances of remaining in college. This program offers students an exciting and unique opportunity to select courses from a curriculum with an African-American emphasis.
- Career Advancement Academy - a series of industry specific courses and support systems that create bridges to higher-wage careers and paths to additional opportunities in higher education. The program also helps students pursue their desired career path by identifying clear points of entry and providing relevant job certification through industry recognized certificates.
- First Year Experience (FYE) Learning Community is a yearlong program in which a group of students (cohort) stay together in a set sequence of classes. Counseling and case management are linked with math, fitness and other required courses to provide a holistic foundation for success. The FYE program is geared toward full-time students who want support transitioning into college-level classes while completing the algebra sequence. The program is also a good choice for those who would like to transfer and/or receive an AA/AS degree as quickly as possible.
- First Year Experience (FYE) - Latinos Excelling in Academic Program (LEAP) provides opportunity to experience a positive and supportive learning environment, collaborate with peers to achieve academic success, develop leadership skills, explore college majors and career paths, and transition into the workforce with confidence.
- Kababayan is a transfer and community support program for students interested in Filipino culture with the goal of increasing proficiency in English skills for success in college, work and life. Filipino Cultural Night
- Puente is a two-semester program that links together students, a counselor, an English instructor, community mentors, the University of California and other colleges in an effort to increase the number of students who transfer from two- to four-year colleges.
- The Scholar Athlete Program groups student-athletes in a learning community, focused on reading and writing proficiency, that provides the basis for students to pursue their athletic and academic goals at the university level.