Learning Communities (LC) allow students to enroll in a preset group of classes with other students who share the same passions, interests, or specific field of study. Students take major and general education classes together (between 1-3 semesters) and work closely with specific faculty and counselors assigned to their learning community and invested in student success. Programs are co-created for students starting their higher education journey at Skyline College. 

We invite you to explore your Learning Community options with your Counselor using the Learning Community Courses and schedules handout and link to the courses on WebSchedule below.

The Spring 2023 semester starts on Tuesday, January 17, 2023! Please visit the Registration page for more information. Please contact your Counselor or set-up an appointment to connect with a Counselor via your SMCCD OneLogin account  (instructions can be found here: SMCCD Student Success Link) to ensure a completed Student Educational Plan (SEP) is active and you have a valid registration date for the semester. 

REVIEW and REGISTER for Spring 2023 Learning Community Courses on WebSchedule

By connecting college success courses, general education requirements, and relevant, student-focused and thematic curriculum, learning communities support pathways to earning a degree or certificate. There are two main categories of Learning Communities: College Success + General Education and Major + Degree Pathways (below you will find the search term and links to find the Learning Community specific courses on WebSchedule).

College Success + General Education

umoja-astep students

African American Success Through Excellence & Persistence

There are no Umoja - ASTEP designated courses for Spring 2023.
Umoja ‑ ASTEP Website
cipher students

Center for Innovative Practice through Hip Hop Education & Research

WebSchedule Course Search: CIPHER CIPHER Website
kababayan students

Filipino/a/x & Filipino/a/x American Culture, Literature & Experience

WebSchedule Course Search: KABA Kababayan Website
first year students
First Year Experience

Supporting Your Transition and Path in Higher Education

WebSchedule Course Search: FYE FYE Website
puente students

Chicano/Latino Culture, Literature & Experience

WebSchedule Course Search: PUENTE Puente Website

  Major + Degree Pathways

Chemistry Lab Students
Biology & Chemistry Scholars

For Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, and Pre-Health Pathways

WebSchedule Course Search: BCS BCS Website  
engineering students
Engineering & Technology Scholars

For Engineering, Computer Science, and Biotechnology Pathways

WebSchedule Course Search: ETS ETS Website  
early learning fellows children
Early Childhood Apprenticeship Program

For Education and Child Development Pathways with Apprenticeship Experience

WebSchedule Course Search: ECAP ECAP Website