Learning Communities (LC) allow students to enroll in a preset group of classes with others who share the same passions, interests, or specific field of study. The students in an LC take classes together (between 1-3 semesters) and work closely with specific faculty and counselors assigned to their learning community and invested in student success. Explore your LC options with your Counselor.

By connecting college success courses, general education requirements, and relevant, student-focused and thematic curriculum, LCs support pathways to earning a degree or certificate. There are two main categories of Learning Community:

  • College Success + General Education
  • Major + Degree Pathways

Below you will find the search term and links to find the Learning Community specific courses on WebSchedule.

Registration Information

The Spring 2024 semester starts on Tuesday, January 16, 2024!

College Success + General Education

umoja-astep students
Umoja - ASTEP

African American Success Through Excellence & Persistence

Course Search: Umoja
Umoja ‑ ASTEP Website
cipher students

Center for Innovative Practice through Hip Hop Education & Research

Course Search: CIPHER (cohort courses include ENGL 110 + ETHN 165)
CIPHER Website
kababayan students

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

Course Search: KABA (cohort courses include ENGL 110 + HIST 436)
Kababayan Website
first year students
First Year Experience

Supporting Your Transition and Path in Higher Education

Course Search: FYE
(cohort courses include ENGL 110 + MATH)
FYE Website

  Major + Degree Pathways

Chemistry Lab Students
Biology & Chemistry Scholars

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

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

For Engineering, Computer Science, and Biotechnology Pathways

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

For Education and Child Development Pathways with Apprenticeship Experience

Course Search: ECAP
ECAP Website