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 Fall 2023 semester starts on Wednesday, August 16, 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 Fall 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
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 COUN 100 + ENGL 105)
CIPHER Website
kababayan students

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

Course Search: KABA (cohort courses include COUN 100 + ENGL 105 + HIST 435)
Kababayan Website
first year students
First Year Experience

Supporting Your Transition and Path in Higher Education

Course Search: FYE
(cohort courses include COUN 100 + ENGL 105)
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