Interested in beginning your college work in an integrated, supportive environment?
Innovative combinations of courses emphasize learning through making connections among students, teachers and courses.
- Experience a well-coordinated homework and testing schedule so you are not overwhelmed by competing course demands.
- Practice team building; a major skill employers look for in new hires.
- Strengthen your critical thinking skills as you explore topics in depth.
- Opportunities are numerous for study groups, interaction with faculty, integration of assignments, group projects, and development of team building skills.
- The cohort structure offers a community atmosphere and an opportunity to build relationships with other new students on campus.
- Co-curricular elements help increase academic preparedness for future college coursework.
Students who have been a part of Learning Communities programs report that they were highly motivated to learn, found their learning to be meaningful, and as a result, experienced success in school.
A Learning Community (LC) is an innovative approach to learning that links or integrates two classes. Students enroll in a block of 2 courses (4 – 6 credit hours) during the semester.
A cohort of students and faculty work collaboratively in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. This creative approach provides more student-student interaction, more faculty-student interaction, and more connection between students and the college.
“I like learning communities. They seem to unify and motivate our ability to be successful.”
“The learning community was one of the most effective ways to learn I have ever encountered.”
“I believe I learned more information and will be able to retain more information after completing these courses.”