Learning Communities

Join a community at TCC and get the most out of college!

What is a Learning Community?


In Learning Communities, two or more of your classes are joined into one, and teachers work together to connect their content and support and mentor you.

  • Get to know people and make friends in your major or area of interest right away
  • Develop a supportive network with other students, peer mentors, and professors
  • Undecided? Learn about degree and career options
  • Complete needed credits for your major in a supportive environment
  • Complete exciting projects that are linked to your major and community

Our Exploratory Learning Communities combine ENGL&101 with COL 101 (College Success). These Learning Communities are themed around our career clusters (STEM, Business, Health and Wellness, Arts & Communication, People & Communities). Some also have a third class, like Communications 101 or Sociology 101.  

To learn more about our new College Success (COL 101) class, which you can take by itself or as part of one of our Exploratory Learning Communities, watch this video:

I liked how the teachers connected their assignments and knew how to support me – I actually enjoyed coming to class. ”

Randy J., English and Human Development Learning Community

 

Exploratory Learning Communities Summer & Fall 2022

TCC offers Learning Communities in various fields that are designed to fit your career or educational pathway. (Please Note: Read through ALL OPTIONS before making your choice.)
CCPA (Summer)
LC 1 (Fall)
LC 2 (Fall)
LC 3 (Fall)
LC 4 (Fall)
LC 5 (Fall)
LC 6 (Fall)
CCPA (Fall)

College & Career Pathways Academy (CCPA)

Completely integrated, supportive and interactive learning community. Helps students with career exploration and allows them to get college credit in required classes while still completing prerequisites. 

15 credits  /  Hybrid  / Section CCPA

Instructors: Muir & McGill

Interested in options available for ABE students?

LEARN MORE HERE

Professor Muir Professor McGill
Professor Muir Professor McGill

Yes, I am interested in enrolling in CCPA

Having trouble accessing the form? 
Email Alisa Ulferts Birkenstein for enrollment assistance.

Course Title Days and Times
ENGL 95: Reading/Writing TTh; 10:30-11:20; hybrid
HD 101: Student Success Seminar TTh; 9:10-10:20; hybrid
CMST& 101: Intro to Communication TTh; 11:30-12:20; hybrid

Career Clusters/Areas of Interest

Best Fit: All career clusters

Learning While the World is on Fire (Environmental Justice Focus)

STEM

In this interactive course we will explore social justice issues and complete exciting projects that are linked to your life and community.

10 or 12 credits  /  Hybrid

Instructors: Hunt & Davison

 

Professor Hunt Professor Davison
Professor Hunt Professor Davison

Yes, I am interested in enrolling in LC1

Having trouble accessing the form? 
Email Alisa Ulferts Birkenstein for enrollment assistance.

Course Title Days and Times
ENGL& 101: Reading/Writing/English Comp MTTh: 10:30-11:20; hybrid
WRITE 095: Tools for Reading and Writing (optional support) MTH: 11:30-12:20; hybrid
COL 101: College Success MTTH: 9:30-10:20; hybrid

Career Clusters/Areas of Interest

Best Fit: STEM (Environmental Justice Focus)

Also fits: Health and Wellness; People and Communities; Arts and Communication

Caring for Self; Caring for Community

Health and Wellness

Develop awareness of caring for self, others and community as you read, research and write for ENGL&101. Refine skills for college and career success.

10 or 12 credits  /  Hybrid

Instructors: Butler & Summers

two females hiking with backpacks

Yes, I am interested in enrolling in LC2

Having trouble accessing the form? 
Email Alisa Ulferts Birkenstein for enrollment assistance.

Course Title Days and Times
ENGL& 101: Reading/Writing/English Comp TWTh: 11:30-12:20; hybrid
WRITE 095: Tools for Reading and Writing (optional support) TTH: 12:30-1:20; hybrid
COL 101: College Success TWTH: 10:30-11:20; hybrid

Career Clusters/Areas of Interest

Best Fit: Health & Wellness

Also fits: People & Communities; STEM

Empower Yourself to Reach Your Goals

Business

Examine business themes as you read, research, and write for ENGL&101. Refine skills for college and career success.

10 or 12 credits  /  Hybrid

Instructors: Fox & Stasiak

Professor Fox Professor Stasiak
Professor Fox Professor Stasiak

Yes, I am interested in enrolling in LC3

Having trouble accessing the form? 
Email Alisa Ulferts Birkenstein for enrollment assistance.

Course Title Days and Times
ENGL& 101: Reading/Writing/English Comp MTTH: 11:30-12:20; hybrid
WRITE 095: Tools for Reading and Writing (optional support) MTH: 12:30-1:20; hybrid
COL 101: College Success MTTH: 10:30-11:20; hybrid

Career Clusters/Areas of Interest

Best Fit: Business

Also fits: People and Communities

Say What? Language, Identity and Communication

Arts & Communication

Explore communication patterns needed for college. Tell your story through exciting assignments and explore how speaking and writing can empower our lives and enrich our communities. This course fulfills the communication core requirements for many students.

15 or 17 credits  /  Hybrid

Instructors: Johns & Endicott

Professor Johns Professor Endicott
Professor Johns Professor Endicott

Yes, I am interested in enrolling in LC4

Having trouble accessing the form? 
Email Alisa Ulferts Birkenstein for enrollment assistance.

Course Title Days and Times
ENGL& 101: Reading/Writing/English Comp MW: 10:30-11:20; hybrid
WRITE 095: Tools for Reading and Writing (optional support) TTH: 9:30-10:20; hybrid
COL 101: College Success MW: 9:30-10:20; hybrid
CMST 101: Communications TTh; 10:30-11:20; hybrid

Career Clusters/Areas of Interest

Best Fit: Arts & Communication

Also fits: Health and Wellness; People and Communities; Business; STEM

STARS: Students Together Achieving Rising Statuses

People and Communities

Explore your and other students' rich cultural identity. Experience community and build your academic success with the help of faculty of color who will serve as models and mentors.

15 or 17 credits  /  Hybrid

Instructors: Cho & Reid

Professor Cho Professor Reid
Professor Cho Professor Reid

Yes, I am interested in enrolling in LC5

Having trouble accessing the form? 
Email Alisa Ulferts Birkenstein for enrollment assistance.

Course Title Days and Times
ENGL& 101: Reading/Writing/English Comp TTH: 11:30-12:20; hybrid
WRITE 095: Tools for Reading and Writing (optional support) TTH: 12:30-1:20; hybrid
COL 101: College Success TTH: 9:30-10:20; hybrid
SOC 101: Sociology TTh; 10:30-11:20; hybrid

Career Clusters/Areas of Interest

Best Fit: People and Communities

Also fits: Health and Wellness; Arts & Communications; Business

TCC Student Athletes

All Pathways

If you are a new student athlete on a TCC team and your coach/advisor has recommended that you enroll in our athletes-only Learning Community, please decide if you want ENGL&101 with or without the WRITE95 support.

10 or 12 credits  /  Hybrid

Instructors: Prenovost & Hunt

Email Alisa Ulferts Birkenstein for enrollment assistance.

Course Title Days and Times
ENGL& 101: Reading/Writing/English Comp MTTH: 11:30-12:20; hybrid
WRITE 095: Tools for Reading and Writing (optional support) TTH: 10:30-11:20; hybrid
COL 101: College Success MTTH: 12:30-1:20; hybrid

Career Clusters/Areas of Interest

Best Fit: All Pathways

College & Career Pathways Academy (CCPA)

Completely integrated, supportive and interactive learning community. Helps students with career exploration and allows them to get college credit in required classes while still completing prerequisites. 

15 credits  /  Hybrid  / Section CCPA

Instructors: Muir & McGill

Interested in options available for ABE students?

LEARN MORE HERE

Professor Muir Professor McGill
Professor Muir Professor McGill

Yes, I am interested in enrolling in CCPA

Having trouble accessing the form? 
Email Alisa Ulferts Birkenstein for enrollment assistance.

Course Title Days and Times
ABE 94: Reading/Writing TTh; 10:30-11:20; hybrid
COL 101: College Success TTh; 9:30-10:20; hybrid
CMST& 101: Intro to Communication TTh; 11:30-12:20; hybrid

Career Clusters/Areas of Interest

Best Fit: All career clusters

Meet the Learning Communities Coordinator 

Alisa Ulferts Birkenstein, woman standing in the TCC Japanese Garden

Interested? It's so easy to enroll. Just send an e-mail with your student ID and English level to Alisa Ulferts Birkenstein, tell us which course interests you (or what questions you have) and we will do the enrollment for you.

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