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OE^2 Thematic Learning Community

What are learning communities?
Learning communities are courses that emphasize strategies to make you a more successful college student.  Therefore, learning communities increase your ability to accomplish your academic and personal goals.  Another benefit of being part of a learning community are the relationships you will form with other students, faculty, and staff.  These relationships will make your transition into the college environment a smoother one.  Along with providing you with a toolbox for becoming a successful student, the learning communities offered at TCTC are designed around a variety of different themes, specific topics, and/or majors.  

Why should I enroll in a learning community?
College is completely different from high school.  A learning community can give you the advantage of becoming part of the college community more quickly and easily because a learning community emphasizes college customs and rules you need to know to become a successful student.  In a learning community, you will learn skills, habits, and attitudes that are necessary tools to succeed at TCTC and in life.  You will also create a community of friends learning alongside you.  And, last but not least, learning communities make learning fun!

How do I get enrolled?

  • Are you a first time student?  Check out the available communities and find one that interests you.  Let your success coach know you are interested in being part of a learning community!
  • Are you a continuing student?  Check out the available communities and find one that interests you.  Make an advising appointment with your advisor or success coach to make sure you've selected a community that fits with your academic goals.  If you do not know who your advisor is, then go to the Get Set tab in eTC.
  • Are you a returning student?  Check out the available communities and find one that interests you.  Let your success coach know you are interested in being part of a learning community! 

Which learning community is right for you?
TCTC has many learning community options.  A thematic learning community is a Freshman Seminar course (COL 105) that is centered on a theme or specific topic.  A linked learning community consists of one or two academic courses linked to a Freshman Seminar course (COL 105), or it is composed of two or more academic courses that have incorporated Freshman Seminar (COL 105 ) principles into the content of the courses.  If you choose to enroll in a linked learning community, you will have the same classmates in the courses that make up the learning community.  An integrated learning community is a single academic course that incorporates Freshman Seminar (COL 105) components into the content of the course.  Above all else, learning communities give you the opportunity to learn and have fun.  Who doesn't want to have fun while learning?!?

Click the links below to see which communities are being offered in Fall 2014. 

Thematic Learning Communities

Linked Learning Communities

Integrated Learning Communities

Learning communities are made possible by LC2.