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What are learning communities?
Learning communities emphasize strategies to make you a more successful college student and increase your ability to accomplish your academic and personal goals.  Because learning communities consist of two or more courses linked together,  you will have the same classmates in the courses that make up the learning community.   Therefore, other benefits 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 or advisor 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 My Dashboard tab in eTC.
  • Are you a returning student?  Check out the available communities and find one that interests you.  Let your success coach or advisor know you are interested in being part of a learning community! 

Click the link below to see which communities are being offered in Fall 2016. 

Linked Learning Communities

Do you have additional questions about learning communities?  If so, please contact Dr. Amoena Norcross (864.646.1365 or anorcros@tctc.edu).