Learning Communities at Ohlone College

About Learning Communities

A Learning Community is a group of two to four courses linked together so students can make connections between different subjects.

Faculty collaborate to create common themes, assignments, and interactive projects. Students work together, support one another, and foster the success of their peers.

Being part of a Learning Community allows students to grow and learn as part of smaller social and academic communities within the larger Ohlone College setting.

Make sure that you register for every class in the Learning Community; you’ll receive an error message if you don’t register for all of the classes in the Learning Community.

Students socializing near the Ohlone Quad.

Join a Learning Community

  • Become more engaged in your classes
  • Participate in more hands-on, meaningful learning
  • Develop both academic and social support networks of peers and faculty
  • Interact closely with dedicated faculty
  • Develop college success skills

Working in a Learning Community has invigorated and forced me to reinvent myself and how I teach.  It's terrific to have a pal digging in with you, sharing the challenges and the successes.  But most importantly, the learning that the students come away with is jam-packed with those ‘AH HAH!!!’ moments that drew me into teaching in the first place.
- Tom Blank, Theatre Faculty

Learning Communities are a great way to help you succeed through difficult semesters.
- Jessica, University Express student

Taking classes in a learning community is an experience that can’t be replaced by anything else.
- Surjit, University Express student

Two female students studying together in the Ohlone Library.

Contact Information

For questions regarding Learning Communities, please contact the appropriate academic department.

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