A learning community is made up of students who enroll in two or more courses together. The coursework is integrated and coordinated to ensure students have an engaging learning experience. Learning communities provide a supportive environment for students and are designed to lead to higher student success. Students gain skills and knowledge relevant to career development and living in a diverse world.
What can a Learning Community do for me?
Participants in learning communities enjoy:
- Higher academic success
- Specially designed courses, resources, programs and events
- Enhanced working relationships with peers, advisors/counselors, and faculty
- A more positive college experience
- Clear pathways connected to certificates, transfer (MnTC goals), graduation or career success.
What are the Learning Communities offered at MCTC?
MCTC is offering 10 learning communities this fall, including the following:
- Community Organizing: History, Government, and Action
- Contemporary Pedagogy: Reading and Writing the World and the Word
- Justice, Rights and Personal Identity
- Logic and Mathematics
- Race to Save the Planet
- Racism: Race, Ethnicity, and Cultural Diversity
- STAR (Science & Technology for Academic and Professional Readiness)
- Voices, Analysis, and Action: Reading and Writing for College Success
- World Politics for ESOL Students: Reading, Writing and Discussions on World Events
- Writing Your Way to a Successful Career Path
For more information about specific Learning Communities courses, visit the Class Schedule and then click on Learning Communities (LCOM) under Subject.
Who is eligible to enroll in a Learning Community?
Any student who meets the prerequisites for the Learning Community may enroll. Some Learning Communities may have additional requirements. First-time, full-time students are strongly encouraged to enroll.
Who do I contact for more information?
For more information about learning communities at MCTC, please contact: Julie Chi at Julie.Chi@minneapolis.edu.