What is a learning community?

In a learning community, two or more classes are “paired,” and a group of students enroll in both of the paired courses.

Because students are taking the same classes together, strong bonds form as they study together, support each other, and learn from one another. Likewise, faculty work together integrating course materials in order to emphasize the connections between the subject areas.

The collaboration the connection among and between faculty and students creates a “community of learners” that enhances each member’s experience while members of the community gain a cross-curricular view of subjects.

There are different learning communities available at CCBC that include: Developmental, General Education, Honors, and English as a Second Language Learning Communities.

Advantages of a learning community

  • Students find the experience more satisfying.
  • Students are more likely to be successful in the courses within the community.
  • Students are more likely to finish these courses and continue at the institution.
  • Students learn leadership skills by working collaboratively.
  • Students feel empowered by being part of decision-making.
  • Students satisfy both their social and academic goals.

How to enroll

Students can enroll in-person or online. To enroll online in a learning community, please contact Stacie Miller, Learning Community Coordinator, by sending a request with your name and ID to smiller@ccbcmd.edu.