Lisa Smith, Director
Engineering & Technology Learning Community
What is a Learning Community?
A learning community is a cohort-based educational program. You take classes with the same group of people and support each other throughout the program. Your learning community will connect you to a small community of faculty, staff, and peers with similar interests. This will help you to build valuable connections and experience as you prepare for jobs and/or transfer to a four-year university.
What are the benefits?
- Support system of classmates and instructors
- Focus on major or interest with required classes
- Educational field experience and activities
- Study sessions
- Free to participate
Who should consider joining?
- Engineering majors, especially Mechanical and Civil
- Math majors
- Computer Science majors
How Do I Join?
- You must be eligible for MATH 1910
- Complete and interest form
- Meet with a mentor before fall classes begin
Proposed Class Schedule (66 hours)
- Fall (16 hours): MATH 1910, HIST 1110, ENGL 1010, SPCH 1010, ART 1030
- Spring (13 hours): MATH 1920, HIST 1120, ENGL 1020, MUSA 1030
- Summer (6 hours): ECON 2010, CHEM 1110
- Fall (17 hours): MATH 2010, PHYS 2110, ENGR 2110, ENGL 2130, MATH 2110
- Spring (14 hours): MATH 2120, PHYS 2120, ENGR 2120, ECON 2020
Each semester the program will offer you a scheduled two-hour activity time for mentors and students each week to be used for study groups, guest speakers, advisement, or group projects.
During the fall semesters, the program will offer you the opportunity to interact with engineers and technology employers-in-residence, to participate in online discussion boards moderated by program mentors and to enhance your learning experience through a selected engineering or technology student project.
Spring semesters will provide you with valuable job shadowing experiences.
During the summer you will be able to seek internships.