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Learning Communities

Making Connections

What is a Learning Community?

A learning community is a a group of students, or cohort, who start and finish a program together with support from dedicated faculty, counselors and staff.


First Year Experience (FYE)

FYE connects first year students to a community of first year-friendly courses and faculty who will serve as partners in helping FYE students build their academic foundation and make a successful transition to Foothill.

Eligibility Requirements: ENGL-209 or ENGL-1S

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Honors Institute

Provides an enriched academic, cultural and social experience to intellectually inquisitive and motivated students.

Assessment Eligibility Requirements: ENGL 1AH and/or MATH 1AH; Application required

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Humanities Mellon Scholars

This program is designed to get you ready for transfer in two years with a strong foundation in the humanities. You will take the five courses that lead to the Certificate of Achievement in Humanities as a member of a learning community, allowing you to enjoy the social camaraderie and a network of support among classmates while you sharpen your study skills.

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Puente Project

Puente, the Spanish word for Bridge, is a national-award winning student leadership program that provides a structured pathway for transfer to the UCs and CSUs while engaging participants in community service.

Assessment Eligibility Requirements: ENGL 1S

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STEM Core

A cohort-based learning community seeking to increase the number of students, particularly first-generation, women and veterans, in the fields of engineering and computer science.

Assessment Eligibility Requirements: Math 105;

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Umoja Community

Umoja, a Kiswahili word meaning unity, is a year-long learning community and critical resource at Foothill College dedicated to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of African American and other students.

Assessment Eligibility Requirements: ENGL 1S

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Questions?We're Here to Help!

Counseling Center

650.949.7423

fhcounseling@foothill.edu

Student Services Building 8300, Room 8302

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