Learning Communities

A Learning Community (LC) is two or more courses that must be taken together. For example, a group of students in the Learning Community are all enrolled in both GUST 1270 and MATH 0306. The instructors of the courses work together to plan common assignments and activities around a common theme for the Learning Community.


The Center for TLE supports HCC’s goal to help students achieve their fullest potential through innovative course delivery, teaching practices, and instructional support services. For that reason, the work of Center for TLE is aligned with the following strategies as defined in HCC's Strategic Plan 2008-11:

  • To support faculty and student programs and activities in pursuit and achievement of teaching and learning excellence

  • To institutionalize the Achieving the Dream strategies to improve rates of student persistence and successful completion of courses