In the program, students are placed together as a cohort into the same linked classes, or learning communities, for one semester. To meet different student needs, some courses in the program are offered consecutively as Fast-Track (short-term, eight-week) courses in order to allow possible completion of two course levels within the same semester. Other courses in the program are offered as full-semester length (16-week) courses of two different disciplines to maximize their inter-related curriculum. In all learning community formats, the scheduling and pacing may differ, but not the core curriculum, nor academic integrity.
The main highlight of the Learning Community program is that the students are able to engage in cohesive and supportive learning environments with their instructor(s) and their peers through some of the following: study groups, integrated assignments or special projects, or field trips. Some of the most dynamic faculty members at Rio Hondo teach the Learning Community courses. Data shows higher rates of student retention, success, and persistence for students who enroll in our Learning Community courses.
Requirements for Student Participation:
All students are welcome to participate in one or more of these Learning Communities as long as they meet the necessary course prerequisites (as applicable) and follow the appropriate registration process. Note that all course sections listed for a learning community require “co-enrollment,” as they are intended to be linked.
However, for the learning communities identified as “Fast Track Learning Communities”: students must only meet the prerequisite for the lower-level in the course sequence upon initially enrolling in both of the linked courses. In the case that the student does not successfully complete the lower-level course (e.g., MATH 053), then the student will be dropped from the next-level course (e.g., MATH 073) in that learning community.
- Registration for Spring 2018 Learning Communities begins in early November through January 25, 2018 (or until classes fill). Students must contact one of the following designated Counselor/Coordinators to determine eligibility and to receive pre-approval to register (class schedule below). Students must then enroll in all linked courses during their assigned registration period and pay the course fees.
Sergio Guzman / Rm AJ215 / 562-463-7611 / Sergio.Guzman@riohondo.edu
Tyler Okamoto / Rm LR125A / 562-463-3115 / TOkamoto@riohondo.edu
- To add any of these classes on/after classes begin on January 27, 2018, students must attend the first class meeting for each linked course and request each instructor’s approval for an add code, pending seat availability. Students must then add all of the linked courses within the next 24 hours (before the add codes expire) and pay the course fees.
All students must attend all of their registered courses on the first day of classes to maintain their enrollment status, or they may be dropped.
Spring 2018 Learning Community Cohort Schedule:
Cohort #1 (Fast-Track Learning Community)
MATH 033 (01/27-03/23) #36131 MTWR 7:25-9:55AM MONTIEL G S329
MATH 053 (03/31-05/24) #36081 MTWR 7:25-9:55AM MONTIEL G S329
Cohort #2 (Fast-Track Learning Community)
MATH 033 (01/27-03-23) #36063 MTWR 7:25-9:55 AM PITASSI M S301
MATH 053 (03/31-05/24) #36089 MTWR 7:25-9:55 AM PITASSI M S301
Cohort #3 (Fast-Track Learning Community)
MATH 053 (01/27-03/23) #36090 MTWR 1:30-4:00PM RYAN M S301
MATH 073 (03/31-05/24) #36132 MTWR 1:30-4:00PM RYAN M S301
Cohort #4 (Learning Community)
ENGL 101 (01/27-05/24) #31281 MW 12:50-2:15 PM POKORNOWSKI S LR129
ENGL 101L (01/27-05/24) W 2:25-3:50 PM POKORNOWSKI S LR124
SOC 101 (01/27-05/24) #30036 MW 11:15AM-12:40PM JUAREZ M A229
Barbara Salazar, Assistant Dean, Office of Student Success & Retention, LR 120
Tyler Okamoto, Basic Skills Faculty Coordinator, Office of Student Success & Retention, LR 125A
Sergio Guzman, Counselor, Counseling & Student Success, AJ 215
Elizabeth Telles, Clerk Typist, Office of Student Success & Retention, LR 201
You may contact Sergio Guzman by using the Contact Form below: