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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.

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


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.


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



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;


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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Counseling Center


Student Services Building 8300, Room 8302


Main Campus and Sunnyvale Center Open Tuesday, Nov. 20

Due to improved conditions and anticipated rain, Foothill College and Sunnyvale Center will be open Tuesday, Nov. 20. Face masks will be available at the Health Center, Library, Stem Center and TLC.

Campus Open Tuesday, Nov. 20