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Learning Communities

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Apply Now for Humanities Mellon Scholars Program for Fall 2022


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.

Check out all our learning communities descriptions below and ask a counselor about which one may be best for you!

Honors Transfer Program

Experience specialized courses, special focus seminars, exposure to exciting cultural opportunities, and transfer scholarship opportunities. You are in good hands with the Honors Institute. Our very own counselors, faculty and staff will work with you every step of the way.


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 1A



The Program for Readiness and Exploration in STEM (PRE-STEM) is a learning community focused on increasing persistence and retention in STEM fields.

To get started in summer, attend our tuition-free, intensive three-week TechCore Summer Institute!


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 1A


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