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Learning Communities

The TCC Learning Communities are groups (cohorts) of students who take two or three courses together. In this dynamic and progressive model, professors work together to create connections between classes and assignments, and they bring that connection to students. It's an optional program, but a great way for students to enter college life, make friends, and get lots of support as you work to achieve your goals. 

Why Join a Learning Community?

  • Get to know people and make friends in your major or area of interest right away
  • Develop a supportive network with other students, peer mentors, and professors
  • Complete needed credits for your major in a supportive environment
  • Complete exciting projects that are  linked to your major and community

TCC offers Learning Communities in six various fields that are designed to fit your career or educational pathway. 

Contact us

Interested in joining a Learning Community? 

Contact your advisor or Sabine Endicott at  or 1-253-566-5251.


TCC Learning Communities 

Be part of something great. Join a community at TCC, and get the most out of college. 

Food, Reading, Writing & YOU 

Complete English requirements in the context of food related issues in Pierce County. Do some action research. Fits all majors, and is great for students entering medical fields. 

Become a S.T.A.R.S. Scholar

Engage in identity based curriculum taught by faculty of color who will serve as models and mentors for academic success. Fits all majors and fulfills all distribution requirements. 

Become a Research Scholar 

Become involved in community-based research. Students will design, implement and execute a research project from start to finish. Fits all majors and fulfills all distribution requirements.



Explore your quality of life and well-being. Learn how to change your brain to increase happiness. Fits all majors. 

Your Culture, Your Life

We see fear and unfair treatment of people in society everywhere.  Come explore individual and cultural patterns and better paths forward. Fits all majors and fulfills all distribution requirements. 

Research is Everywhere 

Become a skilled researcher and writer in all of your college classes. Explore exciting contemporary issues. Fits all majors.


Students love TCC Learning Communities!


Before this class, I was scared of science. I was never any good at it, but now I am thinking of studying science, maybe even marine biology. ”

Sarah W., Science Learning Community

This class felt like a home to me. We became close like a family and I knew I could always rely on my classmates. ”

Arrik B., Science and English Learning Community

I liked how the teachers connected their assignments and knew how to support me – I actually enjoyed coming to class. ”

Randy J., English and Human Development Learning Community


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