First Year Experience

Learning Communities

Participating in a Learning Community can have a powerful, positive effect on your academic achievement. SLCC offers several Learning Communities to help you succeed through interdisciplinary studies, personalized attention, and relationship-building.

Contested Narratives/Radical America

Register for this course online through MyPage

This learning community invites you to:

  • Explore contested narratives and radical ideas in US history
  • Experience and create various forms of compositions

Learn more about Contested Narratives/Radical America

Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character

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This learning community is for you if you:

  • Are an Education major
  • Want to increase your basic analytical and writing skills

Learn more about Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character

Bruin Steppers Program

Application and admission required

This program is for you if you:

  • Place into both Reading 0900 and Writing 0900 in your first or second semester at SLCC
  • Want to take the next step to improve your life in the classroom

Learn more about Bruin Steppers

Core Explore

Application and admission required

This is a new program that invites you to take general education and program courses with other students who share your academic interests. 

  • Progress towards completing your general education 
  • Experience a small and supportive learning environment
  • Develop relationships with your peers, academic advisor, and faculty
  • Programs of study include:
    • History/Anthropology/Political Science
    • Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics

Learn more about Core Explore

GenEd Step Ahead

Application and admission required

This program is for students who wish to focus on their general education and are dedicated to complete the requirements in two semesters.

  • Complete your general education courses at one location
  • Take courses back-to-back either during the morning or evening hours
  • Study and learn with a close-knit group of peers

Learn more about GenEd Step Ahead