Learning Communities


Student Learning Communities

A learning community is a way for students to enroll in one or more courses that are “packaged” together.  These courses are taught by supportive instructors and counselors who work closely with each other and the students to help students develop the confidence and tools they need to succeed. 

“Enrolling in a Learning Community at Long Beach City College was the best decision I ever made!” - Phillip Diaz, Student


  • Increased Academic & Personal Success - Research shows that participation in learning communities increases student’s academic and personal success.  Learning community students develop supportive relationships with each other, understand more of what they are learning in the classroom, and feel more connected to the campus.
  • Tutoring Assistance - Our programs direct you to tutoring assistance and instruction to promote your academic success.
  • Academic, Personal, & Career Counseling - Our caring counselors assist students with educational planning, career exploration, transfer opportunities, and personal counseling.
  • Orientation to Campus Life - Various workshops and events are available to enhance a student’s college experience.  Events may include new student orientation, guest speakers, cultural awareness workshops, social/networking opportunities, and more.
  • Financial Aid & Scholarship Assistance - We offer various workshops or one-on-one counseling sessions to answer any questions students might have about financial aid or scholarships.
  • Counseling Courses - These courses provide students with the tools and strategies to become successful and may include Orientation for College Success (COUNS 1), Career Exploration (COUNS 48), College Study Techniques (COUNS 49), and more.
  • Transfer Workshops & College/University Tours - Our faculty & staff are here to provide students with resources and information about transferring to CSU, UC, & private universities.  College/University tours are also available.
  • Computer Training/Lab Access - Students have access to computer labs on campus to check email, print assignments, or to do research.

Umoja Scholars Program

Umoja, (a Kiswahili word meaning unity) is a community and resource dedicated to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of African American and other students. The goal of the UMOJA Scholars community is to help students build a strong community as the foundation for their academic journey. Your voice and experiences matter. Through course offerings, social events, college tours and student services we celebrate your diversity, encourage your intellectual contributions and promote your academic achievement.