What is a Learning Community?

Learning Communities are pairs or clusters of courses that revolve around a theme or major. If you are interested in one of these classes you must enroll in all of the classes in that group. You must enroll in person to determine if you are eligible and receive a counselor’s signature. For more information about Learning Communities, contact the instructor of record listed with the class.

See a complete list of Learning Communities in the current printed schedule of classes. Search the index for "learning communities."  To obtain a Learning Community Request Form click here.

Fall 2017 Learning Communities:

Learning Community #1
  • ENGL-01A College Composition and Reading (sect. 1465), and
  • HIST-17B United States History and California State and Local Govenment (sect. 1953)
Learning Community #2
  • POSC-01 Essentials of American Political System (sect. 1726), and
  • ENGL-01A College Composition and Reading (sect. 1369)
Learning Community #3 (Los Banos)
  • GUID-30 Foundations and Strategies for College (sect. 4357), and
  • GUID-30 Foundations and Strategies for College (sect. 4485)
Learning Community #4 (Mechanized Agriculture)
  • MECH-30 Equipment Mechanics Skills (sect. 9097), and
  • MECH-26 Power Equipment Electrical Systems (sect. 9102), and
  • MECH-22A Diesel Engines (sect. 9100), and
  • MECH-33 Power Equipment Air Conditioning (sect. 9098), and
  • MECH-21 Hydraulics (sect. 9099), and
  • MECH-12 Agriculture Equipment - Fall (sect. 1913)

Learning Community #5 (Automotive Technology)

  • AUTO-32 Wheel Alignment and Suspension (sect. 9137), and
  • AUTO-63 Basic Automotive Electronics for Technicians (sect. 9135), and
  • AUTO-42 Automotive Electrical Systems (sect. 9134), and
  • AUTO-33 Automotive Brake Systems (sect. 9136)

Learning Community #6 (Computer Networking)

  • ELCT-31 Foundations of Electronics - DC and AC Circuits (sect. 9038), and
  • ELCT-40A Networking for Home and Small Businesses (sect. 9039), and
  • ELCT-40B Working at a Small-to-Medium Business or ISP (sect. 9080), and
  • ELCT-44 Electronics Project Design, Fabrication and Repair (sect. 9086), and
  • ELCT-51A Personal Computer Configuration, Assembly and Repair (sect. 9087)

Learning Community #7 (Industrial Electrical Technology)

  • ELCT-41 Industrial Motor and Equipment Control (sect. 9108), and
  • ELCT-52 Introduction to Electricity and Electronics (sect. 9111), and
  • ELCT-55 Electrical Conduit Bending Theory and Techniques (sect. 9112), and
  • INDT-49 Electrical Codes and Ordinances (sect. 9113), and
  • ELCT-42A Principles and Applications of Programmable Logic Controllers (sect. 9094), and
  • ELCT-47 Electrical Motors, Generators, and Transformers, and AC Distribution (sect. 9095), and
  • INDT-25 Fluid Power (sect. 9139)

Learning Community #8 (Welding Technology)

  • WELD-06 Fundamentals of Oxy-Fuel Welding and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (sect. 9044), and
  • WELD-07 Fundamentals of T.I.G. and M.I.G. Welding (sect. 9047), and
  • WELD-40A Introduction Welding Design and Construction (sect. 9124), and
  • WELD-40B Advanced Welding Design and Construction (sect. 9127), and
  • WELD-46 Advanced Arc Welding Procedures (sect. 9128), and
  • DRFT-59 Basic Drafting (sect. 9119)

Learning Community #9 (Drafting)

  • DRFT-04B Introduction to 3D (sect. 9141), and
  • DRFT-04C Introduction to Parametric Modeling (sect. 9387), and
  • DRFT-06 Production Methods (sect. 9125), and
  • INDT-38I Industrial Technology Computer Applications and Literacy (sect. 9088), and
  • DRFT-44 Print Reading and Sketching (sect. 9386)


For more information contact:

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(209) 384-6177