Learning Communities

Learning Communities

A learning community is a combination of courses linked together around a common topic or theme with assignments that cut across courses. A learning community is one educational model that serves to enhance teaching and learning.  Instructors and counselors work together to design new ways to teach students in learning communities with ongoing collaboration and cross-instruction throughout the semester. This faculty “team” approach complements the educational experience in a way that connects learning across subjects.

Why does Delaware Technical Community College offer learning communities?

Studies across the nation have shown learning communities improve learning and student success. While that’s reason enough, students also say they get to know their classmates and instructors better, and they enjoy the classes more than “stand alone” courses. Research indicates students persist in college if the learning experience is meaningful, deeply engaging and relevant to their lives. By offering learning communities, Delaware Tech is demonstrating its commitment to creating a culture of student success.

You can:

  • Make good friends
  • Jump right into campus life
  • Build supportive relationships with your peers and instructors
  • Learn more, and have fun doing it
  • Get better grades
  • Fulfill your degree requirements

By registering for a Delaware Tech Learning Community!

Featured Learning Communities

Healthy Habits II

  • Courses: ENG090, MAT012, SSC100
    Description: This 10-credit developmental learning community focuses on students in public health career fields such as nursing, paramedics, and other allied health pathways. Activities and readings focus on promotion of full-body wellness and a healthy lifestyle as well as how those in the healthcare industry can help facilitate healthy choices in the lives of their patients, family, and friends.
    Location offered:  Dover campus

Fueling Up for Success in College and Careers

  • Courses: AUT114, SSC101
    Description: This 4-credit learning community gives students an introduction to their potential career path in Automotive Technology while the support course teaches them about making informed career decisions.
    Location offered:  Stanton campus

Stress Less

  • Courses: EXS225, EXS230
    Description: This 8-credit learning community is offered for students enrolled in the Exercise Science program. The courses include EXS225: Advanced Exercise Testing and EXS230: Health Fitness Instruction. In this learning community students learn techniques for assessing cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, body composition, muscular strength, and pulmonary capacity. Safety guidelines and precautions are emphasized. This community presents the information covered in the ACSM Health/Fitness Instructor certification examination as well as the scientific foundations of physical activity and fitness, nutrition, body composition, weight management, components of fitness, exercise prescription, and exercise programming.
    Location offered:  Wilmington campus

Day Tripping Across Delmarva

  • Courses:  ENG090, MAT012, SSC100
    Description: This 10-credit learning community is designed for students who need Reading and Writing, Review of Math Fundamentals, and First-Year Seminar. Class activities and assignments will center on visits to sites in Delaware, Maryland, or Virginia. Students and instructors will participate in at least one field trip experience as well as on-campus co-curricular activities.
    Location offered:  Georgetown campus

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Campus-Specific Learning Communities Information
Dover
Contact

Bonnie Ceban
Learning Communities Coordinator
bceban@dtcc.edu
(302) 857-1233

Georgetown
Contact

Gail Charrier
Learning Communities Coordinator
gcharrie@dtcc.edu
(302) 259-6516

Stanton
Contact

Lou Spinelli
Learning Communities Coordinator
lou.spinelli@dtcc.edu
(302) 453-3073

Wilmington
Contact

Liz Kelleher
Learning Communities Coordinator
ekellehe@dtcc.edu
(302) 571-5388