Learning Communities

Cohort-based programs

What are they? filler

Learning communities and Special Programs are cohort-based programs that offer exciting experiences and strong support designed to help you be successful in achieving your academic goals! While each program is unique, common features include:

  • Specialized counseling and transfer support
  • Special program-only sections of key courses
  • Enrichment activities like field trips and guest speakers
  • Free tutoring and academic support
  • Opportunities for community involvement
  • Guidance on transfer, financial aid, and scholarship applications

Why should I join?

Students who get connected and get involved early, are more successful and complete their degrees and/or transfer faster than students who don't. By joining programs like the ones below, you will be part of a group of friends, teachers, and counselors who will help you succeed. In short, being a part of a learning community or special program will enhance your experience at LMC!

Below are some of our learning communities & special programs


Mesa Graduates

Math, Engineering & Science Achievement (MESA) is especially for students headed to transfer as majors in math-based fields.

Learn about MESA

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The Transfer Academy supports students as they prepare their foundation for transferring to a 4-year achool.

Learn about the Transfer Academy

Happy Honors students

Provides its high-achieving members an enhanced academic experience.

Learn about the Honors Program

Umoja students

Committed to fostering and enriching the education experience of all students, especially African American and 1st generation college students.

Learn more about Umoja

puente grads

Focused on success for underrepresented students with English and counseling support.

Learn more about Puente