A Learning Community is a small group of students who take two, three or more classes together. The classes are linked by a common theme, and the students share similar academic goals. The classes are usually scheduled back to back, and the faculty work together to coordinate assignments, connect ideas and provide extra support for the students. Students in Learning Communities typically earn higher grades, are more likely to get involved and to complete their degrees

It is a small group of students who are enrolled in the same classes so they can work together to improve learning and to promote success in the classes. Faculty in the Learning Community work together to connect course ideas and assignments.

Research shows that students in Learning Communities earn better grades, have a better understanding of the material, make connections across courses, are more satisfied with their college experience and are more connected to their peers and their campus.

All first-year students who are accepted into an academic program that offers Learning Communities are eligible. For the spring 2019 semester, students who need to take Introduction to Biology, Math, and Composition for admittance into an Allied Health Program can join the Allied Health community.

Future Learning Communities will be offered for Business Management students as well.

You will be taking your required classes with other members of your Learning Community, working together on group projects, engaging in the college community.

No. The course requirements for your classes remain the same for all students. However, students in learning communities should find the learning experience less stressful and more productive through collaboration.

Students in Learning Communities have a specially designed schedule that usually fits classes into a prime schedule. The current schedule for the Spring 2019 Allied Health Learning Community has classes on Tuesday and Thursdays and a Biology lab on Friday mornings.

A transfer school may look favorably on your experience in a Learning Community. Ultimately it is your academic performance that matters most in transfer, and Learning Communities are designed to improve academic performance.

When preparing to register, tell the person scheduling you that you are interested in the Learning Community. They can see if you qualify. For more information email nhtilearningcommunities@ccsnh.edu.

A learning community is a group of students who share common academic goals and plans. Their required courses are linked and focus on common themes and connected learning activities. The students in the Learning Community learn and study together, with support of faculty, who collaborate to help students explore their careers and learn strategies to be successful.

Your Learning Community will partner you with a group of likeminded pre-health students enrolled in the same four linked courses, which will be scheduled into three days. A team of four faculty will work together to integrate concepts and foster your learning and success. In January 2018, the courses in the Learning Community, Examinations, will include:

The class schedule will be offered on just three days (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays).

This spring’s (2019) Learning Community will focus on the theme of Examinations: Looking Closely at Health Careers. Explore what it means to look deeply at our path and to envision our way forward.

For more information email nhtilearningcommunities@ccsnh.edu

Students in Learning Communities:

  • Form stronger connections to classmates and instructors .
  • Earn better grades, drop fewer classes, finish their education more quickly and enjoy college more.
  • Have preferred scheduling and reserved office hours with faculty.
  • Complete Admissions requirements and general education electives needed for Allied Health programs at NHTI.

For more information:

Paula Debonis-Platt
Department Chair
General Studies
(603) 271-6484 x4151
Email