community provides a supportive learning network for business students
in ENG 099 (writing) and CCS 099 (reading). Parkland College’s Business
Student First Year Community can combine these two courses into ONE
course, with readings that focus on course content from BUS 101,
Introduction to Business. Students only pay for 4 credit hours instead
of 6 by taking this integrated course.Criminal JusticeThis
community is for students ready to take ENG 099 (writing) and CCS 099
(reading). Parkland College’s Criminal Justice Student First Year
Community can combine these two courses into ONE course, with readings
that focus on course content from CJS 101, Introduction to Criminal
Justice. Students only pay for 4 credit hours instead of 6 by taking
this integrated course.Health ProfessionsIn the HP
First Year Community, students take both ENG 099 (writing) and CCS 099
(reading) as ONE linked course, with course work that focuses on
health-preparatory science topics. Assignments from this class prepare students for required
courses such as BIO 121 and CHEM 106. As a part of this community,
students learn and grow in courses with the same group of students.
Note: Students joining this community are strongly encouraged to
register for PSY 109 in fall.Together We Achieve (TWA)TWA
is a First Year Community designed to address the needs and interests
of African-American male first-year students at Parkland College. This
community provides support in reading and writing, and centers on Dr.
Willie Fowler’s dynamic American Government class. As part of TWA,
students support each other in courses and enjoy opportunities to
participate in cookouts, movie nights, and lunches. Peer mentoring and
lots of academic support are built into this unique learning
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