Learning Communities

First Year Communities
 
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Academic Support Groups for First-Year Parkland College Students
Everyone needs a place to belong and grow strong academically.
Parkland offers "First Year Communities," support groups for freshmen with similar goals. Students in each community:
  • take the same courses linked together as ONE course: ENG 099 (writing) and CCS 099 (reading)
  • have readings/activities (integrated in the linked course) that focus on business, health professions, and other program course content
  • save tuition dollars by taking the linked course
  • study together
  • have fun together at Parkland-sponsored social activities like movie nights and barbeques
  • receive extra help with studies/career guidance from teachers and advisors
To join one of the following communities, contact Pam Lau at 217/373-3709 or plau@parkland.edu.

Business Student First Year Community
CCS 099 (a reading course) is taken along with BUS 101. Reading strategies and study skills are related to what is required to excel as a student in a business, marketing and management major.
 
 
 

 
Health Professions First Year Community
Linked course work focuses on health-preparatory science topics. Course assignments prepare you for future required courses such as BIO 121 and CHEM 106. You’ll take this linked course in Parkland’s H wing, home of its popular Health Professions programs. Note: Students joining this community are strongly encouraged to register for PSY 109 in the fall.
 
 
 
Together We Achieve: A First Year Community
Everyone needs a place to belong and grow strong academically.
Together We Achieve may just be that place for you at Parkland College.Together We Achieve (TWA) is a First Year Community designed to address the needs and interests of African-American male first-year students at Parkland College.
 
 
Friendship • Support • Teamwork • Goals = Success and your degree.
 
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