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Center for Transitional Learning

The mission of the Center for Transitional Learning (CTL) is to provide instruction and to support first-year college success. Instructional areas include Reading, Developmental Writing, First-Year Experience, English for Speakers of Other Languages, and Adult Basic Education/GED Preparation.

We fulfill our mission by providing a positive learning environment that supports the exploration and development of students' unique capabilities. Our purpose is to help native and non-native English-speaking students realize their potential for academic, professional, and personal success. We also partner with academic advisors and counselors to provide individualized academic assistance. The CTL houses one counselor dedicated to students enrolling in its programs.

We value:

  • The use of current, progression, innovative methods in small class settings to teach Reading, Writing, ESL, and Academic First Year Experience.
  • The richness of the English language and the importance of linguistic competence.
  • Standards of excellence that prepare students for academic, professional and personal success.
  • The expertise and sensitivity that faculty, staff, and administrators use to help students identify and overcome obstacles in their paths to lifelong learning.
  • Collaboration with other academic departments and college services which support an integrated educational experience.

In order to successfully achieve its mission, the Center for Transitional Learning offers courses in the following programs:

Academic First-Year Experience: Courses focus on topics that promote personal growth and assist with academic and career goals.

Developmental Writing: This program consists of courses ranging from basic skill instruction through pre-college, leading to college readiness in writing.

English for Speakers of Other Languages: This program is designed for students who grew up speaking a language other than English as their primary language. Classes prepare students for successful transition into academic programs at LCC, transfer, and the workplace.

Foundations for Success: A non-credit program designed to teach essential reading and writing skills and to introduce the student to the foundations of a successful student life. It also serves to prepare students for high school completion exams, such as the GED.

Reading: This comprehensive reading program offers skill instruction and practice to support success in academic course work.

For more information or assistance with courses in the Center for Transitional Learning, please contact us at:

Or by visiting any of the Arts and Sciences Division Service Centers conveniently located on the downtown campus:

  • Gannon Building - GB 131
  • Arts & Sciences Building - A&S 103, A&S 107, A&S 201, A&S 301

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Center for Transitional Learning
Arts & Sciences Building, Room 107
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