First launched in spring 2016, the EPIC Learning Community supports college success for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students, including but not limited to Cambodian, Filipino, Hmong, Laotian, Vietnamese, and Samoan American students.  EPIC is open to all students who have an interest in exploring topics related to self-awareness, personal growth, cultural identity, Asian Pacific American History, Political Science, and written and oral communication through the lens of the AAPI experience.

Our Goals

The goal of EPIC is to motivate and prepare today’s EPIC students to become tomorrow’s AAPI leaders through classes and activities that foster educational achievement, personal empowerment, and civic engagement. Our objectives are to identify, recruit, support, and increase the number of AAPI students who complete an Associates Degree and transfer to a four-year university.


EPIC Classes



Communication Studies 1A, Public Speaking, 3.0 units (DELTA/CSU/UC/UOP)
English 2A, Reading and Composition, 3.0 units (DELTA/CSU/UC/UOP)
Counseling 19, Introduction to College and Educational Planning, 1.0 unit (DELTA/CSU/UOP)
Counseling 20, Transition to University Life, 1.0 unit (DELTA/CSU)
History 34, Asian Pacific American History, 3.0 units (DELTA/CSU/UC/UOP)


English 1B, College Composition and Literature, 3.0 units (DELTA/CSU/UC/UOP)
Counseling 8, Education and Interpersonal Growth, 3.0 units (DELTA/CSU)
Political Science 1, American Government, 3.0 units (DELTA/CSU/UC/UOP)


Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a new student or current student who has not taken the EPIC classes
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA and be in good standing with the college
  • Attend an EPIC Orientation Session
  • Make a two-semester commitment
  • Meet with EPIC counselor and complete a Student Education Plan (SEP)
  • Participate in scheduled EPIC activities and EPIC classes