Extending the Class (ETC)

Extending the Class (ETC) provides the space, guidance, and structure to successfully enhance student's understanding of the course content. ETC provides weekly study sessions which are led by a student who has recently taken the class from the same instructor and received a high final course grade. Within ETC sessions, students actively engage with their peers from class on material provided by the ETC Leader (which includes helpful study guides, content-based worksheets, and effective practice exams). ETC sessions foster a positive learning environment which not only promote what to learn, but also how to learn. Extend your learning beyond the class by attending ETC today!


Monday - Thursday 
8:00 am - 7:00 pm 

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Phone: 559.442.8216
Email: Ruby Sangha, ETC Coordinator
Location: Tutorial Center (Library)
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Fresno City College
Attn: ETC Library & Student Learning Support Services
1101 E University Avenue
Fresno, CA 93741

Why Should I Attend an ETC session?

  • You will be given the opportunity to review class material under the guidance of a peer who has successfully passed the course with a strong understanding of the course material.
  • Enhance your understanding of the course material through the usage of helpful study guides, content-based worksheets, and effective practice exams created by an ETC Leader.
  • Be part of a positive and comfortable learning environment with peers currently enrolled in your course.
  • Strengthen your existing study skills and learn new techniques to increase your success as a Fresno City College student.
  • Increase your confidence with the course material by discovering not only what to learn, but also how to learn.
  • Increase your sense of belonging to the Fresno City College campus community by engaging in the rich environment of ETC sessions.

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Extending the Class (ETC) Schedule

Below you will find a list of all ETC paired courses and instructors. Please visit us soon for the ETC session schedule.

Paired Classes

Course Instructor
Anthropology 1 Prandini, Kellen
Biology 3 Olsen, Rodney
Biology 3 Johansson, Carl
Biology 5 Dowis, Hawkins
Biology 5 Parker, Joshua
Biology 5 Stewart, Rick
Biology 5 Gennity, Joseph
Biology 5 Denis-Arrue, Nuria
Biology 11A Olsen, Rodney
Biology 20 Stewart, Rick
Biology 20 Shelley, Deborah
Biology 20 Staebler, Diane
Biology 21A Gilbert, Michael
Biology 22 Linder, Colby
Biology 22 Brito, Simone
Chemistry 101P Stavytska-Barba, Marina
Chemistry 1A Henry, Amanda
Chemistry 1A Kawagoe, Jodi
Chemistry 1B Gruet, Karin
Chemistry 3A Yates, Seth
Chemistry 3A Uvarov, Catherine
Chemistry 3A Vellandi, Christian
Child Development 39 Magnia, Martha
Economics 40 Esparza, Nelson
Economics 40 Pankratz, Aaron
Economics 50 Pankratz, Aaron
Geography 7 Meserve, Peter
Geography 8 Meserve, Peter
History 1 Rutishouser, Brian
History 11 Siroky, Allen
History 12 Siroky, Allen
History 12 Gilmore, Paul
History 12 Mask, William
Political Science 2 Johal, Sarbjit
Political Science 2 Joseph, James
Political Science 2 Trezza, Mark
Psychology 36 Moordigian, Bernadette
Sociology 1A Vang, Linda



Want to be an ETC Leader?

The Extending the Class Program is looking for passionate and dedicated students to help serve our campus community. If you are interested in becoming a part of our ETC Team, complete the ETC Leader Application!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • How do I know if my course is paired with ETC?
    • ETC is paired with historically difficult courses at Fresno City College. In other words, ETC is a resource for those courses which are demanding in nature and have low success rates. If ETC is paired with your course, your ETC Leader will give a brief in-class presentation at the beginning of the academic semester. Furthermore, you will receive weekly emails from your assigned ETC Leader which promote the ETC session schedule. You can also view a complete list of all ETC embedded courses and the ETC session schedules by clicking on the link below.
      Fall 2017 ETC Schedule
  • What is the cost of attending an ETC session?
    • ETC is a FREE program available to all students enrolled in ETC paired courses. There is no cost associated with attending ETC sessions.
  • What can I expect from attending an ETC session?
    • Students should expect to receive effective coverage of course material through the usage of carefully tailored worksheets, study guides, and other activities. ETC sessions are structured group study sessions in which students are able to take a hands-on approach to learning. In ETC sessions, students have the opportunity to study course content alongside their peers enrolled in the same course. Furthermore, students can expect to gain the confidence needed to do well in the class.
  • Where are ETC sessions held?
    • ETC sessions are held in classrooms throughout the Fresno City College campus community. We attempt to hold sessions in the same building as the lecture course is held for student convenience.
  • I want to attend ETC, but the ETC session schedule does not fit my availability. What should I do?
    • Although we attempt, it is very difficult to make a schedule which accommodates each student's availability. If your ETC Leader's session times do not fit with your availability, we recommend attempting to connect with your ETC Leader before or after class. You can also connect with a peer from class who attends ETC and seek their insight on what was covered in the previous ETC session. Also, do not forget to utilize your instructor as a resource. By attending your instructor's office hours, you can receive assistance with strengthening your understanding of the course content.
  • I attended an ETC session and my ETC Leader would not give me the answers to the questions I asked. Why is that?
    • In ETC, we believe in you. We want to build you as a scholar and ensure you have a thorough understanding of the course material. By simply giving you the answers, we would not be preparing you for long-term success. ETC Leaders are trained to guide you through the process of learning, by giving you effective tools and positive encouragement.

  • I have a question or concern. Who should I contact?
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