Community Colleges After high school students attend college to further their education. The major step challenges you to choose between a university and community college. According to the College Board, four out of ten graduating high school students start their college careers at a community college. Over one thousand six hundred community colleges serve eleven million students. (Advantages on Fastweb, 2012) I believe community colleges create easier ways to extend your education.
So I enrolled into Lenoir Community College and decided to major Early Childhood Education. I earned my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education in the year two thousand and nine. While I was working on my Associate’s degree I started working at WAGES Head Start as an educare teacher. So when I received my degree I was promoted to a lead teacher with my own classroom. I felt like that was enough for me at the time and so I put off going back to school to get my bachelor’s degree.
I made sure that I would have help around the house while I am going to school, then my oldest daughter told me that she would be so proud to see me succeed my goal. So I checked around for some colleges and I found Ashford University. Even though I will be doing my courses online I will still be a full-time student. I will be going to Ashford University for my Bachelors in Health Care
I chose to attend Southwest Virginia Community College (SWCC) for a number of reasons, and here are my seven main reasons. The first reason is that it is far less expensive to go to SWCC than a regular university. Another reason is SWCC has a smaller campus than a lot of other universities. Additionally, it offers smaller classes, more personal attention, and greater student/teacher interaction. The fourth reason is SWCC’s plentiful automobile parking.
Some people may think that a university provides a higher education than community college. Since many part-time professors work full time at the state university, we're getting the same education, just cheaper. Therefore, the education is mostly the same. Actually, it is easier to transfer to a 4 year than start as a freshman. According to the article “Something to Fall Back On: Community Colleges as a Safety Net” by Kalogrides; he states that “We find that the safety net function of community colleges is especially important for disadvantaged students who are significantly more likely to transfer down or drop out of higher education entirely without completing a Bachelor’s degree.” As what he said, there are many people may not get a university degree for many reasons, or just because they fail to meet accreditation standards.
Abstarct: The essay I decided to write about will help students survial in college. If they choose to follow these fews steps they are in for a sure success. Ericka’s Survival Guide Today school has change from high school to college. We have the option of getting a four year degree from online schools. This is a good think for some people, who don’t have the time to go to a traditional college.
Being at ACLC has allowed me to take class I otherwise couldn’t take at a conventional high school such as English 1A, a course that covers on year of English, at a college level, in a year. I’m also able take beginner piano and all these courses are of no charge to me. Being able to take these courses is a major boost in my chances of getting into college and I am thankful for them though I was very close to walking away from these opportunities and this school. Yes, Alameda High and Encinal students can take classes at College of Alameda but that was only during the summer and they can’t go to Laney or Berkeley for more classes. At ACLC, I could take classes during the school year if my schedule and free periods allowed it.
Mollie Russell Jan. 26 2015 ENG101 How do you feel about Obama proposing that students should have the opportunity to attend community college for free for two years? I feel that this is a very controversial topic and it can go either way. In my opinion, having free community college for students is a good opportunity, but there need to be certain requirements for these students. People can take advantage of this, and by having requirements it stops people from doing that. I have four requirements that need to be met including, 3.0 GPA or higher, 18 or higher on the ACT, 95% attendance, and a high school diploma.
Now that my first semester is almost over it's been a learning experience for me. I had to adjust to moving away from home, attending a different school, studying college level work, and living on my own. Some of the problems that I faced this semester were academics, finances, and personal problems. I had many academic problems in my first semester
) Barriers for the Mature Student The college campuses of today are very different than those of years past, as many mature students are going back to school. These students have different needs than the traditional student they tend to want additional job skills for a new job or continuing education for the position they have now, but a few are still looking for the traditional college degree. Whatever the reason for returning to school the older student faces many challenges that the traditional student does not encounter. When I was a teenager in high school you graduated and went to college, to work, or in my case, started a family. Choosing the family option, I felt that going to college was something I had passed up for my children, but now that my children are grown I am starting college, which I would have never believed this when I was in high school.