Community College Advantages

Community College Advantages
If you happen to​ be fortunate enough to​ live in​ a​ community that has a​ community college you should really make the time in​ your schedule to​ check and see what kind of​ classes they can offer that can help you advance your education and your career .​
You might be amazed at​ the different types of​ courses you can take even on the community college level .​
I​ know that I​ have found some of​ the courses that are offered and the degree of​ learning that takes place to​ be quite impressive .​
I​ think that many people who have in​ the past disregarded the important role that community colleges play in​ providing an​ affordable venue for learning will be quite amazed as​ well.
Community colleges have an​ undeserved reputation for inferiority when this could not be further from the truth .​
a​ good many of​ the nations nurses are products of​ community college educations .​
In many states, the associates degree nursing programs are quite rigorous and provide more clinical experience than most bachelor's degree nursing programs .​
This means that students graduating nursing school with an​ associates degree in​ nursing are often better prepared to​ deal with patient care than those who have the 'superior degree' .​
This by no means is​ meant to​ disparage B .​
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Nursing students at​ all .​
In fact, most hospitals will not even consider you a​ candidate for an​ administrative nursing position unless you have the Bachelor's degree .​
This is​ only meant to​ point out that associates degree programs can be quite competitive and inclusive despite common misconceptions.
Of course there are other benefits to​ learning on the community college level, at​ least for the first two years of​ your education .​
One of​ those benefits that speaks volumes to​ me is​ the fact that teachers in​ community colleges are dedicated to​ teaching .​
They are not working on their own research or​ books .​
They are there for the purpose of​ helping you achieve your goals, which means you aren't an​ interruption in​ their pursuit of​ their own goals .​
Community colleges also offer an​ excellent buffer for students who may not have been on top of​ their game academically in​ high school or​ those who are returning to​ college after a​ long absence from academia .​
You won't find the large auditorium classes on the community college level that major universities are famous for offering .​
You also won't find that teachers do not have time for their students .​
There is​ a​ lower teacher to​ student ratio in​ community colleges so that professors will have time to​ address the needs of​ students.
Another benefit is​ that even if​ you do not go on to​ get your four year degree after completing your community college education you will find that your earning potential is​ significantly improved over those who do not have at​ least a​ two-year college education .​
Research also indicates that students who complete a​ two-year degree program at​ a​ community college are more likely to​ finish and get a​ four-year degree than those students who begin their educational experience at​ a​ four-year university.
There are a​ few problems that can be associated with a​ community college education and you should take note of​ these so that they do not become a​ problem for you .​
First of​ all, some universities do not accept many of​ the courses that are offered on the community college level as​ transfer credits .​
Make sure that you know what courses are required for the university that you are planning to​ transfer to​ in​ order to​ avoid this .​
You also may find that you are limited on the courses you can take and the times in​ which they will be available .​
Make sure that you have all the limited courses well ahead of​ time so that you aren't taking another year of​ classes in​ order to​ graduate.
All in​ all, a​ community college education can be just as​ enlightening as​ a​ university education if​ you enter into the process with an​ open mind and a​ willingness to​ learn .​
I​ hope you take advantage of​ this much less expensive option before moving on to​ university courses if​ possible.

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