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Community Colleges

Find What You Need at a Community College

In the past, some community colleges have had a bad reputation. Not understanding the role of the community colleges, people might consider them to be a "lesser" learning institute. That is really not the case for the local community college.

In fact, community colleges are some of the best places to get a degree or to start your educational career. The affordability of the classes is part of the appeal of attending a community college. Community colleges were first begun to offer college level courses to the local community, thus the name.

Over the years, the community college has evolved to be a place for students to begin their college career or to train for a specific career. Starting out a community college gives some students who did not think they were all that interested in higher education a chance to get their feet wet, so to speak.

There are a wide variety of options for study at any given community college, from vocational or technical training to degree transfer programs. Many community colleges work with the nearby colleges or universities to offer a smooth transition to complete a degree.

Another factor to put into the mix is the kind of career you are looking for. While some jobs may require a full four-year degree, there are many others that do not. Career satisfaction should not just be based on the requirement for a four-year degree. Career satisfaction depends greatly on how much the individual enjoys their career.

One appeal of a community college is when the classes are offered. Many community colleges were formed to offer education options for persons who were already engaged in a career. By offering classes at night and on weekends, suddenly education opportunities were opened for working people.

If you are concerned about paying for college, community colleges make it easier to work and take classes at the same time. Usually community colleges are able to offer their courses at a much lower rate the four-year residential, private or public colleges and universities. This path for education may be a good fit with your needs.

Directory of Community Colleges

Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre
Old Route 115, Back Mountain, PA 18627.
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre Phone Number(570) 675-2171 143.78 mile
Luzerne County Community College
1333 S Prospect St, Nanticoke, PA 18634.
Luzerne County Community College Phone Number(570) 740-0200 142.53 mile
Hazleton Area Career Center
1451 W 23rd St, Hazleton, PA 18202.
Hazleton Area Career Center Phone Number(570) 459-3221 142.55 mile
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton
76 University Dr, Hazleton, PA 18202.
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton Phone Number(570) 450-3000 142.55 mile
Reading Area Community College
10 S 2nd St, Reading, PA 19602.
Reading Area Community College Phone Number(610) 372-4721 149.9 mile
Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center
1 Schoolhouse Rd, Dimock, PA 18816.
Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center Phone Number(570) 278-9229 142.51 mile
Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center Practical Nursing
350 Jumper Rd, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center Practical Nursing Phone Number(570) 822-6539 135.79 mile
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
15200 Kutztown Rd, Kutztown, PA 19530.
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Phone Number(610) 683-4000 137.81 mile
Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County
3201 Rockwell Ave, Scranton, PA 18508.
Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County Phone Number(570) 346-8728 126.18 mile
Montgomery County Community College-West Campus
101 College Dr, Pottstown, PA 19464.
Montgomery County Community College-West Campus Phone Number(610) 718-1800 138.51 mile
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Worthington Scranton
120 Ridgeview Dr, Dunmore, PA 18512.
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Worthington Scranton Phone Number(570) 963-2500 123.82 mile
Lehigh Carbon Community College
4525 Education Park Dr, Schnecksville, PA 18078.
Lehigh Carbon Community College Phone Number(610) 799-2121 126.98 mile
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
S High St & University Ave, West Chester, PA 19382.
West Chester University of Pennsylvania Phone Number(610) 436-1000 147.98 mile