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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

Fred W Eberle Technical Center
Rte 5 Box 2, Buckhannon, WV 26201.
Fred W Eberle Technical Center Phone Number(304) 472-1259 146.12 mile
Fairmont State University
1201 Locust Ave, Fairmont, WV 26554.
Fairmont State University Phone Number(304) 367-4000 144.9 mile
Pierpont Community and Technical College
1201 Locust Ave, Fairmont, WV 26554.
Pierpont Community and Technical College Phone Number(304) 367-4692 144.9 mile
Monongalia County Technical Education Center
1000 Mississippi St, Morgantown, WV 26501.
Monongalia County Technical Education Center Phone Number(304) 291-9240 139.59 mile
West Virginia University
University Ave, Morgantown, WV 26506.
West Virginia University Phone Number(304) 293-0111 138.62 mile
California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Ave, California, PA 15419.
California University of Pennsylvania Phone Number(724) 938-4400 146.22 mile
Fayette County Area Vocational-Technical School-Practical Nursing Program
175 Georges Fairchance Rd, Uniontown, PA 15401.
Fayette County Area Vocational-Technical School-Practical Nursing Program Phone Number(724) 437-2721 133.43 mile
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Fayette- Eberly Campus
One University Dr Route 119 North, Uniontown, PA 15401.
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Fayette- Eberly Campus Phone Number(724) 430-4100 133.43 mile
Westmoreland County Community College
145 Pavilion Ln, Youngwood, PA 15697.
Westmoreland County Community College Phone Number(724) 925-4000 138.64 mile
University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg
150 Finoli Dr, Greensburg, PA 15601.
University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg Phone Number(724) 837-7040 139.45 mile
Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA 24450.
Virginia Military Institute Phone Number(540) 464-7207 138 mile
Garrett College
687 Mosser Rd, McHenry, MD 21541.
Garrett College Phone Number(301) 387-3000 106.21 mile
Central Virginia Community College
3506 Wards Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502.
Central Virginia Community College Phone Number(434) 832-7600 149.31 mile