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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

Schenectady County Community College
78 Washington Ave, Schenectady, NY 12305.
Schenectady County Community College Phone Number(518) 381-1200 147.79 mile
Albany BOCES-Adult Practical Nursing Program
900 Watervliet Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12205.
Albany BOCES-Adult Practical Nursing Program Phone Number(518) 862-4800 140.29 mile
SUNY at Albany
1400 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12206.
SUNY at Albany Phone Number(518) 442-3300 137.81 mile
SUNY Empire State College
1 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
SUNY Empire State College Phone Number(518) 587-2100 144.14 mile
Washington Saratoga Warren Hamilton Essex BOCES-Practical Nursing
15 Henning Rd, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
Washington Saratoga Warren Hamilton Essex BOCES-Practical Nursing Phone Number(518) 581-3550 144.14 mile
Columbia-Greene Community College
4400 New York 23, Hudson, NY 12534.
Columbia-Greene Community College Phone Number(518) 828-4181 136.03 mile
Adirondack Community College
640 Bay Rd, Queensbury, NY 12804.
Adirondack Community College Phone Number(518) 743-2200 146.52 mile
Hudson Valley Community College
80 Vandenburgh Ave, Troy, NY 12180.
Hudson Valley Community College Phone Number(518) 629-4822 132.83 mile
Rensselaer BOCES-School of Practical Nursing
35 Colleen Rd, Troy, NY 12180.
Rensselaer BOCES-School of Practical Nursing Phone Number(518) 266-9033 132.83 mile
Henry Abbott Technical High School
21 Hayestown Ave, Danbury, CT 6811.
Henry Abbott Technical High School Phone Number(203) 797-4460 137.64 mile
Norwalk Community College
188 Richards Ave, Norwalk, CT 6850.
Norwalk Community College Phone Number(203) 857-7060 149.17 mile
Western Connecticut State University
181 White St, Danbury, CT 6810.
Western Connecticut State University Phone Number(203) 837-8200 137.63 mile
Berkshire Community College
1350 West St, Pittsfield, MA 1201.
Berkshire Community College Phone Number(413) 499-4660 113.12 mile