Community College: Is It Right For You

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Wiley, Sep 5, 2006 - Study Aids - 246 pages
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Community College: Is It Right for You? helps you answer that question realistically.



A practical alternative to more expensive four-year colleges and universities, community colleges are hot! At community colleges, you can get fast-track training for high-demand jobs; earn a certificate or an associate's degree; build your skills, confidence, and college credits before transferring to a four-year institution; enhance your abilities for your current job; or re-tool for a career change. Over 11 million students of all ages and backgrounds enroll in community colleges every year. Should you join them?

This one-of-a-kind guide helps you decide. It describes the community college experience and covers the benefits of attending a community college, how to apply, how to afford it (including the scoop on financial aid), where a community college education can lead, and more. Whether you're considering community college as a springboard to further education, a launchpad for a promising career, or a way to enhance your skills for today's competitive job market, you'll learn what to expect and what to do if you decide community college is right for you.

Packed with practical information, this book includes:
* Snapshots--Profiles of and interviews with community college students
* Real-Life, Expert Advice--Insights and tips from community college students, faculty, and staff
* Fast Facts--Surprising tidbits of information about community colleges
* Reality Checks--Helpful questions to ask as you consider your options


Community College: Is It Right for You? could be one of the most helpful educational books you'll ever read!

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About the author (2006)

Dr. Susan H. Stafford is an anthropologist and writer from Alexandria, Virginia, with more than fifteen years of fundraising and communications experience in higher education and not-for-profit organizations. She has also worked in immigration and refugee affairs for the federal government and social service agencies. Dr. Stafford earned her doctorate in anthropology from New York University.

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