When students are deciding how to pursue higher education, they may not initially think community colleges. Community colleges should not be overlooked. Community colleges help students develop necessary academic skills and often lead to a more fulfilling, better-paying career. One of the biggest community college benefits is its cost compared to universities. To save money some students attend community college for a couple of years to get pre-requisites completed and then transfer to a university. Some community colleges also offer four-year bachelor’s programs, students could ultimately save even more money by attending one of these community colleges. Community colleges offer more flexibility when picking class times. Community colleges usually offer more evening classes and may even have options for weekend classes. One of the biggest benefits of the flexibility at community colleges versus universities is that students can pace themselves and take lighter class loads to accommodate their schedules or jobs. Community colleges gives many students the opportunity to explore different subjects before committing to a particular path. There are plenty of community college benefits and attending one can be an advantage for students whether they decide to move on to a university or not. In this podcast episode, a former student tells us what it has been like at Glendale Community College.
Author: Guadalupe Castro
Guadalupe was born in Phoenix, Arizona. Having grown up in sweltering temperatures during the summer he spent most of his summer days out by the pool with a sketch pad in hand; he would draw his environments the best he could. Over the course of time Guadalupe became fascinated with street art and lettering. Eventually, he was drawn to Digital Art predominantly due to the unrestricting component of creating designs digitally. Guadalupe has started pursuing an Associates in Digital Media Arts at Glendale Community College. After graduating Guadalupe would like to find placement as a Junior Graphic Designer in a small reputable organization.