Greater Diversity in Degree Programs
Community colleges were typically known for their relatively generic, liberal arts degree programs, but not any longer. Today’s student can choose from a wide range of two-year degrees, ranging from fine arts to engineering. Many of the degree programs at community colleges today are industry-centric, meaning they focus on training individuals for jobs in the local market. Schools even partner with employers in the community to ensure the training students receive at the community college can take them right into the workforce.
- Solar Energy Technology
- Sustainable Agriculture
- Performing Arts and Music
- Computer Engineering
- Exercise Science
- Nursing and Healthcare
- Manufacturing Engineering
- Not all courses may be offered through the dual-enrollment program, limiting the class choices somewhat for high school students.
- Most schools will require a minimum GPA and recommendations from teachers to gain access to dual-enrollment programs.
- Courses at the college may be offered on weekends or during holidays, limiting the amount of time off the high school students enjoy.
- Grades earned through the dual-enrollment program may become a permanent part of the student’s high school and college transcripts.