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Old 02-29-2012, 03:04 PM
 
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What are good community colleges?
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:51 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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i can't think of any bad CCs off the top of my head, so they're all probably good.
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:06 PM
 
Location: SoCal, Idaho
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I would say any would be "good" depending on what your objection is.
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:11 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I went to Santa Monica CC (aka Tijuana Tech, Pico Tech, lol) back in the day and thought it was a great college.
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:15 PM
 
Location: SoCal, Idaho
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I went to Santa Monica CC (aka Tijuana Tech, Pico Tech, lol) back in the day and thought it was a great college.
I took a couple summer classes there to transfer to my college to graduate early. Seemed okay, but teachers didn't seem 'into it'. Basically 13th grade.

All I know now is that area is extremely busy. I wouldn't be at all surprised if SMC is overbooked in relation to its size.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:30 PM
 
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Glendale Community College seems to be quite good, I am teaching a night class there. My husband went to Santa Monica Community College and eventually wound up with a Ph.D.... he had a number of instructors he thought were very good.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:35 PM
 
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Hello RelocateMaybe.

You mention in your post that you are teaching a night class in a CC. I have to ask, do you think it is crazy for someone age 50 to return to college to pursue a degree? I don't mean to hijack this thread, but this has been haunting me. I took some language courses, and some other classes as well. Now, I want to do much more.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:40 PM
 
Location: SoCal, Idaho
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Hello RelocateMaybe.

You mention in your post that you are teaching a night class in a CC. I have to ask, do you think it is crazy for someone age 50 to return to college to pursue a degree? I don't mean to hijack this thread, but this has been haunting me. I took some language courses, and some other classes as well. Now, I want to do much more.
I think its a great idea is a) you are doing it to better yourself (gain knowledge) or b) you know without a shadow of a doubt that it will help you get a job or into a career that you'd like.

I've been out of college for several years, but often think about taking a class or two for 'fun' (funny, 5 years ago I would never have guessed i would have said that).

If getting yourself a degree and it won't help you career wise (if you work in an industry that doesn't require one), I would skip it.
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Armsanta Sorad
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If you're looking into construction, then Los Angeles Trade Technical College would do.
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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The worst CC that is close and convenient is better than the best CC that is a hassle commute.
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