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Old 09-26-2012, 02:58 PM
 
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I personally don't like it. I hope this is just a rumor.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:15 PM
 
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"Community college" = "technical college" for all intents and purposes. I actually prefer the name change to community college, as most of the country refers to two-year colleges this way.

I agree that a move to a four year school is likely not too far in the future.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:32 PM
 
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Agreed. It is cheesy sounding to me.
Both "community college" and "tech" sound equally bad to me. University of Greenville....not even sure that sounds good. I think they should take Greenville out of the name totaaly and come up with a regional name. Anytime a college has a city name, it sounds rinky dink.....Boston College and College of Charleston being exceptions.
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:10 PM
 
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Meh.... I stand by my suggestion!
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:16 PM
 
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No link, but I heard it yesterday from the horses mouth, someone that is on the actual committee. It's actually been changed already on a few websites.
As Greenville Technical College has not made any official announcement yet regarding a name change to Greenville Community College, the name change will remain a rumor. If a name change is to occur, it could occur at the start of the next academic year, autumn 2013.

Regardless of a name change, being technical or community, the college provides many two-year associate degree programs. Credits earned can transfer to four-year bachelor degree programs.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:38 PM
 
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As Greenville Technical College has not made any official announcement yet regarding a name change to Greenville Community College, the name change will remain a rumor. If a name change is to occur, it could occur at the start of the next academic year, autumn 2013.

Regardless of a name change, being technical or community, the college provides many two-year associate degree programs. Credits earned can transfer to four-year bachelor degree programs.

Why, because you said so? You argue with a lot of people on this board. I told you, I heard it directly from someone that is on the board that made the decision, he sighted Spartanburg Community Colleges decision to do the same as a major factor; uniformity. It has already been updated in some of Greenville Tech Library's database search engines. I could not care less if you believe me or not.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:13 PM
 
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No, it is not because I said so, but the fact nothing has been announced officially yet. If the name change will occur and soon, we have a heads up.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:50 AM
 
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Why, because you said so? You argue with a lot of people on this board. I told you, I heard it directly from someone that is on the board that made the decision, he sighted Spartanburg Community Colleges decision to do the same as a major factor; uniformity. It has already been updated in some of Greenville Tech Library's database search engines. I could not care less if you believe me or not.
Give me a screenshot of where it shows up on the Greenville Tech Library database search engines and I'll believe you. Until then I'll wait for something concrete.
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:08 PM
 
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"Community college" = "technical college" for all intents and purposes. I actually prefer the name change to community college, as most of the country refers to two-year colleges this way.

I agree that a move to a four year school is likely not too far in the future.

Moving to a 4 year school just doesn't seem like a great idea but I don't know. That's not really my area of expertise. The intent of this kind of school is often different than degrees at traditional 4 year schools (or if you are in a track that is similar to a 4 year school, it is used to then move on for the final 2-3 years at a traditional 4 year school). Often the kinds of degrees offered at a technical college like this work best with only 2 years of school and then moving into the field to get the experience you need since real world / field experience is worth 5x as much as what you'll learn in the classroom.

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Old 09-27-2012, 12:54 PM
 
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Moving to a 4 year school just doesn't seem like a great idea but I don't know. That's not really my area of expertise. The intent of this kind of school is often different than degrees at traditional 4 year schools (or if you are in a track that is similar to a 4 year school, it is used to then move on for the final 2-3 years at a traditional 4 year school). Often the kinds of degrees offered at a technical college like this work best with only 2 years of school and then moving into the field to get the experience you need since real world / field experience is worth 5x as much as what you'll learn in the classroom.
I agree, but mostly because community colleges are known to be affordable alternatives to more expensive colleges, and they seem to be more accessible to residents. Personally, I think they should have stayed with Technical College. The name sounds more relevant and more prestigious.
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