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Old 02-02-2008, 12:37 PM
 
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I don't want to go to community college /university in the town closest to roper, North Carolina. Instead i want to move into a city and attend school. Greenville is the closest. I would like to move to either Greenville, charlotte or asheville. I was just wondering which would be the best city to move considering that i'm 18 years old.
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Old 02-02-2008, 02:53 PM
 
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I would suggest that you apply to the colleges FIRST and see which ones accept you. If you move to Greenville, but ECU turns down your application, then you would be facing another move. Apply first, get accepted, and if you are accepted at all schools you apply to - then you can make the decision of which city you would prefer!

In the Raleigh area there are many choices! Raleigh is a wonderful city and is the capital of NC. Within 30 miles of each other you will find:
NC State University
UNC-Chapel Hill
Duke University

What do you plan to study? Maybe you should research which school fits best with your career goals, rather than concentrating on which 'city' to move to.
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Old 02-02-2008, 06:43 PM
 
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I was thinking something along the lines of Auto mechanic or construction worker.
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Old 02-02-2008, 08:25 PM
 
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I was thinking something along the lines of Auto mechanic or construction worker.
Most of the employment options you list are generally not covered by the U. of N.C. system. The community college system is designed to teach the students the skills they will need when going into the trades as a life's work. Carpenter, Electrician, Auto Mechanic, Brick Layer, Chef, these vocations are addressed in Community colleges. The state university system is better geared toward Teachers, Engineers, Chemists, Physicists, Doctors, Lawyers, Writers, or Architects. Greensboro with Guilford Technical Community College would afford you the larger metropolitan area without being so big as to swallow you whole. There would be a diverse entertainment spectrum and a wide variety of educational opportunites at the same time. Greensboro has 2 universities, several colleges and a good community college system and is fairly well geared toward youth.

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Old 02-02-2008, 09:13 PM
 
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Although u gave me some options for community college i want to do two more years in university to help me get a better job. Any universities i would go to in greensboro that would offer me further education for Auto mechanics upon completion of community college
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Old 02-03-2008, 01:10 AM
 
Location: NC, USA
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Although u gave me some options for community college i want to do two more years in university to help me get a better job. Any universities i would go to in greensboro that would offer me further education for Auto mechanics upon completion of community college
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Well, yes. You could always take book keeping and general business courses, always come in handy if you plan to go into business for yourself, you come out a lot cheaper if you know how to do your own books.
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:51 PM
 
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Dusty: It looks like you and I have been 'suckered' by Headache. Let's see.....how many auto mechanics and/or construction workers out there have four year college degrees? Hmmmmmm.....I'm thinking - NONE!!!

Oh well, at least we gave our best effort to help!
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Old 02-04-2008, 08:48 PM
 
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So how do i make it as a mechanic after doing two years of community and then another additional two years in university to get a better education equalin better job?
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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Somebody above mentioned business courses. You could go to a four-year University, major in business, and gain experience in auto or construction via a job while you're in college. Your long-term goal could then be owning a construction company or body shop. You'd know the "nuts and bolts" as well as the managerial/business aspects...

Your four-year, public school options in the cities you mentioned would then be East Carolina, UNC-Charlotte, or UNC-Asheville.
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