Schenectady County Community College
Schenectady, NY, USA

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Schenectady County Community College
3.43 Average Rating

Kristina from Burnt Hills, NY

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Human Resources Mgt. may be boring but I've learned extremely useful information that I'll use for the rest of my career. It applies to any job. I've found that all the classes are very useful. You may think you're definitely back of the house but when you take dining room and banquet (both required) you may find that front of the house isn't too bad either. I liked it very much and so have others that used to think they just preferred back of the house.
Bang for the buck
Also, in terms of Culinary Arts, my education here is just as good or better than a college where their cost is 30k+ a year. There are plenty of internship opportunities where SCCC kids are recommended for placement first before other schools.
Tips for prospective students
If you're going for baking, you'll find that the first year of school is mostly cooking classes. The second year you get into the more advanced baking.
Great for these types of students
This school is not just for kids just out of high school. There are adults of all ages attending this school. Some have been going part time there for many years because they have kids and full time jobs, just trying to get their 2 year degree. Others do it for fun because they have the time. Most of these people are very friendly. So are most of the teachers.
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Tiffany from Arlington, TX

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Like most of my friends, I planned on attending a four-year university. I had registered for required courses like Fitness, Health, and the infamous Freshman Experience. For $30,000 a year I was about to spend my Freshman year learning almost nothing. At Schenectady courses like this are not required! By the end of my first year I will have completed courses like Environmental Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, and Art History. I have learned so much in these courses, they are so interesting, and they are completely relevant to what I want to major in when I transfer to a four-year school. Courses like Freshman Experience and health may not transfer to any other school. Although you may plan to spend all four years at one school, plans can change and having spent time learning nothing in classes like these can set you back.
Am enjoying being here
I am student that likes to be involved in my school. I don't like to just go to class and go home. SCCC has so much to be involved in. They even have a college hour where various clubs meet throughout the campus. Being involved is a great way to meet new people and build relationships with your peers around campus.
Bang for the buck
Going to community college is a great way to save money! Although I am having to pay out of state tuition fees, I am still saving loads more money than I would have if I had gone to a four-year university.
Tips for prospective students
I feel as if many students mistakenly judge community college as the 13th grade or high school with professors. It definitely is not that way. You should not go to community college thinking that it's going to be a breeze or that you can cruise your way through. Although there may be some pretty easy classes and professors, many of them can also be very tough. Many of my professors have had PHD's and know so much about the subjects they are teaching and expect a lot from their students.
Great for these types of students
You will find that SCCC has all types of students: students who are straight out of high school, students who have careers, students who are older and going to college for the first time.. SCCC is for everyone. Although I was a little wary of this being straight out of high school and from a totally different state, I have had the opportunity to meet to many great and interesting people!
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