Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Standing on your feet for long hours in a hot kitchen is not for everyone. But if your passion for food runs deep, becoming a chef offers some of the most unique rewards of any profession. Culinary arts majors learn the art of cooking and the business of the kitchen. You will practice the arts that keep customers coming back for more. But you'll learn more than how to sizzle a steak or balance colors and textures on a plate. You'll also learn the ins and outs of running a kitchen, from keeping it sanitary to training assistants. This major prepares individuals to serve as professional bakers and pastry specialists in restaurants or other commercial baking establishments. This includes instruction in bread and pastry making, bread and pastry handling and storage, cake and pastry decorating, baking industry operations, product packaging and marketing operations, and counter display and service. In this major, you can expect to spend anywhere from fifteen to forty hours a week in the kitchen and that's in addition to reading, research, and all other course work. In addition to learning about how to become a first class chef, a Culinary Arts major also gains practical knowledge in hotel and restaurant management, facilities management, and hospitality. Many Culinary Arts programs provide their students with hands-on experience through internships at restaurants. There's a lot of cooking, from the mundane to the elegant, but the major doesn't end in the kitchen. In complement to your instruction as a chef are courses designed to prepare you in basic business administration, from accounting to hotel law, so that by the time you complete your degree you will be ready to begin staking your claim as the next Master Chef.

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Colleges

Drexel University

Named for a prominent 19th century philanthropist, Drexel University is a 4-year private research university in Philadelphia. Drexel offers bachelor’s degrees in over 80 academic majors with an emphasis on experiential learning. Additionally, the...

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In the classes I took at Drexel, I never learned more in such a short amount of time. The classes are very interactive and make you feel very comfortable. I loved the atmosphere.

” – Nida from SICKLERVILLE, NJ

Southern New Hampshire University

Originally conceived as a school of accounting and secretarial science, Southern New Hampshire University has grown to become a 4-year private university. SNHU confers bachelor’s degrees in more than 150 academic majors available both on campus and...

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southern new hampshire univeristy online programs are easy to follow. the classes are set up well and the teachers are excellent. the staff in the book store and one stop are very helpful as well.

” – Ashley from Lexington Park, MD

The University of British Columbia is a public institution with campuses located in the city of Vancouver and the city of Kelowna. The college is deeply rooted in academic research and maintains a number of research facilities, such as the Bamfield...

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University of British Columbia is a fantastic school. It is located next to 7 beaches and have their own rose garden and Japanese garden. UBC is top ten in Science as well.

” – Cameron from Tacoma, WA

Idaho State University

Originally founded as The Academy of Idaho, Idaho State University is a 4-year public research university in southeast Idaho. ISU is home to six colleges conferring degrees in over 250 academic programs of study and offers a Career Path Internship...

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I love the class size for ISU. Students to professors ratio is 17:1, what could be better? There are a variety of classes as well to choose from, Physical Education Activity such as bowling or even fly fishing to add some spice to your general...

” – Amanda from Idaho Falls, ID

Houston Community College

Houston Community College is a 2-year community college system with 21 locations throughout the greater Houston area. HCC is home to eight academic fields of study conferring associate degrees and certificates and was created to give opportunities to...

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Yes, I am really learning a lot, basically we as students. All it requires to pay attention when instructors gives instructions and please take notes that will be so much easier for you to move on and pass . A tip when your instructor gives you a...

” – Walter from Houston, TX

Utah Valley University

With campus a short distance from Utah Lake, Utah Valley University is a public school in northern Utah and the largest public university in the state. UVU is a dual mission institution combining a teaching university and community college to confer...

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I am going into Early Childhood Education and the program is amazing. I loved the teachers and what they taught. I have learned a lot. I only wish they had a bachelors.

” – Alyssa from Centerville, UT

The Culinary Institute of America

Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is a private, not-for-profit, Middle-States-accredited college offering food- and hospitality-focused associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs. At the CIA’s main campus in New York, as...

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Each chef and professor has a different teaching style which really helps me learn. I think by getting so many views on one topic I am able to understand it better because one chef may be able to explain a topic more clearly than another. The...

” – Alyssa from Hillsborough, NJ

Columbus State Community College

Columbus State Community College is a two-year institution based in Columbus, Ohio. CSCC offers technical certifications and associate degree and college credit for life experiences. The most popular majors are nursing assistant, logistics and supply...

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As an adult student returning to college after many years I was pleased to find an atmosphere that has helped me to excel in my classes.

” – Brian from Columbus, OH

College of DuPage

The College of DuPage is a two-year community college situated in the suburban town of Glen Ellyn, Illinois. The school has an open admissions policy and nontraditional students can gain college credits based on life experience. Top fields of study...

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College of DuPage is a unique school in the sense that it offers students of all backgrounds the opportunity to save money, while receiving a top notch education that they can take with them for the rest of their lives. Just when you thought that the...

” – Anthony from Glen Ellyn, IL

Collin County Community College District

Collin College is a 2-year community college with campuses throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Collin confers associate degrees and certificates in over 100 academic fields of study and all students are required to complete a core curriculum...

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This school is a great place to get your basic classes and more out of the way before transferring to an University. All of the teachers I have met really try to help you succeed in college. Not only are the teachers great, but it is in a safe...

” – Geovanna from Rowlett, TX

South Texas College

South Texas College is a public community college based in McAllen, TX. Continuing education, workforce training, online programs, and hybrid courses are available in addition to traditional associate and bachelor degree programs. They also offer...

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The instructors here are always eager to help students out in any way possible within reason. They target subjects well and utilize many different resources from textbooks to web sites.

” – Durenda from Mission, TX

Phoenix College

Established in 1920, Phoenix College is the flagship of the Maricopa Community Colleges, the largest provider of higher education and career training in Arizona. Phoenix College offers a variety of facilities for students, including a dental clinic...

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The courses available really stretch your mind to new levels.

” – Jessica from Fernley, NV

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Originally founded as the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines, the University of Alaska Fairbanks is a public school and flagship campus of the U of A System. The oldest institution of higher-learning in the state, UAF is home to nine...

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Yes, I learned a great deal while attending UAF. Sadly, I really only got into the swing of things in my last couple years. This is not to say that I slacked off during the first years, I merely mean that I did not start directing my own education...

” – Gavin from Fairbanks, AK

Macomb Community College is a public, 2-year institution with campuses in Warren and Clinton Township, Michigan. The college features a wide variety of unique academic programs, with subjects ranging from Court Reporting to Fire Science. Students...

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Yes the small classes make it easier for to study to get more help from teachers and ask questions.

” – Samuel from Eastpointe, MI

Oakland Community College

Oakland Community College is a public 2-year institution with headquarters in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, with an open admissions policy. OCC operates five campuses and is the largest community college in the state. Nearly half of all OCC students...

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This school is terrible when it comes to financial need. No one here knows much able ways to attend on a financial need basis. They are very slow with processing financial applications.

” – Brittany from Detroit, MI

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake Community College is a 2-year public institution offering associate degree programs and professional certifications. It has an open admissions policy and is the largest community college in the state of Utah. SLCC has several transfer...

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Salt Lake Community College is a place of learning...when one has the right attitude. With the wide variety of classes, from the general algebra and basic biology to the complex anatomy and astronomy, students can take classes related to their majors...

” – Nonnie from Salt Lake City, UT

Southern Adventist University

Founded in 1892, Southern Adventist University is an evangelical Christian college in south Tennessee affiliated with the Seventh Day Adventist Church. The first Adventist school in the south, Southern confers undergraduate degrees in 64 majors. As a...

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a great school that offers lots of opportunities for recreation, leisure, and learning services. most staff are very supportive and want the best for you. there are lots of planned activities offered by the school.

” – Che-lei from Bermuda

College of Southern Nevada

The College of Southern Nevada is a 2-year institution that was founded in 1971. CSN has three main campuses, in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Henderson, making it the state’s largest higher education institution. As a community college, CSN...

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it has helped me learn so much of my business major. i have learn what is required to achieve in a job that your lookin for or starting a business. it would helpyou out with financail that you will have to encounter to do good in the job or opening...

” – Esmeralda from N Las Vegas, NV

College of the Ozarks

With campus a short distance from Lake Taneycomo, the College of the Ozarks is an evangelical Christian liberal arts college in southwest Missouri. College of the Ozarks grants undergrad degrees in 28 academic majors and all courses feature a Christ...

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I visited this college and it is nicely spread out, and easy to get around. The people are nice and helpful, I hope I get accepted!!!!

” – Jennifer from Pea Ridge, AR

Sinclair Community College

Sinclair Community College is a public institution located primarily in Dayton, Ohio, with satellite campuses in Centerville, Englewood, and Huber Heights. The college offers a full array of degree and certificate programs, and provides additional...

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Sinclair offers a broad spectrum of all types of classes and is accredited and ranked as one of the best community colleges in the country.

” – Katherine from Huber Heights, OH

Vincennes University

With campus overlooking the Wabash River, Vincennes University is a 4-year public school in southwest Indiana. The first public college founded in the state, VU operates four campuses around Indiana and confers bachelor’s degrees in 18 academic...

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They are a great school, with one on one teacher assistance. I love it being local and to have classes that work around my busy life. The smaller classes make it easier to interact with the professor and other students. All questions I have had, were...

” – Tina from Holland, IN

The Community College of Philadelphia is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of Pennsylvania. Along with the main campus, the college is also home to three regional centers throughout Philadelphia. CCP offers more than 70 associate...

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The quality of education here really depends on what kind of classes you want to take. I took two art classes and an English class. From what I heard before coming to this school is that the school's Design department is excellent, everything else is...

” – xxx from Philadelphia, PA

Clark College

Clark College is a public, 2-year institution located in Vancouver, Washington. The college supports many areas of study, including Creative & Communication Arts, Business & Entrepreneurship, Healthcare & Biosciences, Public Service & Education...

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Clark college is very open to any student. They work with financially unstable students and help make the best career for everyone. They offer almost any kind of career.

” – Kendra from Brush Prairie, WA

Johnson County Community College

Johnson County Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in Overland Park, Kansas. Academics at Johnson County feature a wide variety of course delivery methods, including self-paced, face-to-face, online, hybrid, internships, and...

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This school is an exceptional community college that I recommend to anyone who would like to earn their associates degree or prepare themselves for a transfer! I'm currently starting my second year here and I've already learned so much. Not just...

” – Danielle from Mission, KS

Northern Wyoming Community College District

Northern Wyoming Community College District is a multi-campus community college with locations in both Sheridan and Gillette, WY. The institutions serve Sheridan, Campbell, and Johnson counties, conferring three associate degrees: Associate of Arts...

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The classroom sizes for all the classes I took had at most 20 students in them at one time. The smaller sized classes really helped me learn more and connect with my proffesors more too.

” – Derek from Forsyth, MT

Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Boston, Massachusetts. The college offers courses at all hours, including daytime, afternoon, early-evening, late-evening, midnight, and weekends, with fully-online options...

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Bunker Hill Community College is not only diverse, but the atmosphere over here is great. The school provides it's students with many great opportunities and with the help of the great staff.

” – Tashi from Malden, MA

Saint Paul College

Saint Paul College is a community and technical college with an open admissions policy. Qualifying students who have graduated from Minneapolis or St. Paul public schools may attend the college tuition-free through the Power of YOU program. Saint...

Established in 1992, Estrella Mountain Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in Avondale, Arizona, with satellite facilities also located in Buckeye. EMCC is a member of the Maricopa Community College District, serving a student...

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EMCC is a great location and very easy to get to. Although there is no on campus housing there are several apartments very close by. It has everything you need from food to a bookstore!

” – dave from Avondale, AZ

Snow College

Snow College is a public institution located in rural Ephraim, Utah. Snow is a community college that offers a variety of associate degrees and professional certifications as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Commercial Music and a Bachelor of...

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Most students live in some kind of dorm. I lived in a sleep/study dorm, which worked great for me. The showers were shared with the rooms on my floor (all female) never had to wait to shower. The kitchen and laundry were shared by everyone in the...

” – Raquel - Smithfield, UT

Nicholls State University

Nicholls State University is a public institution with “selective” admissions located in the rural town of Thibodaux, Louisiana, 50 miles west of New Orleans. The institution is named after Francis Redding Tillou Nicholls, a brigadier general for the...

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The smaller classroom settings allow you to be more attentive, and it is easier to gain one-on-one time with professors.

” – Dakotah from Theriot, LA

Schoolcraft College is a public 2-year community college in Livonia, Michigan. The school offers traditional courses for credit as well as Continuing Education and Professional Development classes. They use an open admissions policy and students can...

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As far as the culinary arts program goes Schoolcraft college has one of the best in the country. The staff are friendly, informative, and well trained in field of culinary arts. The school features four Master chefs, a sundry of executive chefs...

” – Allyson from Novi, MI

Triton College
River Grove, IL

Triton College is a public, 2-year institution established on an urban, 110-acre campus in River Grove, Illinois. Triton offers over 100 associate’s degree and certificate programs, with flexible learning options available including online courses...

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One of the best junior colleges around. Triton has a variety of classes to choose from. Located in a very convenient location, lots of transportation near by.

” – Frank from Chicago, IL

University of Alaska Anchorage

The University of Alaska Anchorage is a public institution in the city of Anchorage. The campus is surrounded by lakes, ponds, and mountains, but has a trail system that  connects the university to midtown Anchorage. Top fields of study include...

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As with anything, you can get out of college what you choose to. Most professors are enthusiastic about their class material, and really help you get excited as well. I have found that the majority of professors are eager to help, in any way they can...

” – Molly from Anchorage, Alaska, AK

Colorado Mountain College

Colorado Mountain College is a public institution that operates eleven campuses throughout western Colorado. The school offers a Colorado Concurrent Enrollment Programs Act which allows high school students to earn college credit before graduating...

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There is so much to learn! With the world at our finger tips every physical example you could ever want is just waiting to be used. Between the hands on outdoors classes and the small class size there are endless opportunities for a complete, well...

” – Erin from Rye, CO

Joliet Junior College

Joliet Junior College is a 2-year community college based in Joliet, Illinois. It is a public college that offers professional certifications and associate degrees in a wide range of subjects. The most popular majors are automotive mechanics. nursing...

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Joliet Junior College is the most affordable community/junior college in the state of Illinois. J.J.C. has an open-door policy for students who are looking to continue their education after interruptions in life or who are looking for a fresh start...

” – Michael from Joliet, IL

Seattle Central College is a public, 2-year institution established in Washington, with four satellite facilities throughout the region. The college’s urban, 15-acre main campus spans over 10 buildings within Seattle’s Capitol Hill, which provide...

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The teachers at Seattle Central are beyond helpful and truly care about your education. All of the teachers that I had at SCCC could be reached easily for questions and were always willing to help. While I did have some teachers who were not as good...

” – McKenzie from Kirkland, WA

Atlanta Technical College

Atlanta Technical College is a community college with an open admissions policy. The school is part of the Technical College System of Georgia and serves both the Clayton and Fulton counties. ACT confers associate degrees, technical certifications...

Baker College

Formed by the consolidation of Baker Business University and Muskegon College, Baker College is a career and vocational school with several campus locations throughout Michigan. Baker confers bachelor’s degrees in over 40 academic majors and students...

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Baker College provides students with the materials and the support that they need to be successful at furthering their education. The environment is clean and comfortable to be in. If i was asked to rate Baker College on a scale of one to ten, I...

” – Lakeisha from Saginaw, MI

Red Rocks Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Colorado, with campuses located in Lakewood and Arvada. RRCC offers AA, AS, AGS, and AAS degrees, which cover over 100 different fields of study, as well as over 60...

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So far the classes from what I've seen are pretty laid back, and help for projects is easily found.

” – Rachel from Denver, CO

Brookdale Community College is a public institution located in Lincroft, New Jersey. Along with the main campus, the college also includes five additional campuses throughout Monmouth county. For students over the age of 18, a high school diploma is...

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brookdale community college offers various educational opportunities for students less financially capable than others. however, the guidance office can be very unstable when it comes to integrity. on the other hand, most staff members and professors...

” – Ann from Manalapam, NJ

Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College is a two-year institution based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The school operates eight other campuses throughout the state. The school operates its own Hotel at Kirkwood Center which is assisted by Hospitality and Culinary Arts...

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Kirkwood has been a very eye-opening experience for me in these past couple of weeks. Everyone is polite, respectful, and willing to help with whatever you need. If you have a question, ask the first person you see, they will point you in the right...

” – Adam from Marion, IA

Prince George's Community College

Prince George's Community College is a public institution with open admissions based in Largo, Maryland. PGCC operates multiple academic centers at the Andrews Air Force Base, University Town Center, and in Camp Springs, MD. The Diverse Male Student...

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Prince George's Community College is a predominantly urban college and is quite diverse.

Prince George's Community College is a great school for someone who is just starting college.

Prince George's Community College has some extremely...

” – Candice from Lexington Park, MD

El Centro College

El Centro College is a public, 2-year institution established in Dallas, Texas. The college is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities. Students attending ECC have a wide variety of choices...

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El Centro is a great school the teachers are friendly and the staff helps you with anything you need or want.

” – Kameron from Dallas, TX

Mott Community College

Mott Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Flint, Michigan, with satellite locations throughout the state in Clio, Howell, Fenton, and Owosso. The college offers over 100 certificates, occupational degrees, and degrees for...

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At Mott, most of the students are there to learn their basics and then move on to a bigger better four-year university. It makes Mott sound like a lame little stepping stone, but I love Mott. It has smaller class sizes, even for basics, and the...

” – Jessica from Flushing, MI

Cape Fear Community College

Located in southeastern North Carolina, Cape Fear Community College offers technical programs and 2-year transferable degrees to its 23,000-plus student body. CFCC has two campuses, one in Wilmington and on in Castle Hayne, as well as two educational...

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I rate CFCC a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. It is a great school with excellent teachers, smaller classes than a university, and it is a lot more afordable. I really like the two new parking decks they have recently added for students to make parking a...

” – Brandon from Wilmington, NC

College of Coastal Georgia

The College of Coastal Georgia is a public institution located in Brunswick. It is part of the University System of Georgia and provides student-centered academic programs. The most popular majors are nursing, elementary education, and middle school...

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The college has so many perks, the location and atmosphere is create. The professors are solid and love what they do so it makes classes easier. And the food, everyone loves the food at the college!

” – Maggie from Normal, IL

Elgin Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Illinois, with satellite locations in Hanover Park, Burlington, and Streamwood. ECC offers 138 degree and certificate programs, including over 25 different fields of study for...

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ECC has such a great variety of classes, there's pretty much something for everyone. In my experience, the teachers are easily contacted, and very knowledgeable about their subjects.

” – Alaina from Elgin, IL

Del Mar College
Corpus Christi, TX
Del Mar College

Del Mar College is a 2-year community college located in Corpus Christi, Texas. DMC provides associate degrees and professional certifications. Many students choose to study nursing, welding, or police and criminal science. Del Mar College is a...

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It is probably one of the hardest community colleges out there, but it is a good college.

” – Kels from Robstown, TX

Bucks County Community College

Bucks County Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Newtown, Pennsylvania, with satellite campuses in Perkasie and Bristol. Bucks offers over 80 associate’s degree and certificate programs, preparing students either for...

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The advisers and staff are the best their ever was, and the coaches even better. i know because i play Volleyball there.

” – Dominique from Philadelphia, PA

Owens Community College is a public, 2-year institution with campus locations in Toledo and Findlay, Ohio. Owens offers over 100 academic programs, including a number of Dual Admission Express Programs, which guarantee admission to regional colleges...

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Classroom ratios are nice. Most classes were 1 teacher to 10 students. Teachers were all very helpful and accommodating. The course was laid out well and every aspect was clear and covered in class.

” – Anthony from Pandora, OH

El Paso Community College

El Paso Community College is a 2-year community college based in El Paso, Texas. The school operates five campuses and offers courses throughout the El Paso and Hudspeth counties. EPCC has an open admissions policy and offers programs for...

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I have learned a lot of new and interesting things and I'm pretty sure I will still keep learning a lot more.

” – Nancy from El Paso

Kilgore College

Kilgore College is a community college based in Kilgore, Texas, and is one of the most affordable institutions of higher education in the state. Kilgore offers professional and technical certifications as well as associate degree programs...

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I have been attending Kilgore College for 3 years now. It's a very dedicated school. KC has lots of tradition that makes everyone feel at home. Home of the lovely rangerettes.

” – A nursing student from Kilgore

Spokane Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Washington, with facilities throughout Spokane, Republic, Newport, Ione, Colville, and Inchelium. SCC offers over 100 areas of study in a variety of fields including Healthcare...

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A majority of the professors are great and really enjoy what they do, but there's always those that seem like they love making your life hell.

” – Jennifer from Spokane, WA

Alfred State College of Technology SUNY

Located in the hills of western New York, Alfred State College is a 4-year SUNY College of Technology institution offering more than 70 degrees. Alfred State maintains three colleges as well as an honors program and fully online degrees in areas such...

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If you put yourself out there there is a limitless amount of knowledge to learn in Alfred. its a small town so its quite but there is so much to do and learn. professors are Very helpful if you put yourself in the position to bother them for...

” – Elvis from Alfred, NY

Suffolk County Community College

Suffolk County Community College is a 2-year institution in Selden, New York, that grants associate degrees and certifications. The college offers credit for students with life experiences. Programs offered include culinary arts and food service...

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I've definitely learned a bunch here at Suffolk County Community College. A majority of the professors I've had so far have been extraordinarily helpful and for me went the extra mile to help in any way possible. Don't get me wrong, there are a few...

” – Anthony from Islandia, NY

With a main campus on the banks of the Rio Grande, Laredo College is a 2-year community college serving three south Texas counties. LC’s academic offerings are divided into five instructional divisions including a South Campus extension site hosting...

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I Love this place they make the transition from highschool to college so fluid and have many great professors to learn from. I really believe in the saying you must learn to crawl before you can run and as part of the community college I feel they...

” – Jessica from Zapata, TX

Arizona Western College offers workforce, academic, and career technical programs throughout their 12 locations in AZ. The main campus is located in Yuma, the sunniest year-round city in the US and has the warmest winters. Arizona Western College has...

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A great place to start
A college with great professors and staff
In this college you can find knowledge, gain experience, and prepare yourself for university

” – Nubia from San Luis, AZ

Saint Louis Community College

St. Louis Community College is a public, 2-year institution located primarily in Ferguson, Missouri. Along with its main campus, the school also maintains 11 satellite campuses and centers throughout the St. Louis area. STLCC offers a massive catalog...

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The physics department is excellent, there are a lot of opportunities for those who try hard. Professors reach out to students who are willing to learn. I feel that it is preparing me well for my next step in life.

” – Lizard from Saint Louis, MO

Edmonds Community College is a public, 2-year institution established on a suburban, 50-acre campus in Lynnwood, Washington, with satellite facilities located in Everett. Edmonds CC offers over 120 associate’s degree and certificate options, as well...

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there teaching staff are the best. they walked me threw the process of becoming a student. there is also allot of resources to me tutoring, math-lab etc...

” – Daniel from Bothell, WA

Scottsdale Community College is a 2-year community college. SCC awards degrees in over 100 fields of study and 60 certificates. In addition to the regular offerings on its Scottsdale campus, SCC courses are also available as online, hybrid, and 8...

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I am currently attending Scottsdale Community College and love it. The teachers I have experienced in the Music program are passionate, helpful, and motivational. My English teach Professor Eric Loring has been an amazing teacher, he loves his work...

” – Allison from Phoenix, AZ

National Louis University
National Louis University is based in Chicago, IL, with satellite locations in Florida and abroad in Poland. NLU has historically stressed the importance of academics in early childhood education and founded the National Parent Teacher Association...

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I have learned a alot since I have been attending NLU the professors are very nice and eager to help you with any questions you may have. My experience so far has been great the classroom setting is comfortable which helps make learning easier. The...

” – Joyce from Chicago, IL

Delgado Community College

Delgado Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in New Orleans, Louisiana. DCC offers a number of associate and certificate programs with focuses ranging from Radiation Therapy to Pastry Arts. Students attending classes on...

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I attended both Westbank and City Park locations. Some of the teachers are really great, some should never teach. The classes are NOT that easy. You will study and study hard to pass most classes.

” – Chloe from New Orleans, LA

Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Rapids Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of Michigan. GRCC values experiential learning, offering students the ability to learn in environments beyond the traditional classroom in Service Learning...

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Don't be embarrassed that probably one of your friends is going to a big university like Michigan State, Western Michigan, or UofM because in GRCC you'll still learn plenty of material required to transfer to your top choice of college. A big plus is...

” – Long from Grand Rapids, MI

Located just outside of Hartford, Manchester Community College is the largest 2-year community college in Connecticut. MCC features 47 academic programs and continuing education courses in 21 fields of study as well as an Honors College. Several...

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After just a little more than one semester here at MCC, I've been enrolled in eight classes. Some of these subjects I've never had the privilege of taking before (like Ceramics), and I learn so many new things. Other subjects I've taken previously...

” – Kelsey from Manchester, CT

Nashville State Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Davidson County, Tennessee, with satellite locations in Antioch, Waverly, Dickson, and Clarksville. NSCC offers over 80 academic programs, featuring fields of study such...

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this college is one of kind. helpful advisers and great selection of classes. would be my first pick any day!!

” – Alicia from Tennessee Ridge, TN

Chattahoochee Technical College

Chattahoochee Technical College is a public institution based in Marietta, Georgia, with seven other campuses around the state. CTC has an open admissions policy and encourage students to participate in their Soar with Four program, or to enroll full...

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It's a cheap alternative for getting your core classes before transferring to a university. However, not a lot of their courses transfer (at least not to the university I am looking into, so be careful!)

” – Lauren from Powder Springs, GA

Founded by a traveling evangelist, Bob Jones University is an Evangelical Christian institution located in western South Carolina. BJU confers undergrad degrees in over 60 academic majors featuring a combination of liberal arts and Bible classes. As...

Coastal Carolina Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Jacksonville, North Carolina, with satellite facilities located in Camp Lejeune. Coastal Carolina offers associate’s degrees in Arts, Science, Engineering, Music...

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You do learn a lot and their electives are very nice. I love attending here. It gets me ready for a transfer to a four-year college of my choice.

” – Carea from Jacksonville, NC

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Pennsylvania College of Technology is an applied technology college and part of the Pennsylvania State University system. Penn College operates a main campus in Williamsport, PA, as well as four satellite campuses in the northern region of the state...

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This schools professors know what they're talking about. I have learned a lot in just my first semester! Every major has a ton of hands on training.

” – Kyle from Sunbury, PA

Hocking College

Hocking College is a 2-year community college with an open admissions policy and a focus on “hired education.” It is the only community college that offers on-campus housing in the state of Ohio to encourage immersive learning. Students can take...

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Hocking has been great for my Wildlife Management career. I get a ton of opportunities to get some hands on experience. The classes are never boring and are mostly outside.

” – Michelle from Nelsonville, OH

Olympic College is a 2-year community college with three campuses in northwest Washington state offering 60 fields of study. Students in Olympic’s Culinary Arts program assist in operating the campus’s Olympic Café and Fireside Bistro in addition to...

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All of the teachers I've had the pleasure of knowing at this particular school have been extremely helpful and knowledgeable on their subject. Many relate topics we're learning with real world issues, encourage debates and utilise a variety of...

” – Heidi

Newbury College is a private institution located in Brookline, Massachusetts, three miles outside of Boston, providing a liberal arts and career-focused education. Newbury College offers a Three-Year Degree program for many of their baccalaureates...

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people will learn a lot because it is a nice small school and u can get one on one time with your professor when needed.

” – Steven from West Haven, CT

Odessa College

Odessa College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of Texas. Students enrolling at Odessa for the first time can apply for the school’s First Class Free scholarship, which waives tuition for students’ first three credit hours...

Lee College

Lee College is a community institution established in Baytown, Texas. Along with its main campus, the college also maintains a number of satellite campuses to service its 13 surrounding school districts. The school features a number of programs to...

Central Piedmont Community College

With brick buildings across many blocks, Central Piedmont Community College maintains six campuses across Mecklenburg County.  The locations include the newly renovated performing arts Pease Auditorium and the Philip L. Van Every Culinary Arts Center...

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Many useful, transferable, flexible classes that meet academic needs!

” – Alias

Johnson & Wales University-Providence

Johnson & Wales University is career-focused institution with a main campus in Providence and branch campuses in North Carolina, Florida, and Colorado. JWU is home to six colleges conferring bachelor’s degrees in 28 fields of study. All JWU classes...

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Love this University because it caters to it's students as far as the advisers going out of their way to help in anyway they can. We have the best meal plan in the country due to the culinary that run the many choice on-campus restaurants. The...

” – Ryan from Harwich, MA

Montgomery County Community College

Montgomery County Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. Along with the main campus, the college also maintains two satellite locations in Pottstown and Lansdale. Academics at MCCC feature a core...

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The teaching is really solid and the classes are interesting, but the quality of my fellow students is mediocre at times. It drags down the classroom environment.

” – Aly from Norristown, PA

Mercer County Community College is a 2-year institution with two campuses in the Trenton area offering courses in 75 associate degree programs. Degree-holding students are able to transfer to five 4-year New Jersey colleges and universities through...

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MCCC is a great school. The teachers are fantastic. I got a good education there. I would recommend it to anyone.

” – Melissa from Yardville, NJ

College of Southern Idaho

College of Southern Idaho is a public two-year institution located in Twin Falls, ID. CSI operates several outreach programs around the state, in Boise, Gooding, Hailey, and Burley. Popular majors include licensed practical nurse training, baking and...

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This is a two year college, but all the courses are exactly what you will find at any other University for getting your prerequisites done. I find that all of the instructors are very well qualified for their positions and have earned their...

” – Dave from Boise, ID

Iowa Western Community College is a public institution located in the city of Council Bluffs. Each student attending IWCC is assigned to an academic advisor with knowledge of specific careers to guide their academic progress. Along with vocational...

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A tip for prospective students would be, to pick up your books before your course/courses start. If you wait til class starts it could be a long wait in the check out line for your books.

” – My 2nd Semester from Council Bluffs, IA

Alvin Community College

Alvin Community College is a public institution in the city of Alvin, Texas. ACC’s focus is to provide accessible, high-quality academic opportunities and economic development to its community. Because ACC participates in Texas Common Course...

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Alvin Community College is an ideal source for continuing your education! It has excellent professors who care and want you to succeed in life and with your education. If you live in or around Alvin, Texas, Alvin Community College is a wise first...

” – Vera from Dickinson, TX

Lorain County Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Elyria, Ohio, with satellite locations in Wellington and North Ridgeville. With the second-lowest tuition rate in the state, LCCC offers nearly 300 programs within ten...

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The teachers at Lorain are very helpful when it comes to helping you learn the material that you are covering and will take time out of their schedule to meet with you and go over said material.

” – Brandon from Bay Village, OH

Gwinnett Technical College

Gwinnett Technical College is a public school based in Georgia and operates two campuses in Alpharetta and Lawrenceville. It is a part of the Technical College System of Georgia and has an open admissions policy. Popular majors include automotive...

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” – Alivia

Greenville Technical College

Greenville Technical College is a 2-year public community college. The school awards associate degrees and provides 1-to-2-year professional certification programs. Data processing, nursing, and commercial vehicle operation are among the most popular...

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It's extremely hard to rate my school in three sentences, because there are numerous positive things about the School! I would hands down give Greenville tech a 11 out of 10; the teachers are student oriented, they never failed to help when I asked...

” – Nicolette from Lyman, SC

Frederick Community College is a 2-year college in northern Maryland. FCC is home to more than 85 degree and certificate-granting academic programs in subjects including American Sign Language and Culinary Skills as well as an Honors College. In...

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Affordable
Valuable Education
Knowledgeable Professors

” – Natallia from Frederick, MD

Named for the Native American tribal chief who greeted the pilgrims on their arrival in America, Massasoit Community College is a 2-year institution in the greater Boston area. Massasoit’s three campuses are home to 21 associate degree programs...

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Accounting wasn't my top choices for a career. But recently I took a class at Brockton High School and loved every moment of it. That is my new career in life.

” – Beshawn from Brockton, MA

Erie Community College

Erie Community College is a 2-year community college and part of the State University of New York system. ECC confers degrees and certificates in over 100 fields of study. Seven degrees and one certificate are offered entirely online while eight more...

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ECC is a large community college with good class sizes. I feel I can learn better here than at a university. The programs are endless and even traveling to other campuses is simple.

” – Ana from Buffalo, NY

Henry Ford College

Henry Ford College is a public, 2-year institution established in Dearborn, Michigan. Along with its main campus, the college also maintains a smaller, secondary location to the east. The main campus features a variety of facilities to enhance the...

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The main downfall would be the Welcome Center's staff...rude. Overall, the school is really impressive to be a community college. As long as you choose your professors correctly, your experience can be amazing!

” – Candice from Detroit, MI

Trident Technical College is a public, 2-year institution located in North Charleston, South Carolina, with satellite facilities in Mount Pleasant, Moncks Corner, Summerville, and Hollywood. The college offers over 150 transfer and technical degree...

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I have been at Trident since August of 2010 and so far I have nothing bad to say about the teacher and academic advisers who I have had or come into contact with. I have a full 15-hr schedule this semester and although my classes are all quite...

” – Katherine from Charleston, SC

Illinois Central College

Illinois Central College is a public, 2-year institution established in East Peoria, with satellite facilities located in Pekin and Peoria. ICC offers over 200 associate’s degree and certificate programs, many of which feature opportunities for...

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The classes are challenging but at the same time the professors are very understanding offering endless help.

” – Kelli from Peoria, IL

North Shore Community College is a 2-year community college serving northeast coastal Massachusetts with three campuses. NSCC confers degrees and certificates in over 80 fields of study and rewards outstanding students with a Dean’s List and...

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I love my teachers!! They are so inspirational! They get you to understand what they teach, not just guide right through the materials. I have always found that once a class is over, I leave wanting to change myself and change the world for the...

” – Kathleen from Danvers, MA

Madison Area Technical College

Madison Area Technical College is a public, 2-year institution located in the state of Wisconsin. The college maintains four campuses in Madison along with four satellite locations in Reedsburg, Portage, Watertown, and Fort Atkinson. Students...

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This school offers a several different programs.
They have a great support structure.
They even offer a free health club and clinic to registered students.

” – Kecha from Fitchburg, WI

Alamance Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Graham, North Carolina, with a satellite facility located in Burlington. ACC offers over 30 career-technical and academic fields of study, which award associate’s degrees...

Somerset Community College is a 2-year institution with two main campuses and four academic centers in southern Kentucky. SCC offers 35 academic programs, including the first certificate-granting program in 3D printing in the state. Every year, the...

Surrounded by a heavily wooded area in Pinehurst, North Carolina, Sandhills Community College is a rural 2-year community college in the Tar Heel State. As the first community college in North Carolina to offer a transfer degree to a 4-year...

Linn-Benton Community College is a 2-year institution with a main campus and three extension centers in western Oregon with more than 80 academic degrees and certificates grouped into seven departments known as Meta Majors. LBCC’s Culinary Arts...

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When I enrolled to LBCC I really thought nothing of it. In my head I just thought oh look more school. But after the first year at LBCC I have learned so much and respect and thank every professor I have had and will have in the near future. Thank...

” – Daniel from Sweet Home, OR

Fayetteville Technical Community College

Fayetteville Technical Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in the state of North Carolina. Along with its main campus, the college also maintains two additional campuses in Spring Lake and Fort Bragg. FTCC is committed to...

St Philip's College

St. Philip's College is a public community college located in San Antonio, Texas, with an open admissions policy. SPC is an HBCU and an Hispanic-Serving Institution, the only college to be federally recognized as such. They offer associate’s degrees...

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St. Philip's community college is a great school to attend your first two years of college. The staff and teachers really care about the students and will do everything they can to help you be successful. I'm so glad chose to attend St. Philip's...

” – Janielle

Skagit Valley College is a 2-year community college in the northwest corner of Washington state. SVC offers degrees and certificates in over 30 fields of study as well as courses in basic education for adults. Several SVC classes are Learning...

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SVC Just built a whole new wing for their Nursing program. SVC is well known for their nursing program, and actually has a wait list to get into!

” – Bailey from Camano Island, WA

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee Area Technical College is a public, 2-year institution located in the state of Wisconsin. Along with MATC’s main campus, the college also maintains three satellite locations in Mequon, Oak Creek, and West Allis. MATC’s academics feature a...

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I am learning a lot. We have wonderful teachers and a very diverse and affordable(cheap) college, MATC is a college that don't discriminates based on grades or ACT s or SAT s. They understand the lives of student, they know that we are not just...

” – Luria from Milwaukee, WI