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Community College Companion

Everything You Wanted to Know About Succeeding in a Two-Year School

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Community College Companion
ISBN: 978-1-59357-741-4

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Enrollment at community colleges is booming. In fact, 6.7 million students—half of all undergraduates in the nation—attend community colleges, and the number has grown by 10 percent in just the last year.

But as students of all ages pursue this path, many don't know how to pick the right program, juggle classes with other responsibilities, or succeed academically. This book guides students through these areas and shows them how to make the most of the community college experience. Students will explore certificate and degree options; connect their needs, plans, and personalities to courses and programs; and gain tips for enhancing their financial aid package and scoring scholarships.

Community College Companion also takes students beyond the early stages of their experiences to set themselves up for success in college and their future careers. Readers learn how to make the most of online courses; take advantage of campus resources; avoid commuting inefficiencies; play it smart during the transfer process; and develop a career plan.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: You and the Two-Year College
Chapter 2: Choosing the Right Courses and Programs
Chapter 3: Playing the Commuting Game
Chapter 4: Strengthening Academic Survival Skills
Chapter 5: Relating to Professors
Chapter 6: Managing Your Time
Chapter 7: Taking Advantage of Campus Resources
Chapter 8: Preparing to Transfer
Chapter 9: Bridging to the World of Work
Chapter 10: Getting Involved in Student Activities
Chapter 11: Checking out Non-Traditional Courses and Programs
Chapter 12: Paying for College

Author Bio

Mark C. Rowh is an experienced community college educator and author of 20 books and 500 magazine articles. Rowh, a vice president at New River Community College in Virginia, has helped students succeed for more than 25 years. He earned his doctorate in education at Clemson University, majoring in vocational and technical education. He received his master’s degree from Marshall University and his bachelor’s degree in English from West Virginia State University.

Rowh was awarded a Distinguished Achievement Award by the Association of Educational Publishers for his writing. His articles have appeared in many magazines, including Reader’s Digest, Consumers Digest, Career World, American Careers, Careers & Colleges, Minority Engineer, and Private Colleges and Universities. His diverse books include Coping with Stress in College (College Board Books), How to Improve Your Grammar and Usage (Franklin Watts), Thurgood Marshall: Civil Rights Attorney and Supreme Court Justice (Enslow Publishing), Opportunities in Electronics Careers (McGraw-Hill), and Great Jobs for Political Science Majors (McGraw-Hill).

For interview requests or questions about Rowh, contact Selena Dehne at sdehne@jist.com or (651) 215-7548.