There are many options; among other things, students can start at a two-year school or a four-year school, or choose a career program.
Many come to a community college to start working on their general education requirements and figure out what major they want to pursue. They often end up completing a basic transfer degree before moving on to a four-year school.
For those who don’t wish to earn a bachelor’s degree, community colleges also offer career programs. Students can earn a certificate in areas like Heating and Air Conditioning, Graphic Design or Early Childhood Education, as well as an Associate of Applied Science degree that can lead to a career in fields like Nursing, Dental Hygiene or Paralegal Studies.