Community Colleges

COMMUNITY COLLEGES were established as part of a general expansion of POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION in the 1960s. They were primarily 2-year institutions offering programs in 4 fields of education: academic (university transfer); career/technical, to train students for specific employment with programs ranging in duration from a few weeks to 2 or more years; vocational, offering short applied programs of a year or less; and adult basic education to prepare those without high school graduation for...

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