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Overview Of The Community College

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This course provides an overview of the community college. It examines global, national, and local perspectives of the community college. The course also examines the history and development, mission and purpose, functions, governance and organization, and trends and issues of community colleges.

This graduate-level course is 6 This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6

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    The Future of Community Colleges

    • Describe research in and about community colleges.
    • Analyze trends and challenges related to the community college.
    • Investigate how community colleges respond to local social, political, and economic influences.

    Historical Perspectives, Philosophies, and Missions

    • Examine the history of community colleges.
    • Describe the historical and current functions of community colleges.
    • Explore the general mission of community colleges.

    Funding and Finances

    • Identify sources of community college funding.
    • Analyze the relationship among funding, services, course and program offerings, and local and national economic issues.

    Governance and Organizational Structure

    • Compare community college governance models.
    • Explore national and local governance issues.
    • Investigate community college organizational structures and their effects.
    • Examine the purpose of accreditation.
    • Investigate measurements of accountability.

    Student Populations and Student Services

    • Describe community college student populations.
    • Explore admission, enrollment, and registration policies.
    • Examine services offered to community college students.
    • Evaluate essential and non-essential services.
    • Explore retention issues.
    • Examine the role of articulation and its relationship to community college students.


    • Examine instructional methodologies and delivery modalities.
    • Explore developmental education and its role in student success.
    • Describe services that support student learning.
    • Identify methods and challenges of assessment.


    • Explore community college curricula.
    • Examine curriculum development processes.
    • Identify types of degrees and certificates awarded by community colleges.

    Roles and Challenges for Faculty

    • Identify faculty roles.
    • Analyze faculty challenges and their effects on the institutional environment.
    • Examine faculty qualification and certification processes.
    • Explore the role and challenges of technology in the educational environment.
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