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Community College Overview

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This course examines the history, function, governance, and organization of the community college in the United States.  Participants examine funding, student services, and faculty roles. Curriculum and instruction, instructional methodologies and delivery modalities, assessment, diversity, and technology are also explored.

This graduate-level course is 6 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. 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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    Faculty Roles and Challenges

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

    Student Population and Student Services

    • Explore retention issues.
    • Summarize key components important to the concept of student success.
    • Describe the diversity in community college student populations.
    • Explore admission, enrollment, and registration policies.
    • Identify essential and nonessential services offered to community college students.

    Curriculum and Instruction

    • Explore community college curricula.
    • Identify types of degrees and certificates awarded by community colleges.
    • Examine instructional methodologies and delivery modalities.
    • Summarize assessment strategies and related challenges.


    • All objectives apply.

    History, Philosophy, and Mission

    • Examine the history of community colleges.
    • Describe the historical and current functions of community colleges.
    • Summarize the philosophy, mission, and functions of the community college.
    • Examine the purpose and requirements for accreditation.

    Governance, Organizational Structure, Funding, and Finance

    • Compare community college governance models and organizational structures.
    • Investigate measurements of accountability.
    • Identify sources of community college funding.
    • Analyze funding sources and their relationship to provided services.
    • Review the effect of federal funding and related compliance requirements.
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