American Association Of Community Colleges Essay

710 Words Oct 6th, 2016 3 Pages
WebQuest
When exploring colleges for the WebQuest assignment, I first went to the web and queried the best community college in the United States. Why they are considered the best community college, what makes them stand apart from the others? What service do they offer that other colleges do not and what can we learn from them? The website that caught my eye was named “The 50 Best Community Colleges in the United States” (The Best Schools, 2016) the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) selection. Therefore, I choose the top three colleges on the list, and the last two community colleges offered services that were of interest to me as a student and instructor.
The three college I choose from the website were Walla Walla Community College (WWCC), Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) and Lake Area Technical Institute (LATI) the other two colleges are El Paso Community College (EPCC) and Prescott College. In my finding, all five institutions offered the standard Student Service programs even if called something slightly different. They offer individual counseling, financial aid, orientation, testing, veterans and tutorial service. In my quest, I found unique services were offered depending on the demographics of the area. I discovered WWCC, located in Walla Walla, WA, provides a service for Worker Retraining which services the over 100,000 unemployed and dislocated workers in Washington (Walla Walla Community College, 2016). The service provides a verity of…

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