GTCC Class Reflection

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To earn an associates degree from Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) one must take and pass certain classes in order to transfer to a four year institute. One of these many classes is ACA 122-College Transfer Success. It is a one credit course designed to help students who are new to the world of community college and transferring to succeed in the future. For me personally I was not so lucky. This is my last semester at GTCC so this class has been a bit of an annoyance rather than helpful, because a large section of the class is geared towards planning out one’s course schedule for their remanning semesters at GTCC. If I had taken it back in the fall of 2014 when I first started at GTCC I would have gotten a lot more out of the class. …show more content…
For me it took at least two semesters to truly understand how WebAdviser worked. It wasn 't even until the end of my second semester that I even knew what a program evaluation was or how to find it. Trying to navigate through GTCC’s websites to find the requirements for an associates in Science was almost impossible and took many hours of trial and error. If I had taken this class my first semester I would not have run into any of these issues. For a student like my self this class could be seen as not necessary but for students just starting at GTCC this class would be very helpful and in the long run even time saving. Not only does this class teach students how to navigate through GTCC’s many websites it also helps students plan out there future at GTCC and beyond. If I had had this class my first semester I would have had a better understanding of the classes I needed and I probably would have graduated last spring. Another aspect of the course is explaining the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) and how it works and applies to the individual, which is quite important when you go to transfer. This class helps you understand the college system in a lot more detail and explains and helps the students navigate through it allowing for a more seamless …show more content…
As one of the first classes one should take ACA-122 it would teach its students the basics for success in their two years at GTCC and beyond. To have a class that teaches you how to use the schools websites to their full potential makes sense and is a great idea, but needs to be explained to new and incoming students. This class is great for helping students understand the qualities associated with good academic performance and in explaining how to implement them in their own lives. When a student is finished with this class they will have the tools and resources needed for success along with a personal understanding of themselves as a student and as a life long

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