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Associate Degrees You Can Earn Online


Online classes work well for many students. Maybe they have family or work responsibilities, or transportation issues, or they live in an area without convenient access to a college campus. Whatever the reason, taking college classes online is a way to fit higher education into their lives. Here, at Front Range Community College, we offer

Documentary: Veterans with PTSD Returning to College


Front Range Community College students are finishing production on a documentary about veterans meeting the challenges of returning to college and dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD). This is the second year that students in the FRCC digital media program are creating a documentary about veterans. Last year’s effort – “Women Warriors: A Vision

Finding Your (Career) Path


Facing a career change? Have you been taking general education classes without a clear sense of what you would like to major in after FRCC? Not sure of jobs that best utilize your interests and passions? If you have been struggling to answer any of these questions, it might be a great time to take

Steps to VA Certification for Veteran Students


Heading back to school can be an overwhelming task for any one, no doubt. Student veterans attending colleges today have even more school responsibilities than those of their traditional classmates. This is mostly due to the fact that many veterans come home eligible for some sort of VA educational benefit. VA educational benefits provide a

Developmental English Classes Prepare Students for College: What You Need to Know about CCR


College Composition and Reading (aka CCR) is Front Range Community College’s pathway to success for developmental readers and writers. Students placed into CCR by their Accuplacer scores must complete (or take at the same time) the CCR requirement before registering for most college-level courses. Because of this “co-requisite” requirement, it is important to know what

Is Community College Right for You?


For the past 7 years, I have been giving presentations about community colleges to prospective students. During this time, I have heard many people say that community colleges are not for them, only to be surprised that they are a great fit! I’ve found that many stereotypes of community colleges exist (I held many myself

What is an A.A. Degree?


I have been working in the college environment ever since I graduated myself but I haven’t always been an academic advisor. I have learned, over the past several years, that educational planning isn’t as easy as it looks and it helps to seek guidance in setting your path. Is the A.A. (Associate of Arts) Degree

What is a Machinist?


Are you looking for a great career with interesting work, good pay and above all, lifetime job security? You can’t do much better than becoming a precision machinist. Because of the aging of the workforce and the recent trend bringing lots of manufacturing work back to the United States, local and national companies have a

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