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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

What is an A.A.S. Degree?


Another acronym, right? Yes—but we’re going to break it down so you know what it means to you! It is one of four degree types offered at a community college – and one of the most popular. It stands for an Associate of Applied Science degree. Now let’s break it down. Associate: 2-year degree An

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

Life’s Journey Makes FRCC Graduate Stronger


Tizita Tadesse’s journey starts in Ethiopia, where she was born. Her family – her parents and two older siblings – moved to a refugee camp in Kenya. Then the family moved to Sioux Falls, S.D., thanks to the sponsorship of the First Presbyterian Church. After Kenya, South Dakota All this in Tizita’s first two years

Need to Write Your Resume? Don’t Freak Out!


When I meet with students who need help crafting a resume, they often express frustration, bewilderment, and fear. Not knowing where to begin, they start with Googling “resume” and are bombarded with too many templates and conflicting or outdated advice. The good news is that there really are just a few basic rules to follow

Professor Directs Family Theater, Entertains Thousands


Apples don’t fall far from their tree. Back in the 1960s, John Hill’s parents were involved in community theater in Fort Collins. His mother was president of the Fort Collins Children’s Theatre and designed costumes for local theater and opera companies. As a youngster, John participated in a summer theater production of “The Music Man”

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