August 25, 2014

What is Electro-Mechanical Technology?

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Currently several trends in technology and population demographics are  increasing the demand for skilled workers. First, the technical workforce is aging, and will soon begin to retire in large numbers. Replacing these retiring skilled workers is one of the main concerns I hear from employers I meet with regularly. Second, increasing costs of doing business […]

August 18, 2014

SBDC Helps Artist Learn How To Market Her Work

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After 25 years in northern Colorado as a graphic artist, copywriter, and greeting card designer, Cydney Springer put down the computer mouse and took up an artist’s paintbrush. With two years of study under other artists and a lifetime of interest in painting, she set out to capture the beauty and awe of Colorado landscapes. […]

August 11, 2014

What is an A.S. Degree?

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An Associate of Science degree (often referred to as an A.S.) is a 60 credit degree that is made up of credits that will transfer to a four-year school. It is possible to complete this degree in two years if you take an average of 15 credits during both the fall and spring semesters. If […]

August 4, 2014

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

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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 […]

July 28, 2014

What is an A.A.S. Degree?

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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 […]

July 21, 2014

Is Community College Right for You?

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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 […]

July 14, 2014

What is an A.A. Degree?

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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 […]

July 7, 2014

Life’s Journey Makes FRCC Graduate Stronger

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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 […]

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