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What is Career and Technical Education?

Nearly 90 percent of certificates and half of associate degrees awarded in the U.S. are in career and technical education, the American Association of Community Colleges reports. Commonly referred to as CTE, EdWeek succinctly describes CTE classes as those designed to prepare students for work. While many fields require or strongly prefer workers who hold […]

Credit vs. Non-Credit: What’s the Difference?

At Front Range Community College and many other colleges, some courses are for credit and some are non-credit. What’s the difference? Credit Classes When you see “credit,” think academics. At FRCC and elsewhere, most credit courses are applicable to a degree or certificate. Most, but not all. Classes below the 100 level may say they […]

7 Tips to Make the Most of College

It’s time to put on that backpack and head to your first college class. Maybe you’ve been preparing for this day for a long time, or maybe you’re nervous about what’s to come. Either way, take a peek at this checklist to make sure you’re ready to go—and ready to make the experience the best […]

Student Success: A Desire to Make a Difference

Jamese Coker

Jamese Coker can recall the teachers who made a difference in her life, and now she wants to make a difference in the lives of other young people. Great Teachers Inspired Her. Mr. Fair and Miss Vanderstein, for instance. Mr. Fair’s mantra was from “The Little Engine That Could” – I think I can, I […]

FRCC Student Receives Disney Plant Science Internship

Front Range Community College student Mary Palmer was awarded one of Disney Theme Parks & Resorts’ plant science internships, a Disney Professional Internship. Palmer was one of 13 college students from across the country and the only community college student selected for the highly competitive Disney Agricultural Science internship program. She is working in Orlando, […]

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