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Reviews 677 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Senior

Online Courses: The online course study is an interesting option, but challenging in that you don't really get the classroom atmosphere over the internet, including quality interactions with both peers and professors. that having been said, I was only in partially online courses, so I can't really speak except for what I've heard. For myself, I got those interactions in class and over email with my professors, which was available and usually answered fairly quickly.

3 College Senior

Career Services: I gave this category a middle rating because I'm not actually sure what the services for post0graduation are for my school. I haven't really looked into them, and they haven't reached out to me, so unless I'm forgetting sometime when they did. I'm really not sure what they offer.

5 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: My school ahs allowed me to take 15 credits per semester at times that really work well for me, so that I can still have a life outside of school. transferring credits has been a breeze, I sent in my transcripts and received a letter in the mail from the four year university of my choice that all but three had been accepted (the fourth credit from each of the three math courses I took, which is completely reasonable).

4 College Senior

Online Courses: The course load for online courses outstrips that of day courses, in my opinion. This makes the process of trying to get a degree online, which is already a more difficult one since you don't have the learning atmosphere of campus, even harder. I only took partially online courses myself, but I don't think I would enroll for a 100% online course, though I cant say for sure as I never attended one.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: The courses are straightforward, and you will (unless you've already taken the course before) almost certainly learn something you never knew before about the course you're taking. The professors are great; they're present, they know who you are, and if you're putting forth the effort on your part, they recognize it.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: There's a combination of prospects available from this school. It can help you make more money form your current job by elevating you to the status of a person with a two year degree. it also has a complete, and highly respected nursing program, for a full nursing degree that will be recognized by any institution. Also, because of their agreements with other universities, the credits gained here will be recognized by many universities toward getting a bachelors degree.

5 College Senior

Academic Experience: The school was excellent in helping me gain real experience toward my goals. My major is Creative Writing (though that major in particular isn't offered here, you can get an associates of general studies, whose course plan allows you to take many prerequisites for whatever field you will be going into to complete your undergraduate degree), and in the course of my time here, I was able to complete a children's book and a novel, which were both not only enjoyable, but invaluable experience for writing more in my life, teaching me about drafting, deadlines, and the editing process.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: This school offers quality education at an affordable price. As a community college, it has a level of education, as well as agreements with many 4-year universities, that allows students to gain credits at a better price here which can then be applied in a four year institution. In my experience, the professors are highly knowledgeable, passionate in their subjects, and eager to help you succeed.

3 College Junior

Online Courses: I really enjoyed the fact that I could do everything I needed to from my bed. However, I completed every assignment before the first day of class even began and I passed as soon as those assignments were complete. It just felt like a waste of money because it was so simple and there was nothing substantial to the course.

2 College Junior

Career Services: I went to career services when I was unsure about what degree I wanted to pursue. I was given a career placement test (what field would be best for me dependent upon my answers) and both degrees I was between were the top 2 choices. I was told there was nothing more they could do to help me decide and I just needed to pick something to study or take the year off and figure it out. That isn't exactly a luxury I could afford.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: While I was at Boyce, I was given a clinical site that was an hour (one way) from home. I had to get up at 4 am just to get to clinical on time each week. Then they wanted us to go back there the next semester for a 10 hour clinical beginning at 2 and ending at midnight. I was afraid to drive home because I was exhausted. They never take the student's location into consideration when deciding clinical sites, and they tell us we aren't even allowed to ask for a change in site.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: My mom graduated with an associate's and is a manager at her facility. Most places want at least a bachelor's for management, but she's so qualified her degree doesn't matter.

2 College Junior

Academic Experience: Nursing is a hard major in general, but most of these teachers don't take into consideration that you have other things going on in your life. I can't even count the number of people that had to drop out because the school couldn't accommodate for family matters. Try to make sure everything is in order before you apply and hope that nothing major comes up over the next 2-3 years.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Overall, the college is nice. I liked being at both South and Boyce campuses. The teachers could be more helpful, but overall having an affordable college close to home that I don't have to pay additional for housing is pretty nice.

5 College Sophomore

Online Courses: Small classes its quiet and its on your time

5 College Sophomore

Career Services: They help you as best as they can with internships and positions

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Offer every class needed for the major

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Great people great school so far

5 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: They give you a map to plan out each and every semester with goals included and they all help you succeed and accomplish each and every goal

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Great so far with admissions

4 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: Very happy with my credits transferring.

4 College Freshman

Online Courses: I'm enjoying it this far.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm enjoying my experience so far.

4 College Freshman

Academic Experience: Having a great experience thus far.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm having a very good experience thus far.

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Overall, taking classes at CCAC has been a positive experience. Students have the opportunity to choose the classes they need to take for their degree with great flexibility. Since CCAC offers both day and night classes, it's a very welcome approach to college life. The campus offers a pretty good education, with instructors teaching at other major universities in Pittsburgh, too. It is quite a convenient balance between tuition and the quality of education. Most programs offered by CCAC target sought-after careers through a large variety of majors or courses required for either transfers to four-year colleges or toward an associate degree. CCAC offers career orientation and advising through its Placement and Career Services, to make sure students are on the right career track. All in all, many would choose this school again if given the chance because it fits the needs of returning students and combines academic flexibility with a great variety of courses at an affordable rate. Class size favors interaction between teachers and students, so by the end of the semester, teachers get to know students’ names. Since a lot of students take night classes, student interaction is usually facilitated through clubs and student organizations that foster socialization, hobbies, and even volunteering for community causes. A lot of students declare themselves content to be Phi Theta Kappa members or even enjoy the activities CCAC organizes to bring students together, like picnics, nature outings, or discount tickets to shows, theater, or sports events.
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