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Reviews 192 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Bosch & Cat are awesome instructors as both know their stuff and are always willing to help.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are always other colleges on campus to talk to you about transferring and able to answer questions if you have them.

3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: I hate that I can't take a course to explore possiblities because they are not in my "program of choice" and you have to get permission from your advisor to take courses before you can register.

4 College Junior

Online Courses: I hated the online PED course because I am bad a memorizing things and that is all this class was was memorizing the textbook for proctored exams. The other online clases I had were AMAZING!!!

5 College Junior

Career Services: They have a class that will walk you through transfering when you are ready to do that.

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: You can't take classes outside of your program just to see if you *might* be interested in something different than what you are doing That's the part that makes it bad. Otherwise, the teachers are great, asking for help is all you need to do if you have an issue. The free turtoring and open computer lab make it easy to get help you may need.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: If you need help, just ask. That's all you have to do; ask.

4 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: I went to this college straight out of high school. I had no idea what to do. My advisors helped me in finding what steps to take. My first year for general education courses, there were a lot of different class times and options. However, my next two years were predetermined so that internships could be incorporated.

3 College Senior

Online Courses: I haven't taken many online courses. I have taken hybrid courses at this college and one online course. The workload was not overbearing at all. Registration for these classses is as simple as any other class. Peer to peer interaction is limited to discussion boards, but this is not the instructors fault. Students have the abilit to contact one another to form study groups.

5 College Senior

Career Services: My first year at this college I lived in the learning commons, utilizing every resource I could, be it a math or biology tutor, a writing coach, the library archives, computer systems, seminars, you name it. This college provides so many resources that I never would have imagined available at a community college. I have gone to career services countless times for advice, guidance, mock interviews, network opportunities or career building information sessions. If I need help, career services is there, they all know my face and name and are always pleasant, kind, and ready to help.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The quality of my courses are outstanding. By the time I graduate, I will have learned the general information for almost every species of animal. This gives me a very well rounded knowledge and competative edge for any future job interviews. My professors are considerate and empathetic. They will work with any student that needs extra help. Having a smaller class size really allows them to be one on one with each student. I can come to my teachers at an time for help in school or outside of school as well. Not all of my professors have the same style of teaching, but thats okay, not everyone has the same style of learning. This is a challenge for me, but I like to be challenged, and earn the grades that I want and have, by working hard for them.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I have already had 5 internships through this school which gives me the upper hand when applying for jobs. This program is well known throughout the country and recognized by countless zoo's that ultimately hired graduates straight out of this program. The ZAS Program has a very good reputation. In having internships during the program, students can find out what this job is really like, and can decide if they want to stick with it, some don't. These experiences have helped me receive job and internship position offers. The zoo world is a small world and these internships have helped me establish relationships with people that can help me in the long run.

5 College Senior

Academic Experience: The Zoo and Aquarium Science Program is one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life. This is the hardest job i'll ever love. The workload is unbelievable and looking back, I don't know how i've done it, but I have, and I have done it well. I've never felt more accomplished in my life. I have always wanted to be a zookeeper, and I now have the knowledge and training to be one. There is a common misconception that all zookeepers do is cuddle and play with animals all day long. This, however, is not the case. This is a hard job, physically, mentally, and emotionally draining, but it is a job that you have to be extraordinarly passionate about. There is little money on this career path, but the exeriences themselves act as a bigger reward than money. I, myself, was under this delusion of what the job would be. In zookeeping, you clean, and you clean a lot. You also train animals, make their food and feed them, come up with new enrichment items to continuously stimulate their minds, and animals get sick, what then? I have had internships at multiple facilities working with a variety of animals, some of which include; tigers, bears, gorillas, baboons, prosimians, coatis, and so many more. Each internship throughout this program has taught me so many things. Not everything i've been taught has been the same. Different people have different ways of getting things done. this has only helped me become more well rounded in that aspect as well as flexible, which you should also be in this career.Even still, knowing how hard it is, I love every second of it and want to do it for the rest of my life. My college has made this possible by having this program at a more than affordable cost.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Davidson County Community College has given me so many amazing and valuable experiences. I am a student in my third year at this college. My current program of study is Zoo and Aquarium Science. This is a very special program and there are only 6 other programs like it in the country. I am so proud to represent my college at any events. I had no idea the amount of dedication that it takes not only phyically, but mentally as well, to be a zookeeper. Students come to campus for classes as well as complete 5 internships throughout the program at various facilities. This gives us, as students, a chance to apply what we have learned in real-life scenarios. There are some things no textbook on earth can teach you, and you can only learn those things from experiencing them for yourself. This program has given me the opportunity to apply what I am learning in my classes, every day at my internships. Just today, I assisted in a physical examination of a meerkat and a reintroduction into her mob, which is much more complicated than it sounds. I love every second of every day at my internships and have had the opportunity to build so many amazing relationships with so many animals and people too. I get to share with the world what I do and why its good. I get to educate the public on how they can contribute to animals in the wild and in captivity. From working with baboons, gorillas, or tigers, to the amazing people I meet each day, I can say with conviction I would not have had these experiences elsewhere. I've met so many people with so much knowledge to share, and it is all through my college. Not many people can say that they get up in the morning and go feed a penguin or check on a wolf pup, thanks to Davidson County Community College, I can. I would choose this school a thousand times over again and highly recommend it to anyone interested. It has given me the foundation to not only my career, but to my passion, and for that, I am eternally grateful.

5 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: The instructors also help you in any way they can. Email is a essential tool you should utilize fully...

4 College Junior

Online Courses: I have taken only hybrid courses so far. I do enjoy taking the hybrid classes because it opens my time up for work or homework.

4 College Junior

Career Services: As a freshman, with a job, I really haven't utilized the career opportunities at the college. I have heard many people talk about them, and they say they are fantastic.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: At the very beginning of the semester, the classes were crowded but, they did open up once a few days passed. I liked having the ability to email my instructors whenever needed. I have been known to work on homework, even at 2 am, and I still got a response back sometimes!!!!

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: There seems to be a new college recruiting people every week or so. All you have to really do is watch your email, and the college you want to attend will most likely be visiting.

5 College Junior

Academic Experience: My mom is a graduate from DCCC, so I kind of knew what to expect. The workload at DCCC is the same as any other school, I have heard.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I really like being able to "step out my backdoor" and be at school. The school is small and affordable! Two huge positives for me!!!

5 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: My experience has been good.

5 College Sophomore

Career Services: I have not had to use the services yet but I do know they are available.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Teachers are very concerned about your success.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I haven't attended any of the internships or alumni networks but I know they do exist at the school.

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