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3 College Freshman

Online Courses: Online is harder to learn from

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Great teachers, haven't run into any issues

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Most people use Moorpark to get in, do your time and leave, but i rather enjoy it

4 College Freshman

Academic Experience: Its school, its not easy, you have to study, but its worth it

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Im on the soccer team and i love it!

4 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: Classes are somewhat flexible and I have a few options to choose from when searching for a class. It's a hassle getting prerequisites cleared! I go to the trouble of doing it a few times because they don't do it the first time. They have sent me away thinking it is cleared, but it is not. They have sent me away to do pointless tasks, in my opinion, but it all worked out eventually. Sometimes people just breeze through the process, anyway. The school is convenient in that it is a 5-minute drive from my house- close enough to walk to. It also offers food all day to be purchased. The library has convenient access, being right in the middle of campus. It's a small school, so getting around is easy. Transferring credits can be tedious.

3 College Junior

Online Courses: Online courses lack one very important feature that makes classroom learning successful- human interaction. The ability to relate to a human is far more useful in life than a computer. There is no relationship with online courses, which leads me to feel very uncertain and quite careless about how I do. Of course I have tried to receive an A, and did, but that should not be the only goal of taking a course. Online courses make me feel like no one is on the other side, but with a classroom environment, I can relate my work to my professor. I can interact with a person, which is an important part of learning for me at college. However, the courses themselves offer a fairly easy workload and reasonable assignment schedule. They are easy to register for and undertake. The student-professor and student-student relationships suffer, which is the biggest sacrifice made for online courses.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Professors are very qualified. There is a wide variety of classes available, but not too out of the ordinary. I actually wish there were more options, for example a French class. Moorpark College offers French, but only up to sophmore-in-high-school level. I have taken 4 years of French, and the last year was AP French, so I was looking to continue my studies. I can go somewhere else for that, but I also think that there are barely enough class options for IGETC areas. But overall, I like the options that Moorpark offers. Every professor is different but offers a somewhat fair chance to get high grades. Few, however, will almost always give a B as the highest grade. Class sizes are reasonable and range from 12 to about 40. I am comfortable in each class and feel like my professors are very approachable. The first day is always welcoming.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: It's a community college, so a degree from Moorpark can only get one so far. However, no one will ask where someone got their music degree. It all depends on how well someone can actually perform. In that case, a degree is virtually useless besides the knowledge one gains in the process. So, I think that it is well worth the money and time to get a degree from Moorpark. It depends on what the students wants, but we definitely learn a lot in each course we take.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: I absolutely love the music faculty at the college. I especially respect my cello teacher, who has her Doctorate in Music Performance. It is always great to see from a new perspective, and this is how my teacher has inspired me through music so much. The music program is not exactly spectacular, but so much of what I learn is based on what is expected in the "real world." I dislike the orchestra program, but I love the new reperatoire that I am getting exposed to. It is made up of about 90% community members and hired professionals, which does not give students much opportunity. However, I'm glad that I am learning so much about theory and musicianship, and also getting wonderful cello lessons. It is challenging, but not stressful enough to overwork me. That all depends on how much you take on with other academic classes. In regard to job opportunities, the program is not that helpful. I did receive an offer for a teaching position for young children, and there is a music club on campus that exposes the members' compositions and musical talent to others on campus. Other than that, opportunity is somewhat limited.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: So far, I have been able to get into most classes of my choosing. Each class has taught me so much more than what the course title suggests. Professors are very qualified and happy to help students do their best. The college offers several programs that offer all kinds of assistance to people from all walks of life who chose to attend Moorpark College. I love the college because of its policies regarding student health and success. I love the personal interest that many professors have in their students. A comfortable relationship with professors keeps students motivated to get very involved with their classes. I think Moorpark College is great for many reasons, especially being that I am always able to find a parking spot within a relatively reasonable distance!

4 College Freshman

Career Services: The career transfer center is an awesome resource for students looking for help transferring and finding a job. There are always new opportunities for jobs in the local area, and the staff in the career transfer center are happy to help you find a job or give you information about transferring to various schools.

4 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: The classes can be flexible if you get the classes you're looking for; if you register late then you may have some trouble getting the classes you need in the time slots available.

5 College Freshman

Online Courses: The workload is pretty easy for online courses, but it all depends on what professor you have and in what subject.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The courses offered are extremely diverse and the quality of professors overall is very high. (Always check rate my professor before signing up for classes though, just to be sure you're getting a cool teacher.) The class sizes aren't very big, with usually 20-50 people in each class.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The career/transfer center in Fountain Hall is a great resource!

5 College Freshman

Academic Experience: The photography & graphic design programs are awesome for such a small school! The photo lab is amazing and there are plenty of supplies available for rent in the lab or for sale in the student bookstore. The teachers are friendly and very willing to help their students succeed!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Moorpark is an AMAZING transfer school!

3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: course load can be heavy with 5 classes

4 College Junior

Online Courses: online courses aren't my favorite but I still learned

4 College Junior

Career Services: great career center, willing to work with students one on one

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Reasonable class sizes, could be smaller but there are more crowded classrooms out there

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Great internship program, highly recommend. I don't think an AA is worth that much, best to get it and transfer and get a bachelors

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: The professors here really care about students as individuals.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Moorpark is a great place to go to save money. It's easy to get comfortable here which is good and bad because it's easy to lose focus/track of time. Do what you need to do and transfer out!

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A sense of regret swells up inside some Moorpark students as they realize they’re now one of "them"—not an entering freshman at a four-year school like their friends, but a measly community college student. However, things soon begin to change. As two years go by, students eventually find themselves strolling off campus for the final time. With acceptance letters from UCLA and Berkeley, many Moorpark students shed their despair and, instead, are near tears as they realize what an amazing opportunity Moorpark was. This place has a certain charm. It grows on you, and it can be the catalyst for making dreams come true—if you let it.

The University of California system gives preference to California community college students in transfer admission, giving Moorpark students a relatively easy avenue to attain a world-class education. Because of this, many Moorpark students are willing to put up with lackluster classmates, a lacking social atmosphere, and the stigma attached to the school. In reality, Moorpark is nothing to be ashamed of. Rather, it is a wonderful school that offers students everything they could ever need to further themselves academically, including inspirational and personable professors, various course offerings, stress-relieving aesthetics, and a fantastic library. However, even with all of these perks, Moorpark requires individual effort and diligence; students must find the ambition within themselves in order to thrive. Otherwise, students can get sucked down into a hole that begins with dozing off during lectures and ends with DeVry. Moorpark provides you with the blocks, but you must do the building.

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