Choosing a Path

California’s Community Colleges offer 135 different degree and certificate programs for students to choose from. The most important thing in making your choice is to pick something you love and go after it. Life is too short to spend it doing something that makes you miserable.

Don’t worry about making exactly the right choice; you can always change your mind later. But go after something! It is far easier to change direction once you are in motion than to start moving after sitting still for a long time. If you don’t know exactly what you want to study, try narrowing it down. Associates or Certificate? Trade program or transfer? Transfer to a state college, a university, or another institution?

When I enrolled at my CC I didn’t know what major I wanted, but I did know I wanted to transfer to a UC. Going into my final year of community college I chose to be an English major. I recommend having a broad goal when you enroll, like an associates degree or transfer preparation. By the end of your first year you should narrow it down to something specific. That will give you a year to get the classes you need.

This article was created for you by Kate.

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