Community College Education Major

A major/degree in Community College Education is a program that focuses on the principles and techniques of administering community and junior colleges and related postsecondary systems, the study of community and junior colleges as objects of applied research, and that may prepare individuals to function as administrators in such settings.

Includes instruction in community and junior college finance; policy and planning studies; curriculum; faculty and labor relations; higher education law; student services; research on community and junior colleges; institutional research; marketing and promotion; and issues of evaluation, accountability, and philosophy.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Curriculum and Instruction (use the College Search feature and enter "curriculum and instruction” in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Community College Education?

With a major/degree in Community College Education you likely will work in a position where you will oversee all the community and junior college education program systems of a particular higher education environment.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Community College Education

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Community College Education