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community college

community college, public institution of higher education. Community colleges are characterized by a two-year curriculum that leads to either the associate degree or transfer to a four-year college. The transfer program parallels the first two years of a four-year college. The degree program generally prepares students for direct entrance into an occupation. Because of their low tuition, local setting, and relatively easy entrance requirements, community colleges have been a major force in the post–World War II expansion of educational opportunities in the United States. They are also referred to as junior colleges.


See E. J. Gleazer, Jr., This is the Community College (1968); C. R. Monroe, Profile of the Community College (1972).

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junior college

A post-high school institution which offers a 2-year program of study of a terminal nature or in preparation for continued college studies.
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The Chief Minister said for the students opting for Urdu as second language Telugu should be an optional subject in the junior colleges.
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Such was the case when ASAE member Steve Amador from Modesto Junior College (MJC) in Modesto, Calif., sent ASAE an e-mail message asking if his students within MJC's Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Department could create an ASAE student mechanization branch.
A controversy has developed in recent years over the impact of World War II on the California junior college curriculum.

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