College Essay On Community College

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As a student always seeking high standards in academics and influenced by pressures of family and friends, I made an assumption that community colleges was not as efficient and was a place for students that failed to find a fairly better college or university to attend to. My family has significantly influenced me and shaped my worldview into their expectations. However, this assumption is gradually altering as I have become one of those students that was rejected from those higher rank universities. I grew up in an Asian stereotype family, what can you expect from this? It has been long since I realized my family has high expectations and standards for me. Since junior high, I always have been pressured by family, especially when I had an…show more content…
She has been in community college for five years without earning an associate degree. Her plan was to transfer to San Francisco State. However, she had a sudden shift and decided to be a part of a medical assistant program. She is currently taking classes to be a medical assistant. Some classes are not offered for some semesters, which delays her from finishing that program. On top of that, she needs to take an exam to be a certified medical assistant, which probably another few years. This really led me to think that community colleges cannot take you anywhere. I knew that I did not want to end up like her. I was clear in what I wanted. My impression of community colleges was wrecked from years worth of…show more content…
However, I was blinded with the ideas of my family and my college goal. I could not have been proven wrong until I experienced it myself. My worldview is at a change as I continue to unravel a different perception of community colleges that I could not have seen without this experience. My misconceptions of community colleges were changing with my personal experience of programs and materials, and interactions with professors and students at Contra Costa College. Therefore, community colleges can be viewed as both good and bad based on the needs of the individual. In my case, community college provided me an easier and cheaper route to a four-year
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