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Month: May 2017

Summer School: Pros and Cons

The decision to register for summer college classes is not an easy one. Students struggle with the choice between taking a relaxing hiatus from their studies or using the summer to get ahead (or catch up).

Here are a few advantages and disadvantages of signing up for Summer term. As you read through these, keep in mind there are may be other factors not listed here that could be important in your decision.

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Becoming Mom

While some 21-year-old students are out hitting the town, Genesis Escamilla is home hitting the books. She is a full-time college student, a full-time employee and a full-time single mom.

“I am full-time everything,” says Genesis laughing. “I just take flex term classes so it isn’t an overload all at once.”

Keep reading to learn more about her story…

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What Can I Do With a Computer Aided Design & Drafting Degree?

Computer aided design and drafting (often called CADD or CAD) aids in the creation, modification, analysis or optimization of a design — think like a machine part, or the design of a building. Typically, CADD output is in the form of electronic files for print, machining or other manufacturing operations. Modern CAD software does much more than just drafting — it provides a wide range of computer-based tools that assist engineers, architects and other design professionals in their design activities. Sound like something you might be interested in? Keep reading to find out more.

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Here Are Some of the Best Social Services Jobs to Have in 2017

Here it is: our last chapter in our series of blog posts on U.S. News and World Report’s 100 Best Jobs of 2017. We’ve managed to talk about a wide variety of industries, ranging from topics like health care, all the way to technology, engineering, math and management. This last segment will include a series of jobs that don’t quite fit in with everything else, but can still be great career options for the right person — especially for those who might be interested in careers serving others.

Here we go…

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Online College Courses: Are They Right for You?

In every college student, there is a hint of trepidation when enrolling for classes. Even if you are a first timer, an old timer, or haven’t gone to school in years, you’ll probably panic over the courses to decide between and how to take them. Plenty of reasoning and a lot of scheduling issues might affect this decision. So, what could be considered the perfect ultimatum? Why not try online college courses?

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Here Are Some of the Best Management Jobs to Have in 2017

Continuing on our theme of discussing the U.S. News and World Report’s 100 Best Jobs of 2017 list and what that means to DCCCD, we’re talking this week about jobs with management roles. At first glance, you might not necessarily see how each of these jobs are connected. But the thing they have in common is that they will usually require some ability to see things from a “big picture” point of view and keep track of various moving parts. All of them will require some level of people skills, as often these positions will involve hiring and supervising others.

Ready to learn more?

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