With recent economic troubles, many families are seeking more a affordable education route before sending a student to a four-year school.
Community colleges like Central Piedmont Community College and Wake Technical Community College offer transfer programs and diplomas that count towards the general education portion of almost any degree program.
Straight out of high school not many people know what they want to do for the rest of their life. I sure didn’t. Right after graduating I decided that I wanted to come to UNC Charlotte for a degree in computer science. After two years of work, I hit a wall and wasn’t excited about what I was doing.
Instead of wasting valuable time and money trying to find a new field to go into I went back home to Cary, N.C., and started taking classes at Wake Tech. While there I was able to take classes that would count for my general education as well as take electives in an effort to find a new field of study.
After finding a new passion in journalism, I then transferred back to UNC Charlotte to get my Bachelor’s degree in Communications.
With continuing rises in tuition and school fees, more families right out of high school seem to want to wait a couple of years before going to a four-year school to save money. If you’re not sure what you want to do right out of high school, in this day and age, why not take a little time to figure it out?