Planning for Higher Education Journal

Learning Centers Versus Campus Development: Growing Pains for Community Colleges

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From Volume 35 Number 3 | April–June 2007
By Debra L. Smith
Planning Types: Campus Planning

The student demographics of community colleges have necessitated that districts offer a variety of programs in different learning environments. Many of today's community college students aspire to earn career-related certificates or improve employment skills and want close proximity to home or work to maintain their schedules while advancing their education.
The study described in this article reviews two community college districts in proximity to one another to evaluate their student demographics and identify the trends in student movement. Both districts offer associate's degrees and certificate programs and use Internet components to serve their students, but differ in their facilities approach to providing services.

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