A college that primarily offers 2-3 year diploma programs; often refereed to rather condescendingly as junior college. In Canada, Community College is generally known simply as College while four-year degree programs are normally taught only at a University.

Generally, focuses on a more practical, hands on approach rather then a theory heavy approach. Also has much less focus on the academic subjects and more on technical ones (although most programs will have at least some academic subjects but they’re not the focus).

Usually costs far less then a four-year degree program type of college and is often a more practical option for people that don’t want tens of thousands of dollars in debt from student loans.

People tend to look down on community college because of its technical focus rather then academic focus. They seem to feel that anyone not strong academically is stupid. People that think this way seem to forget that not everyone is academically inclined and everyone learns differently (hence, why there are different options for education).

Many go to Community College because they cannot afford the privilege of going (away) to a four-year college or university.

In short, Community College is another option for education that has a technical rather then academic focus.
I went to Community College because I wanted a technical, hands on approach that woulden't leave me tens of thousands on dollars in debt.
by anonymous October 20, 2004

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A Place where dreams die.
Self explanatory (Community College)
by ThisSuxs April 03, 2012

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1. A two-year college that provides inexpensive college classes and credits for students as well as societies and connections. Some also offer dual-enrollment for talented and intelligent high school students.
2. A springboard for students who require assistance with the transition from high school into college.
3. A greatly misunderstood but highly useful institution that is useful for students' educations and personal knowledge stores while being easier on the pocketbook.
I'm a dual-enrolled student at a local Community College, meaning I'll be able to enter a four-year school as a junior earlier and pay less for a college education.
by royliallen April 25, 2011

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An institution that society uses to further sort, sift, and weed out its members into basic categories of winners and losers.

While some students will succeed in community college and obtain a vocational credential or transfer to a 4-year school (both of which are noble) many will find it just as difficult as their high-school experience and will drop out and work in a menial job for the rest of their life. Others will graduate with an Associate's degree in nothing special and will find jobs pretty much as inaccessible to them as if they only had a high school diploma or equivalent.

Either way, society helps its members find their own level, giving those with merit the opportunities they deserve while preventing those who don't meet a basic threshold of academic aptitude (or intelligence/ambition/discipline) from obtaining a degree they surely DON'T deserve.

Of course, this is NOT what CC's themselves SAY they exist for--it's what they ACTUALLY DO.
"I hate high school. I think I'll go to community college after I graduate/drop out." That won't work out.

"I'm going to the local community college to get my paramedic's certification."
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A place where nobody goes on Friday.
I failed all my classes that were supposed to transfer because I never showed up to the local community college on Friday.
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The most boring place to get your education. The classes are bland, the people are stupid, and getting a true college experience is nearly impossible. Generally, all of the ghetto fuck boy clowns from high school go to community college thinking they're gonna party and have a great time, but then realize they have nothing to do, especially since their retarded friends are no longer following them everywhere. Basically a place for lifeless, hopeless university rejects. Thank god i only have to go for one semester!
Person 1: Dude hows community college?
Person 2: Bruh it blows. Its so fuckin boring Im surrounded by rejects
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A place for "higher learning" that students attend after high school. Students who attend community colleges generally 1) did bad in high school and could not get accepted anywhere else 2) went to a university and dropped out/kicked out due to inadequate grades and then signed up for a community college 3) a lot of older students ages 18-25 (most have jobs, some have kids) 4) students who never got a high school diploma, are 30 or 40 years old, and are just now deciding to get their GED 5) and lastly, there are SOME bright students who attend community college due to financial reasons (me being one of them), but yeah for the most part community colleges suck there is no social life, most students commute and attend class then go home right away, campus is ugly, no dorms, no frats or sororities, a lot of students smoke, in my CC there is a gym, but access is only granted to students who play for the school (thats bullshit), and finally the classes are completely dumbed down. They are so dumbed down it is literally impossible to not get an A if you attend every class and are not late often. Very LOW standards, you won't learn much. Anybody can get in.
Superman: Hey what did you score on your exam ?

Batman: 105%

Superman: Wow, you must be really smart.
Batman: No I just attend community college. I studied about 45 minutes for my exam which was worth 15 percent of my grade and still managed a 105 percent due to all the extra credit I got on the exam.
by College Kid who hates CC November 29, 2012

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