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Countering the pressure many high school students experience to get a university degree is the community college alternative. Asserting the practicality of an associate’s degree are reasons why two year colleges benefit North Carolina economically and occupationally. Added as evidence are what North Carolina community colleges such as Central Piedmont, Lenoir, and Alamance in particular offer to the state.
The increasing integration of technology into work environments challenges individuals with only a high school diploma. Greatly helping them build their technical skill sets and become competitive in today's job market is community colleges. Colleges and programs helping students fulfill this goal include Guilford Technical Community College’s Aviation Manufacturing Program and Pitt Community College’s Advanced Manufacturing Institute.
Despite their relative closeness geographically, there are vast differences between North Carolina and West Virginia. The divergent paths these Southern states have taken since the 1850s is explored comparatively by data related to population, economy, occupations, and education.
The advantages of a community college education, in addition to comparatively lower cost, include programs that can offer additional job skills for current career advancement and skills for success in prospective careers. Among the fifty-eight community colleges in North Carolina profiled were Fayetteville Technical, Guilford, Edgecombe, and Pitt.