Higher Education

Long Beach City College

One of the largest districts in the California Community College System, Long Beach City College (LBCC) has proudly served the community for over eighty years. The college boasts 1,400 employees and nearly 30,000 students learning in a student-centered environment. The college's two locations include a 112-acre Liberal Arts Campus (LAC) and a smaller, thirty-acre Pacifi c Coast Campus (PCC).

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Central Piedmont Community College

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) boasts six campuses located throughout Mecklenburg County with more than 70,000 students. The school is an innovative and comprehensive college that advances the lifelong educational development of students consistent with their needs, interests, and abilities, while strengthening the economic, social, and cultural life of its diverse community. It is CPCC’s vision to become the national leader in workforce development.

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Jefferson Community College

The mission of Jefferson Community College is to advance the quality of life of its students and the community through excellence in teaching, innovative services, and community partnerships. Along with its credit-bearing programs, the college offers a variety of workshops, seminars, and cultural events including theatre, lectures and art exhibitions, and provides personal, academic and vocational counseling services for both students and the community. The college’s service area is largely rural, with the US Army 10th Mountain Division at nearby Fort Drum, and agriculture and tourism the dominant industries. Spurred by a high unemployment rate, enrollment at Jefferson Community College has grown nearly 30 percent over the last seven years, as area residents retrain to expand their employment opportunities.

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Texas State Technical College

Texas State Technical College (TSTC) is an independent state system comprised of four separately-accredited two-year, state-supported technical colleges. TSTC’s mission is to efficiently and effectively help Texas meet the high-tech challenges of today’s global economy. Nearly 30,000 students are served each year through traditional degree programs, short-term continuing education and corporate training programs.

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University of Ottawa

Two-thirds of the 600,000 square foot research-intensive Roger Guindon Hall is consumed with wet labs. The building houses the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Health on an 80-acre Health Sciences Centre that also includes the Ottawa General Hospital, the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and the Royal Ottawa Regional Rehabilitation Center.

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