Community College of Philadelphia
|Community College of Philadelphia|
|Motto||"The Path to Possibilities."|
|Established||September 23, 1965|
|President||Dr. Donald Generals (as of July 2014)|
|Location||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA|
Community College of Philadelphia is an open-admission institution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States that grants Associate degrees, academic certificates, and proficiency certificates. Programs of study include architecture and construction; art, design and media, business and technology; health care; law and public service; liberal arts; science; social and human services; automotive technology and culinary arts. The College offers traditional, evening, weekend and online courses.
Students at the College can pursue a Bachelor's degree upon graduation, and some programs prepare students to enter the workforce. Dual admissions partnerships and transfer agreements with four-year schools make it easy for students to further their education. Student support services include free tutoring, counseling, transfer assistance, the Center for Male Engagement, a Career Services Center, and a Veteran's Resource Center. Adult Basic Education classes can provide Philadelphia residents with valuable, lifelong skills.
The College's Corporate Solutions unit offers workforce training initiatives for individuals looking to advance their career skills or prepare for new career.
There are three locations throughout the city to help make a college education more accessible:
- Northeast Regional Center - 12901 Townsend Road in the Parkwood neighborhood of Far Northeast Philadelphia
- Northwest Regional Center - 1300 West Godfrey Avenue in the Fern Rock neighborhood of North Philadelphia.
- West Regional Center - 4725 Chestnut Street in the Walnut Hill neighborhood of West Philadelphia
The College opened on September 23, 1965, in the Snellenberg's Building at 34 South 11th Street. The Mint Building on the Main Campus, which opened for classes in 1973, served as the Third Philadelphia Mint from 1901–1969.
The College has made great strides throughout its history in helping citizens achieve their educational and career goals.
- Community College of Philadelphia Website
- Student Vanguard: Official School Newspaper
- Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges