The Community College of Baltimore County, Essex (CCBC)

Rosedale, MD

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The Community College of Baltimore County, Essex

The Community College of Baltimore County, Essex

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Rated 3 of 5 Stars 3 Review

Course Availability:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Student Body:
Rated 2.5 of 5 Stars
Work/Life Balance:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Credits Transferability:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Flexibility:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Online Courses:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars

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Student at This School - Grad Year 2012

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Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Student Body:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Work/Life Balance:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Credits Transferability:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Flexibility:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Online Courses:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Overall

First, I attend The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), Catonsville. My experiences have been favorable the past 20 years. All core classes such as Science, Math, English was great. The professors were experts in the subject matter. Not only experts, but they used repetative techniques to reinforce the information. This is my second time at matriculating at CCBC. The faculty have been extremely supportive and have encouraged me along with other students to establish a Student Association for the Health Informatics and Information Technology Program. I have gained knowledge, as well as leadership skills this time around.

Academics

I am currently enrolled in the Health Informatics and Information Technology Curriculum. The classes are extremely challenging to a person without Health Information Management background. Therefore, if you are not a disciplined individual; you may have difficulty grasping the many domains. The workload is extremely heavy but achieveable. Most classes are either on-line or hybrid. This is considered a plus for students that work in the field; not so for unknowledgeable students. When students meet face to face, there are approximately 20 students in each class. Perspective students that are not working in the field, may only want to take two classes at a time until they become familiar with the terminology. Maybe consider taking some type of exercise class to get rid of the stress.

Campus Facilities & Safety

Layed back atmosphere. The facilities are constantly being upgraded. There are plenty of computer labs. The student orgs. are extremely active. Parking is challenging; shuttle is provided. Safe campus


Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

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Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Student Body:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Work/Life Balance:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Credits Transferability:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Flexibility:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Online Courses:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
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This is a great school for working adults. Very convenient hours and many choices. So many evening classes are offered and the teachers are very knowledgable and accomodating to their students. Love the school.

Academics

Business and Science programs are excellent. Classes were not very large, so students are ablento receive individualized attention if needed. Workload is bearable, as a working adult taking part time classes.

Campus Facilities & Safety

Great facilities and campus police are always patrolling the parking and roads. Feel very safe crossing the campus, very well lit in the evening hours. Everything is always clean. Science labs are stocked with everything necessary.


Alumnus - Grad Year 2012

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Course Availability:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Student Body:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Work/Life Balance:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Credits Transferability:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Flexibility:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Online Courses:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Overall

I attended CCBC for 4 years while earning my Associates Degree on a part time basis . When I first signed up, they told me nothing about loan lifetime limits, or anything about financial aid. The academic advisers were useless when helping me choose which classes I should take, and what order to take them in. The order in which you take your classes can save you a ton of money, or it can hurt you. I found that out later after I sat down and mapped out my entire degree and the order in which I should take classes on my own. The adviser did NOTHING; he just handed me a pamphlet and said I should take all of these courses, and looked at me blankly when I asked about prerequisites and when I asked about more major-specifics, they repeated the course catalog back to me almost verbatim. This was 5 years ago, of course. Now it seems even worse because the student body is HUGE compared to when I first started. They only just now re-vamped their financial aid department, which is horrible for answering their phones (be prepared for at least 30 minutes ON HOLD, although several times I have waited almost an hour on speaker phone before giving up and driving there only to ask a simple question that took 5 seconds to answer). Being that this was my first college experience, I thought all colleges were like this, until I went and looked at Towson, Stevenson U., University of Baltimore, and University of Maryland. All of these colleges were SO much better with everything, although Towson seems like its not as professional as the others. Anyway, if going to CCBC, expect cheap tuition, and good teachers if you look them up on "rate my professor", but horrible campus staff, drab outdated campus, horrible parking during day/afternoon classes, and a student body that acts like a bunch of public school rejects who will cut you in lines, scream and be very loud in halls, cafeteria, ect, and often try to cheat off you (especially in the lower Gen Eds). I would recommend CCBC if your going there to learn only, and if you keep your head down and plow your way through the BS, because its mighty deep there.

Academics

Nursing program is top rated because of the rigorous selective process, but is thus very hard to get into. Many chemistry teachers and other science teachers seem like they have a chip on their backs, choose wisely (research your teachers!). Workload depends on the major; sciences are very (appropriately) hard, other non- health care and non-science fields are easier. Class size is ever growing, sometimes 20 students in upper level courses, but for the Gen. Eds, and popular sciences such as A&P, you will have 40+ students shoved into rooms where you can barely walk between the desks.

Campus Facilities & Safety

Outdated campus overall, with a drab public school feeling. Some buildings are new, but overall the campus is extremely busy and unwelcoming due to the VERY loud students who will often get into fights, especially in the cafeteria. Sometimes they have a security guard there, which helps, but this is usually only after a fight happens or a cafeteria worker calls for security. Also, watch yourself at night, there are alot of robberies in the parking lots!


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