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College Lingo: What to Know Before You Go

“Be sure to meet with your academic advisor previous to your first semester to apply for admissions by completing an application that will ensure your full-time enrollment and registration in the classes that fulfill the prerequisite and

Transfer Advantages Abound for Community College Graduates

One of the reasons community colleges were created was to provide the first two years of a four-year degree at low cost and close to home. Most classes are designed to transfer; academic advisors know where the

VC Enriches Quality of Life with Concerts, Exhibits, and Lectures

by Eric Jensen With music concerts, movies, art exhibits, lectures, community service projects, and more scheduled throughout the year, the phrase “there’s nothing to do” is a misnomer at Victoria College and in the surrounding community. VC’s

Look Closer at Victoria College

How much do you know about your community college? Whether it’s quick job training or choosing a career, Victoria College is the Crossroads region’s go-to place for training and education in both credit and noncredit courses. Do

Not So Typical: Today’s college students break stereotypes

If you think that most college students are fresh out of high school, young, carefree, and living at a university, you’re way behind the times. Eighty-five percent of college students today don’t fit that mold. More often,

KEY Center Offers Tools for Student Success

by Eric Jensen The wooden sign above the door says “KEY Center,” but it’s really a home away from home for 152 Victoria College students. KEY stands for Knowledge, Exploration, and You, a fitting combination of the

Embrace Your Freedom of Choice at Victoria College

Starting your first two years of college at Victoria College gives you MORE options when it comes to your future. Not only is VC more affordable than a university, the college also offers MORE educational options, MORE

2+2 Plans Help Students Earn Affordable Bachelor’s Degree

Victoria College recently partnered with the University of Houston-Victoria to offer 2+2 plans that provide a more affordable option for students seeking a bachelor’s degree. Students can earn an associate degree at VC and then transfer to

The Two-Year Story: Best-Kept Secrets

Want to know a secret? Nearly half of the college students in the United States now attend two-year colleges. These schools are becoming increasingly popular for students with a variety of goals. Okay, so that’s not really

SAIL Training Helps Adults Learn a Skill to Find a Job

At least 60 percent of Texas jobs will require a career certificate or college degree by 2020, according to Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. And 44 percent of Texans over age 25 have never

VC Plan Emphasizes Instructor-Student Learning Partnership

Encouraging student success is a top priority for Victoria College. To achieve that goal, VC has developed a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), Students Engaged in Active Learning (SEAL), as part of its reaffirmation of accreditation process that

Victoria College Helps Former Military Personnel Transition to Student Life

by Eric Jensen For military veterans enrolling in Victoria College, Staci Kelly can be seen as a welcoming transition to academic life. Kelly serves as VC’s Veterans Services Advisor, assisting students who are afforded veterans benefits in

From Combat Injury to College Classroom

by Eric Jensen Wounded veteran studies electrical engineering Student Angel Ramirez strolls across the campus of Victoria College and acknowledges his instructors and fellow students. The academic scene is peaceful, but just a few years earlier, the