San Juan College has joined #CCMonth, a monthlong grassroots education campaign coordinated by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT).

View of the Learning Commons Building with the San Juan College logo on the library windows.

#CCMonth - Community College Month

The primary goals of #CCMonth are to improve awareness of the economic, academic, and equity advantages of attending community colleges.

#CCMonth is an opportunity to reach out and demonstrate that community colleges are first-class institutions vital to our local and state economies.

San Juan College is celebrating #CCMonth with posts on social media highlighting students, sharing how a community college made a difference for them. In addition, San Juan College is incorporating #CCMonth in social media event posts.

Public community colleges are a uniquely American educational model designed to guarantee all people access to affordable, high-quality higher education. They are the primary educators of life-saving nursing and other healthcare professionals, among many others. They also serve as an onramp to bachelor’s, master’s, and higher-level degrees for many students, particularly for the most demographically and socioeconomically diverse students. They guarantee fair admissions for all students, and offer support for adult students who must work to support their families. Without community colleges, many American students would not be able to access higher education at all.

“The new-and-future economy is a skills-based economy,” said ACCT President and CEO Jee Hang Lee. “The nation’s community colleges always have specialized in providing practical education and skills that students can use to advance themselves in a competitive economy.”

In short, community colleges were created to serve the needs of their communities, and they do it exceptionally well.

For more information on the 140+ two-year degree and certificate programs offered through San Juan College and the wide variety of community events, programs and education offered.