Community College Community colleges are an increasingly popular college choice. Students prepare for a specific career Students in one- and two-year programs are only required to take the courses they need to prepare for their chosen career field. (As a rule, four-year college students are required to take a number of courses that are unrelated to their major.) u Students studying business take courses in math, communications, and accounting; art students focus on art courses. Colleges are affordable and classes are small u It generally costs much less to attend a community college than a four-year college. u Community colleges keep their classes small and they hire instructors who have worked in a related career field. The law enforcement instructor, for example, might be a retired police officer. Colleges offer activities and services While community colleges generally do not have dorms, most have a variety of athletic programs, clubs, and social activities, as well as support services such as counseling, career placement, and tutoring.