Middlesex Community College has joined forces with Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society to launch Connecticut’s first statewide Community College Completion Corps (CTC4).
During the week of October 19-23, all 12 community colleges and 1 private college across the state will be hosting campus-based events that bring awareness to college completion. This CTC4 initiative is an effort to increase the number of community college students that will complete two-year degrees and certificates.
Each individual Phi Theta Kappa college chapter has activities scheduled that include degree audits, online pledge completion for students and faculty, banner signings, club drives, advising, and social activities.
As part of this celebration, MxCC will hold C4 Degree Audit Workshops in Chapman Hall, 803 on the following dates and times:
- Tuesday, October 20th at 12:30 – 1:30pm and 4:30pm – 5:30pm
- Wednesday, October 21st at 12:00pm – 1:00pm
- Thursday, October 22nd at 2:15 – 3:15pm
At the end of the workshops, students will not only be able to conduct their own degree audit, but they will also electronically sign the C4 pledge to graduate. Students who sign the pledge and take the C4 initiative will receive special access to College Fish, a transfer tool usually only available to Phi Theta Kappa Members. Learn more about the initiative at cccompletioncorps.org.
Fifty-four percent of community college students need to work to support themselves and their families. Sixty percent of community college students work 20 hours per week. Twenty-three percent of all college students have dependent children. Of the students that drop out of college, sixty-five percent plan to return, with only thirty-eight percent actually returning. CTC4 makes completion a priority for students, their families, and friends. The degree they earn then gives the students the credentials to be employed and to earn more money.