Attending Westchester Community College
With her three children grown, Patricia Siguenza was ready for a change. Intrigued by the college’s new Small Business Entrepreneurship certificate, she became the first student to graduate from this new program. “I’m a numbers person and a people person,” says Siguenza, who had been providing freelance accounting services to several Westchester clients since emigrating from Ecuador fifteen years ago. “I’d like to continue to work in accounting but I want more interaction with people. I may go on
to a four-year school or I may start a new business providing investment advice to individuals and small business owners,” she says. Whatever she decides, she’s ready for the future.
At Westchester Community College, we know a
lot about adult students. We should, because almost one-half of our student
body is over 25 years of age. So you won't be alone!
We also know that as an adult student you will
juggle school with work and/or family responsibilities. At
Westchester Community College we know that
you have special needs and we can meet those needs with a variety of support
Our counselors, faculty and staff are prepared
to ease your transition back into the classroom. We will provide you with
the knowledge and skills you need to further your education, pursue a
successful career, and lead a rewarding personal life.
We've answered a number of common
questions that returning adult students have about attending
Westchester Community College. Click to
view our Adult Student Q&A pages.
Reasons Why Adults Attend
- To obtain skills for a new career
- To advance in a current profession
- To fulfill a dream of having a college
- To do something for themselves now that
the kids are in school
- To understand the world of computers
- To obtain a good job to help pay for a
child's college tuition
- To meet new people with similar interests
- To get a new start after a personal life
- To keep learning about new things
...because no matter what, going to
college will change your life!
Why Returning Adults
Choose Westchester Community College
Video for Adult Students
Displaced Homemakers Program
Information for Adult