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Profiles in Learning

Barstow Community College is an open-access learning environment that promotes critical thinking, communication, personal and professional responsibility, and global awareness by offering quality courses, programs, and support services.
...from the BCC Mission Statement

...Arthur Montiel

Arthur Montiel

Slowly I began to contribute and be a leader myself

...When I first came to community college, I was afraid…I really was. I would sit in the back of class and think to myself…I cannot succeed at this. But you see, prior to coming to community college I did not understand what school was…why it was important. I've matured…with every success, I thought more and more, 'I could do this.'

What I learned most here at BCC is group learning. This started in my basic skills courses. In groups, we support each other's learning…we work together…with a common goal. I do not get things right off the bat. With group learning I could rely on my peersbut slowly I began to contribute and be a leader myself.