Community colleges are the most multi-faceted institutions of higher education in the United States. They offer two-year Associate Degrees in many diverse fields, prepare students with the right courses and transferable credits for four-year colleges, give a leg up to high school seniors seeking to get a jump on their college studies, provide targeted curricula leading to professional and technical certifications in fields such as information technology, computer-aided design and manufacturing, nursing and allied health professions.Thomas J. Snyder is the former Chief Executive Officer of auto parts manufacturer Delco Remy who turned his attention to higher education after seeing that America's businesses needed well-prepared workers. As the president of Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana, the largest singly accredited community college system in the country, he has focused the college on delivering the educational programs that would benefit his students, the economy and society as whole. The Community College Solution provides the facts and answers that prospective students, their parents, high-school guidance counselors and others need to know to make the most of the community college opportunity. These local institutions educate millions of Americans each year, and are the most accessible and affordable option in preparing to succeed academically, in work and in life.