♪ ♪ RIKKITA TAYLOR: COME ON, DRE. I WAS SPENDING $1,000
A SEMESTER ON TEXTBOOKS BEFORE I LEARNED
ABOUT THE Z-DEGREE PROGRAM. BEFORE I CAME TO TCC, THE COMPANY THAT I
WORKED AT CLOSED DOWN THIS IS THE REASON I CAME
TO SCHOOL, THE TEXTBOOKS WERE KIND OF EXPENSIVE. THERE WERE SECOND THOUGHTS
OF CONTINUING MY DEGREE. PROFESSOR: SO THIS SAME
TABLE IS POSTED IN BLACK BOARD. RIKKITA TAYLOR: I SAVED ABOUT
$3,000 A YEAR BY USING THE Z-DEGREE PROGRAM. I WAS ABLE TO USE
THAT MONEY FOR CHILDCARE. THE Z-DEGREE PROGRAM HELPED ME
STAY IN SCHOOL BECAUSE I DIDN’T HAVE AS MUCH
STRESS PAYING FOR TEXTBOOKS. I WOULD HAVE
DROPPED OUT WITHOUT IT. RIGHT NOW, I WORK
AT DIAMOND RESORTS. I WORK IN GUEST SERVICES. THE COMPANY IS ALL ABOUT
HAVING GOOD BUSINESS ETHICS. THESE ARE ALL THINGS
THAT I LEARNED WHILE TAKING MY Z-DEGREE CLASSES. THE Z-DEGREE HELPED
ME PROVIDE FOR MY FAMILY BUT ALSO SHOW MY
KIDS THAT IT CAN BE DONE. THAT’S REALLY GOOD, HIGH-FIVE!