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Need Flexibility? Community Colleges Are on It!

Written February 1st, 2010
Categories: Non-Traditional Student
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Non-Traditional Students (NTS) who are working full-time and raising a family often have problems of making the time for class. Community Colleges all over the U.S. are responding to the need for flexible locations and flexible hours. Budget cuts due to the current economic climate, means that Community Colleges must be creative when meeting those needs. Here are a few examples of what Community Colleges around the country are doing to help their students.

Pima Community College in Tucson, AZ emphasizes their “more than 100 sites around Pima County where various classes are offered.” In addition, “Pima offers an Express Degree, in which you attend class one night a week, year round to earn an associate degree in two years.” (Source: PCC’s Career Focus, Spring 2010).

On the East Coast, the New York Times reports that Bunker Hill Community College in Boson now offers 11:45 pm to 2:30 am classes, a measure taken to accommodate a burgeoning enrollment. (Source: New York Times, 10.28.2009) In response to this New York Times article, the College of Southern Nevada has also added midnight classes (Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal, 11.30.2009). And, Northern Virginia Community College now offers “many more classes that start before 8 in the morning or end after 9 at night” (Source: Washington Post, 9.24.2009).

If class times and locations are potential obstacles for you, check around your area, or speak to the admissions office of the Community College nearest you. Who knows? They might be able to fit you into their 10:00 pm class being held at the high school down the street!