Good news for students looking to graduate faster, or prospective students who think they missed the fall semester: College of the Canyons has added 115 sections to its fall 2018 class schedule. These five- to eight-week classes provide students with the opportunity to get ahead in their coursework during the months of October and November.
“Short-term classes are a fantastic opportunity for students to take on an additional course before the semester ends,” said Dr. Jerry Buckley, Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Academic Affairs at the college. “Spanning a wide range of topics and skills, our short-term classes provide our students with the flexible options they need to graduate.”
The added classes are available at the Valencia and Canyon Country campuses, and also include online courses to accommodate the needs of students balancing work and school.
In addition, several courses make use of open educational resources (OER), free or low-cost alternative learning materials that provide an affordable option to traditional textbooks.
Cal Grant financial aid recipients may also benefit from a larger award by taking an extra class. Students who receive a Cal Grant and increase their course load to 12 units may be eligible to receive an additional $649 for the semester, while those take 15 or more units can receive an extra $2,000.
The enhanced course schedule includes eight new career skills classes offered through the college’s School of Continuing Education. Offering free enrollment, the courses are designed to help local employees improve their skills in the areas most needed to grow their careers, including: time management; business writing; critical thinking, problem solving and decision making; customer service; negotiations, personality styles, management, and communication.
For more information about the College of the Canyons fall semester short-term classes or to apply for admission and register for classes, please visit the class schedule.