FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 19, 2005
Winter Intersession to be Offered
Students and administrators are enthusiastically awaiting this years new Winter Intersession being offered at College of the Canyons in January. It is the first time the college has offered a full-fledged comprehensive Winter Intersession, said the colleges spokesperson Sue Bozman. The Intersession allows students the opportunity to earn college credit by taking short- term classes of a five-week duration from Jan.3 through Feb. 4, 2006.
Carole Long, interim vice president of instruction at College of the Canyons said, We noticed that many community colleges had switched to the Winter Intersession and we wanted to make that opportunity available for our students as well. Long also believes the new Winter Intersession will put College of the Canyons more in sync with transfer schools, such as CSUN, which have a winter intersession.
The Winter Intersession will offer more than three hundred class sections for students to choose from, and will be heavily packed with general education courses that are UC and CSU transferable.
According to Long, it will also allow students greater flexibility, Students can take UC and CSU transferable courses during the winter and not have to go to school during the summer.
For first-year students, the Winter Intersession will be extremely beneficial. Many first-year students have difficulty enrolling in prerequisite classes during the fall and spring semesters, primarily because they arent given enrollment priority, but the Winter Intersession will have many of these prerequisite classes available.
The Winter Intersession is also an excellent opportunity for students coming home for the holidays from four-year universities, said Bozman. Students can take the same classes offered at a UC or CSU campus at College of the Canyons for a much lower price.
Evening, online, and College by Television classes will be available for students who work during the day and cannot attend daytime classes. Classes will also be held at the College of the Canyons Canyon Country ACCESS site for students who live in that area.
Registration for Winter Intersession classes will begin on Nov.16.
The College of the Canyons campus has abundant parking available for students at all times of the day, and fees are $26 per unit.