Â Students who wanted toÂ enroll at Cape Fear Community College this semester but missed the chance now have another opportunity starting later this month.
CFCC will offer two special mini-sessions with over 100 additional full semester credit coursesÂ during the spring semester. The courses are compressed into a shorter time frame, but still cover the same material and offer a full semester of college credit.
College officials decided to offer the mini-session after noticing students who applied to the college were not able to get into the classes they wanted – or not registering at all.
â€œSome are our classes are in high demand and fill up very quickly. These mini-sessions will give students a second chance to get the classes they need to graduate on time,â€ said CFCC Vice President of Instruction Dr. Amanda Lee.
Interest among prospective students remains high. New student applications were up by 8% over last year, but enrollment was slightly down.
â€œThis shows us that the interest in the college is still at an all-time high, but many of those students were not able to register due to reasonsÂ related to finances, work andÂ family,â€ Dr. Lee stated.
â€œFor many non-traditional students, taking a full semester-long course is too much of a time commitment. By compressing the course material into a shorter amount of time, we hope to help students strike a balance between education and other obligations,â€ Dr. Lee explained.
One solution is by offering a â€œhybridâ€ class as part of the mini-session. Most of the classes in the mini-sessions are offered partially online andÂ on-campus to help students with busy schedules.
The ten-week session starts on Feb. 17 and an eight-week session starts on March 2. All courses offer a full semester of credit.
For the full list of courses or for more information, visitÂ http://cfcc.edu/pio/minisession2012.html.