(PHOENIX, Ariz., Aug. 11) – The 2011 Fall semester is just around the corner and class registration is going on now. With more than 200 programs of study delivered in diverse instructional styles, Phoenix College encourages you to choose us as the place to pursue your higher education goals.
Classes begin on Saturday, August 20, 2011.
On that day, Phoenix College will host the Fall 2011 New Student Orientation from 8:00 a.m.-noon. Students and their families will be able to browse tables for campus information from 8 a.m.-9 a.m. in Sophomore Square, followed by workshops filled with information on PC’s programs and services and strategies for success.
For evening students, New Student Orientation will be Wednesday, Aug. 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Dalby Building Room 224.
New class offerings this Fall include two Real Estate Appraisal courses (REA270 and 271), which run concurrently in eight-week sessions, an introductory engineering class designed to give students a taste of what being an engineer entails (ECE102), and an online class on home-based businesses (SB213), which is part of a new online Small Business Start-Up certificate program now being offered.
A new feature available to students this semester is an Online Chat Line where they can get information on Admissions and Records, Advisement, Financial Aid, and General Information. They can chat online or send an e-mail to request information.
“We want to make it as easy as possible for our students – both traditional and non-traditional – to access our services and get the classes and education they deserve,” said Yira Brimage, Vice President of Student Affairs.
Phoenix College offers a wide variety of courses and programs in business, teacher education, nursing, sustainability, biology, criminal justice, emergency medical training and more.
Students can accumulate credits for transfer to a four-year university or they can enhance their professional skills and apply it to their current job. Others may choose to take classes for fun and leisure.
Classes are available in the day, evening, weekends, and online. Some courses are taught in a hybrid style, which is a combination of online learning and traditional classroom instruction. For those who work or have other commitments, this provides some flexibility to manage their time effectively.
To search for a class, go to http://www.phoenixcollege.edu/schedule or browse through the online Summer/Fall eZine. To register for a course,go to My.maricopa.edu or stop by the campus Admissions office.
Phoenix College offers two campus locations: the main campus at 1202 W. Thomas Road and PC Downtown at 640 N. First Avenue.
About Phoenix College: PC has served the higher education needs of the community since 1920. As the flagship college of the Maricopa Community Colleges—the largest community college system in America—Phoenix College offers programs for university transfer, career training, and personal development. The 50-acre campus includes state-of-the-art instructional classrooms, a modern library and computer lab, the Eric Fischl Art Gallery, a performing arts theater, a culinary café, a massage and fitness center, and premium athletic fields. Phoenix College students speak more than 50 languages and represent more than 100 countries, reflecting the diverse, multicultural central city that it serves.