CNCC offers new class schedule for spring 2002
Catalog of classes available at local pick-up spots, Internet; registration for semester begins Jan. 4
December 4, 2001
By RYAN SHERIDAN
Daily Press writer
Colorado Northwest Community College’s spring schedule is now available, and registration will begin Jan. 4.
This year, the catalog of classes will be have to picked up at several locations throughout Craig and Moffat County, or accessed via the Internet. CNCC will not be mailing out the schedule as in the past.
Classes for the spring semester begin Jan. 14, and both core and degree classes will be available.
Any of the degree programs CNCC offers can be started this spring.
“The schedule rotation allows students to start any of the programs we offer no matter what semester they begin school,” said Mary Morris, community education coordinator for CNCC-Craig. “Also our developmental classes will be available, the basic skills courses. There are reading courses, writing and basic composition, and pre- and intro to algebra classes.”
The tuition buy-down is still in effect for Moffat County residents, which means students will pay for books and fees, but not tuition.
The tuition buy-down also allows Moffat County residents to attend the CNCC-Rangely campus with no tuition costs. The students are responsible for books, fees, and living expenses.
A new course of study that will begin this spring is the Cosmetology program.
The cosmetology and manicurist/nail technician course is expected to be offered during the spring semester, pending final confirmation from the state oversight board.
“We hope the board will give us final approval at their meeting next week,” said Dean Hollenbeck, vice president of CNCC. “We’re on the schedule of the meeting, and if they get through their entire schedule, we should have our approval.
“They’ve told us to go ahead and start up, but I’m leery of committing dollars without knowing absolutely. Once we know, at that point we go fast and run to get everything ready for January.”
Hollenbeck said that even if the board does not get far enough into its agenda to give the needed approval at next week’s meeting, the program could be approved at the January meeting, and CNCC would be able get the curriculum started for the spring semester.
CNCC-Craig is also offering classes via satellite on the Internet, so students can begin four-year degree programs while attending the Craig Campus. Students can either access professors from other CNCC campuses, or begin programs offered at Utah State College campuses the closest of which is in Vernal, Utah.
“CNCC students, after completing any classes here in Craig, will be able to attend any Utah State campuses at in-state rates,” Morris said. “The student would be charged the same rate as if they were attending a four-year college in Colorado.
“Online classes are a consortium effort students could be dealing with a professor from Rangely or Pueblo or any of our campuses,” she said. “These online courses are a real advantage to students who can schedule a block of time. The course can be finished on a more flexible schedule, and the sessions are shorter.”
The first session of Internet courses begins Jan. 21, and the second session begins Feb. 25.
Both sessions end on May 12.
The student population of CNCC grew by approximately 19 full-time-equivalent students, which translates to over 50 more students this fall taking courses at the Craig campus than last year.
“We’re excited with what’s happening here,” Morris said. “The growth is from both the influence of the tuition buy-down, and the slowing economy is also an influence.
“During an economic downturn, people look to retool, or improve their resumes or job performance. And a lot of students are choosing to stay closer to home right now.”
The CNCC Spring Semester schedule is available online at http://www.cncc.cccoes.edu. The schedules are also available at the following locations
CNCC Bell Tower
Center of Craig in the Small Business Development Center
Craig-Moffat County Library
Colorado Workforce Center
Museum of Northwest Colorado
Craig Chamber of Commerce
Bank of Colorado
Community First Bank
First National Bank of the
Village Inn Restaurant
Moffat County Courthouse
in the County Clerk’s