Credit Classes Begin Jan. 22 at MCCC

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WEST WINDSOR, N.J. -- Registration is underway for the Spring semester at Mercer County Community College. Most credit classes will begin Tuesday, Jan. 22. In addition to the 15-week semester, sessions of 10, seven and five weeks will be offered, with later starting dates.

Mercer's classes meet days, evenings and weekends on both the West Windsor and James Kerney campuses. Distance learning is offered through The Virtual Campus via the Internet and cable TV, and lunchtime courses are offered in downtown Trenton.

Mercer's Financial Aid counselors help students apply for state and federal financial aid, grants, loans and scholarships. Mercer continues to accept high-achieving recent high school graduates tuition-free through the NJSTARS program. Those who graduate in the top 20% of their high school class and enroll in at least 12 college credits are eligible.

With more than 60 degree programs and numerous certificate programs to choose from, students are able to find their unique paths at Mercer, including associate degree programs in fields such as Aviation Flight Technology, Entertainment Technology, Exercise Science, Funeral Service, the health professions, and Ornamental Horticulture.

New this year is a program for adults who wish to begin or return to college. Called CARE (Classes for Adults Returning to Education), the program is designed to help participants overcome test-taking anxiety, review basic math, and enhance reading and writing skills. An open house is set for Wed., Jan. 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call 609-570-3311 to register, or contact Lorna Strang for more information at 609-570-3856.

For students whose goal is to earn a bachelor's degree, Mercer offers abundant transfer opportunities. Thousands of students successfully transfer from Mercer to four-year colleges nationwide. The college offers dual admissions programs through agreements with Rutgers, Rider, The College of New Jersey, Montclair and NJIT. Fairleigh Dickinson University offers programs on the MCCC campus for bachelor's and master's degree candidates in Business and Hospitality Management.

Continuing in its second year, Mercer's Honors Program welcomes high-achieving students, and sets the highest possible goals for intellectual growth and critical thinking. Courses emphasize analytical writing, effective public speaking, interactive and collaborative learning, use of primary source materials, and information literacy.

Complete information about spring credit classes, as well as online registration for previously registered students, is available at www.mccc.edu.

Students can register in-person at the West Windsor Campus Office of Enrollment Services, Student Center, 1200 Old Trenton Road, or the James Kerney Campus Office of Admissions, North Broad and Academy Streets in Trenton, Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. New students should call Admissions at 609-570-3795. For classes that begin Jan. 22, the last day to register without late fees is Jan. 15.

The college will host its annual "Explore Mercer" Open House for parents and college-bound students on April 9 at 6 p.m. at the West Windsor Campus Student Center Cafeteria. For more information e-mail admiss@mccc.edu or call 609-570-3795.


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