WEST WINDSOR, NJ: Credit classes for Mercer County Community College’s spring semester begin Jan. 24. With enrollment continuing to be high, students are advised to register early for best course selection.
Mercer offers credit classes at the West Windsor Campus, the downtown Trenton James Kerney Campus, and online through The Virtual College. Previously-registered students can sign up online at www.mccc.edu.
Again this semester, in addition to welcoming traditional college-age students, Mercer is set to serve many adult students who are out of work and seeking retraining, and those interested in updating their skills for career growth. With its flexible scheduling, Mercer’s students can choose to attend part- or full-time. Last year the average age of a part-time student was 30.
Mercer’s 70 associate degree programs include specialized majors which attract students from throughout the region, such as Funeral Services, Horticulture/Plant Science, Entertainment Technology and Exercise Science.
Three baccalaureate colleges now offer bachelor’s degree programs right on Mercer’s campus, and MCCC students can transfer seamlessly into these programs. They are William Paterson University, Fairleigh Dickinson University and Felician College.
Many students also transfer locally to Rider University, The College of New Jersey, or Thomas Edison State College. New Jersey legislation ensures that community college credits will transfer easily to all four-year state colleges, and Mercer also holds dual admissions and transfer agreements with other colleges nationwide.
For those who wish to begin a career right after graduation, MCCC offers programs such as Nursing, Medical Lab Technology, Physical Therapist Assistant, Law Enforcement, and Graphic Design and Game Design.
Mercer offers many services to assist students, such as free tutoring, academic advisement and assistance with financial aid. Highly motivated students may be eligible for the Honors Program, which provides an enriched college experience.
For detailed information about Spring 2010 classes at MCCC visit www.mccc.edu . Students may register in person at the West Windsor or James Kerney campuses from Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information is available at the Enrollment Services office, 609-570-3795.
The college is closed for Winter Break Dec. 23 to Jan. 3.