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MCCC Offers College Courses at Hopewell Valley Central High School


West Windsor, NJ:  College is now closer to home. Mercer County Community College is offering credit courses for the Spring 2012 semester at Hopewell Valley Central High School beginning January 23.  The semester runs through May 11.

In addition to appealing to Hopewell and Pennington residents of all ages, the classes will be convenient for residents of Lawrence and Ewing Townships as well.  High school juniors and seniors who are recommended by a teacher or counselor are eligible to enroll and get a head start on earning college credits.

According to MCCC Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Guy Generals, the college has been seeking new ways to reach out to the Hopewell community. “Our offerings at Hopewell this spring are easily transferrable college classes designed to give community members a leg up on getting through college. MCCC offers affordability and first-rate faculty.” 

All five classes meet at the high school from 6 to 8:40 p.m. They include Intro to Sociology (SOC 101) on Monday, Intro to Psychology (PSY 101) on Tuesday, Western Civilization I (HIS 101) on Wednesday, Environmental Science Concepts (BIO114) on Wednesday, and Intro to Philosophy (PHI 102) on Thursday.

Mercer County Community College’s two campuses are located in West Windsor and downtown Trenton, and classes are offered online through The Virtual College.  Educational choices include 70 associate degree programs and 30 credit certificates. 

The Mercer Honors Program now accepts high-achieving students in their first semester at the college, immediately following high school graduation.

Many Mercer graduates transfer to baccalaureate colleges after completing a degree program, and the college eases that process through dual admission and transfer agreements with colleges nationwide.  MCCC also partners with three colleges which currently offer bachelor’s degree programs at the West Windsor Campus. They are William Paterson University, Fairleigh Dickinson University and Felician College.

For more information about the Hopewell program, including registration details and course descriptions, visit www.mccc.edu/hopewell, or call the Enrollment Services office at 609-570-3623, or Dean Robin Schore at 609-570-3326.  Students who have previously registered at Mercer can register online. 

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