Registration has begun for winter session – or intersession – classes at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges that start Jan. 5. Registration has also begun for spring 2015 classes, which start Jan 26, 2015.
The colleges will offer nearly 70 intersession classes between Jan. 5-24, about 20 more than a year ago, when the courses returned after a four-year hiatus due to severe budget cuts.
Intersession classes, while intensive, are a quick way to earn up to three college credits in just three weeks. Most classes meet 31/2 hours a day, five days a week and others are offered online. They also provide a great way to get ahead by satisfying prerequisites.
The classes are identical to regular semester-length classes and the units are transferable to most four-year universities, including San Diego State University and University of California, San Diego. At $46 a unit, California community college courses are an affordable way to obtain a college degree. Visit either college’s financial aid website for information on applying for financial aid.