Monday, May 9, 2016

10 reasons to take classes at Grossmont & Cuyamaca colleges this summer


Make your summer count! Here are some of the top reasons why taking classes at East County’s two colleges is a good idea for you this summer. Whatever your reasons are, Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges are here for you.

 Registration is open now, and classes start June 13. For links to summer course schedules and application info for both colleges, go to www.gcccd.edu/now . 


  1. More than 400 classes are being offered, including 4-, 6- and 8-week classes, and online courses.
  2. It’s a great way to pick up some extra college credits so you can earn your degree quicker.
  3. You can learn job skills that will help you advance in your career, with classes ranging from accounting and business law to economics and computers.
  4. For new high school graduates, taking a course at Grossmont or Cuyamaca this summer can give you a jumpstart on college, no matter where you’ll be going to school in the fall. Classes in college and career success teach skills such as note-taking, listening to lectures, managing time, studying for tests and improving memory. Also covered are topics such as stress management and discovering motivations and personal strengths.
  5. Expand your mind and learn new skills in classes such as Art Appreciation, Public Speaking, or fitness and sports classes.
  6. At just $46 per credit unit, the average class costs just $138. Many students qualify for fee waivers, and financial aid is available.
  7. Smaller classes offer more one-on-one time with instructors, perfect for those classes that may be challenging and require a little more instructional help.
  8. Parking is just $18 for the summer, with plenty of spaces available at both campuses.
  9. You’ll find friendly and caring instructors and staff at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges who will make you feel welcome and are committed to helping you succeed in your educational goals.
  10. Stay cool! Classes and buildings at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges are air-conditioned.