Monday, November 25, 2013

Registration open for winter, spring classes

         Registration is now open for the first winter session – or intersession -- classes at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges since 2009.

Registration is also now open for spring 2014 classes, which start Jan 27.

Thanks to last year’s passage of Proposition 30, the tax plan that fortified education after four devastating years of state budget cuts, the colleges are offering more than 50 intersession classes between Jan. 3-24.  Before the passage of Prop. 30, debilitating funding losses totaling $16 million to Grossmont-Cuyamaca forced the district to slash 1,600 classes and to turn thousands of students away at a time of record demand.

“After years of having to turn away students because fewer classes were available, we’re happy to offer more options for students to reach their educational goals,” Chancellor Cindy L. Miles said.

Intersession classes, while intensive, are a quick way to earn college credits – up to three in just 12 days.  Most classes meet nearly four hours a day, five days a week for just over two weeks. They also provide a great way to get ahead by satisfying prerequisites, and the longer class hours offer students more interaction time with faculty.

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.  And at $46 a unit, California community college courses are a bargain that can’t be beat. Visit either college’s financial aid website for information on applying for financial aid or a scholarship.

At Cuyamaca College, the selection of intersession classes includes:

·         Online health education classes: Health Education for Teachers, Personal Health and Lifestyles, and Substance Abuse and Public Health.

·         Art 100: Art appreciation

·         Child Development 124: Infant & Toddler Development

·         Communications 110: Introduction to Mass Communication

·         COMM 120: Interpersonal Communication

·         COMM 122: Public Speaking

·         History 100: Early World History

·         HIST 101: Modern World History

·         HIST 109: Modern American History

·         Political Science 121: Introduction to U.S. Government & Politics

·         Psychology 120: Introductory Psychology

·         Sociology 120: Introductory Sociology

·         Counseling 120: College and Career Success

·         Economics 120: Principles of Macroeconomics

At Grossmont College, intersession classes include:

·         Anthropology 130: Introduction to Physical Anthropology

·         Administration of Justice 200: Criminal Law

·         AOJ 202: Criminal Evidence

·         Business Office Technology 223: Office Work Experience

·         COMM 120: Interpersonal Communication

·         COMM 122: Public Speaking

·         Counseling 110: Career Decision Making

·         ECON 110: Economic Issues and Policies

·         ECON 120: Principles of Macroeconomics

·         ECON 121: Principles of Microeconomics

·         HIST 100: Early World History

·         HIST 108: Early American History

·         Media Communications 110: Mass Media and Society

·         Philosophy 110: General  Introduction to Philosophy

·         PHIL 125: Critical Thinking

·         Political Science 121: Introduction to U.S. Government & Politics

·         PSY 120: Introductory Psychology

·         Religious Studies 120: World Religions

·         SOC 120: Introductory Sociology

·         Theatre Arts 145-148: Arena Theatre Production I-IV


Apply online for Cuyamaca,  or Grossmont ,then allow one or two business days for the application to be processed. Then go to to activate your student WebAdvisor account and register online for classes. Check out the Video Tutorial .

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