Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Something for everyone in summer session classes

This summer’s classes at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges offer something for everyone, from recent high school graduates to working adults or those looking to get into shape with a variety of health and fitness classes.  

Most classes begin June 11 and are four, six or eight weeks long. Registration continues through June 10, but some classes offer late registration until the end of the first week of classes. Class schedules and information about enrollment at both Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges are available at www.gcccd.edu/now/ 

All classes cost $46 a unit for California residents, or $138 for the average class. Financial aid, online application and registration are available. 

There’s more scheduling flexibility than ever, with both colleges offering online and hybrid classes, as well as evening classes to accommodate busy schedules.

For the recent high-school graduate, summer session is a great way to see what college is all about before the fall rush. For the continuing college student, summer classes are an opportunity to rack up credits toward graduation as quickly as possible or to pick up a high-demand, lower-division class that’s tough to get into during the regular semester.

And for students looking for transferable credit to a California State University or University of California campus, there are hundreds of courses to choose from.

Interested in creating public art? Grossmont College is offering Art 299A, Studio Workshop in Public Art Painting. For the beer aficionado, Grossmont is also offering Culinary Arts 299A – World Beer Styles, an introductory course to the various styles of beers produced locally and around the world. Students will learn the history of beer, taste and analysis and the pairing of beer and food.

Among Cuyamaca College’s offerings is Humanities 116 – Kumeyaay Arts and Culture – an eight-week class focusing on the Kumeyaay Nation in what is now San Diego and Imperial counties and Baja California. The class will meet at the Santa Ysabel Reservation, and will include guest lectures by Kumeeyaay leaders. Exercise science classes such as ES 019A -- Beginning Physical Fitness and ES 010 – Cardio Fitness and Nutrition -- are sure to get students in beach-ready shape.

In addition to a wealth of general education offerings, Cuyamaca College also will offer specialized courses in automotive technology, graphic design, ornamental horticulture, water/wastewater technology, paralegal studies and English as a Second Language.

At Grossmont College, specialized courses are available in Administration of Justice, cardiovascular technology, culinary arts, nursing and occupational therapy assistant technology.

For more information, call Grossmont College at (619) 644-7186, or Cuyamaca College at (619) 660-4275. 

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