of fall classes at Kodiak
College is quickly
approaching. Registration is picking up and Registrar Jennifer Myrick-Pedersen
said some classes are already full. The college is offering a plethora of
courses this semester including old favorites and a sprinkling of new ones.
offer everything that a student would need to fulfill general education
requirements for the first two years of a general transfer degree. We have
anatomy and physiology, one of our most popular classes, as people are gearing
up for pre nursing or medical field related degrees. We have a host of computer
information and office system courses. A new one this semester is a political science
class, intro to American government. And then we are offering the Alutiiq
language course, which is a general education requirement in humanities. It's
the first time it will be offered and April Laktonen Counceller is teaching that one."
said a variety of classes are offered online, and schedules for traditional, in
person learning vary between daytime and evening. Registration for classes is
open until the first day, which for most courses is August 27. She said there
are a few elective courses that don't run a full semester, and thus will start
later in September, or even as late as October.
-- (College Starts 2 : 40 "We
do have a late block starting classes called smart start, which is a college
preparatory studies program. And those courses start on September 10. They're
meant to be a bridge into college level courses for people who have been away
from college for a long time or who don't feel like they are prepared for
college level courses and it gives a nice transition back to college. Test
scores would be required to determine whether a person would be appropriately
placed in the smart start program and we offer the placer test to determine
placement. But the classes are reading, writing and college success.")
She said potential students
interested in signing up for classes shouldn't hesitate contacting the college.
Now is the time that registration kicks into full gear and classes can fill up
very quickly. On the average, Pedersen said about 800 to 1,000 students are
enrolled at Kodiak
College each semester.
Those interested can read the full
course catalog on the college's recently remade website.
-- (College Starts 3 : 26 "We
have a brand new website, that's kind of exciting. And there are a lot of
resources and some great pictures there. As well as links to what we call
remote environmental learning stations. So basically there's a webcam and you
can get the information about the weather and the rainfall and the temperature
at that specific station. And there's one on top of pillar mountain. And you
can find a link on our website at koc.alaska.edu.")
Pedersen said the average three
credit course runs a little over $100, with the price per credit being $144.