expands to meet needs
more classes to fall course schedule
(July 2002) CARROLLTON, Ky. The growing needs of
local students has prompted Jefferson Community Colleges Carrollton
campus to add several additional programs to its fall class schedule
offerings, according to coordinator Susan Carlisle.
New this fall will be Emergency Medical Technician certification and
two-year Associates degrees in Fire and Rescue Technology, plus
a new Associates degree in Desktop Publishing.
Many of these programs are part of the community colleges
merger with the Jefferson Technical College in Louisville. Carrolltons
campus is a satellite of the Jefferson Community College in Louisville.
The college will continue with its three largest degree programs in
Practical Nursing, Industrial and Engineering Technology and Business
Administration. The Industrial and Engineering Technology program is
divided into one of three categories: electrical, maintenance and industrial
chemical technology. Many graduates are assisted in job placement at
The campus also offers two-year Associate degrees in Network and Information
Systems, and Radiologic Technology, as well as a general education degree
that is transferrable to other colleges.
Aside from these programs, the campus has been aggressive in recent
years in assisting area high school students in obtaining dual college
and high school credit for many courses offered in Carrollton. High
school students holding at least a 3.0 grade point average and letters
of recommendation are eligible. Since joining the staff in 1990, Carlisle
has made this effort a primary goal.
We want to get more students involved in this program. We already
have students from all surrounding counties, and some from our southern
Indiana counties, she said.
Through a reciprocity agreement, the Carrollton campus serves Jefferson,
Franklin, Ripley, Switzerland, Ohio and Dearborn counties in Indiana.
Besides Carroll County, the campus has students from Trimble, Henry,
Owen and Gallatin counties.
Its a great way to get your general education courses out
of the way and get a taste of what college is all about before you go
away from home, said Brad Beach, 19, who completed his freshman
year there last winter and is now headed to Morehead State University.
Beach also took a U.S. history course as a high school senior and received
dual credit for it. Id recommend JCC to anyone. It saves
you money, and its close to home, he said.
Carlisle cites several advantages for students: lower tuition rates,
the ability to live at home, the ability to work while attending college,
the small class sizes and the high caliber academic teaching staff available.
JCC instructors must hold masters degrees with 18 hours in that
field of study.
The Carrollton campus has an average enrollment of 250 to 300 students
per semester. Full tuition ranges around $1,000 per semester, or about
$2,500 a year including books. The campus also assists students with
classes administered via the Internet and TV.
For information about classes or enrollment,
call (502) 732-4846 or 1-800-853-3887. Or visit: www.jcc.kctcs.edu.
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