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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 4, 2007

MENDOCINO COLLEGE, 1000 Hensley Creek Road, Ukiah, CA 95482

Contact:     Ross Beck, Director of Public Information & Marketing
        T: 707-468-3012, Fax: 707-468-3008, Email: rbeck@mendocino.edu

File: NR-Reg Spring 07 Ukiah
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Spring Classes at Mendocino College Include Reduced Fees,

Increased Transfer and Other Classes


Ukiah, CA – On January 22, 2007, Mendocino College in Ukiah will resume classes with several new selections as well as an increase in transfer classes for students intending to go on to four-year schools.  In addition, the decrease in tuition from $26 a unit to $20 will be in effect.  “Now is an ideal time for returning students and those recently graduated from high school to complete the first two years of a four-year degree,” said Vice President of Education and Student Services Meridith Randall.  “Costs are lower, for one thing.  In addition, we are offering a greater variety of transfer classes and we have hired several excellent new faculty in the last year.”

Already enrolled students can register for classes using TelReg, the telephone registration system, by calling 468-3353.  New students can enroll online at www.mendocino.edu. For additional assistance, call the Willits Center at 459-6224.

Some classes that will transfer to the UC or CSU system include HST 220: Mexican History and HST 221: History of California.  Either class will give students an appreciation and understanding of the history of their own community.  A travel course, HST 100: History of Mendocino County, focuses on local events and will transfer to the CSU system.  Other transfer classes that are new or not offered every semester include SOC 241: Coast Indian Cultures and EAS/GEO 212: Introduction to GIS.

Computer classes have expanded and are offered at many different levels and times.  On Monday nights, ART 181: Computer Graphics introduces students to website and more general graphic design.  ART 85: Adobe Photoshop Overview is a two-day class offering students assistance with Photoshop software.  More advanced students can take CSC 105: Unix Operating System; CSC 110: Network Operating System; CSC 166: Database Software; or CSC 140: Introduction to Systems Analysis.  For beginners, the college has classes in using the Internet (CSC 57), Excel (CSC 51), and web page production (CSC 58).  One new class this spring is CSC 76: Home Computer Security, designed to help students protect their home computer systems.

A new class in business, BUS 135: Human Resource Management, is designed to help those currently running organizations sort through and apply human resource regulations.  In addition, the class will address the fundamentals of interviewing, hiring and performance evaluation.

For life-long learners, classes include AGR 76: Introduction to Grafting; ART 229: Portrait Painting; AST 205: Astronomy Observation; BOT 68: Computer Creations; CSC 85: Digital Storytelling; PEG 229: Walking for Aerobic Fitness; THE 140: Middle Eastern Dance; ART 222: Watercolors; MUS 230; Beginning Voice; and PEG 250; Aerobic Dance.

For nearly all students, community college costs are still affordable. "Many California residents are not aware that the new $20 per unit cost for community college classes is among the lowest in the nation, and that various forms of financial assistance allow for fee reductions for those that qualify," says Randall.
 
For example, more than half the students who attend Mendocino College qualify for some form of financial aid. Many meet the guidelines that eliminate the unit fees and others receive grants to cover college costs. Grants do not need to be repaid. Students who may not meet grant requirements can receive information about college loans that, with current low interest rates, are now more affordable than in previous years. "No one should assume that they cannot afford college. Higher education is one of the best personal investments anyone can ever make. Even in difficult economic times, California’s community colleges still provide some of the most reasonably priced educational and student support services in the world. At Mendocino College, we also take great pride in our small college setting and the chance that affords to provide relatively small classes and personalized student support services when compared to larger, more impersonal colleges,” Randall concludes.
 
For more information about upcoming Mendocino College classes, or to make a counseling appointment, please consult the college’s Spring 2007 schedule recently mailed to local households, the Mendocino College website at www.mendocino.edu or visit or call the Mendocino College Ukiah Campus, 1000 Hensley Creek Road, 468-3101.

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Created: January 05, 2007 @ 12:27 PM
Last Modified: January 05, 2007 @ 12:27 PM

 





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