Beginning in Fall 2012, BRTC will offer a wide range of college courses at Corning High School, according to Patti Blaxton, Director of Corporate and Community Education. The courses are open to any eligible individuals, including those still in high school as well as those who have already earned a high school diploma or GED.
The schedule includes a mix of credit-bearing college transfer classes and developmental courses, as well as one integrated credit/developmental course in Writing Fundamentals and Freshman English I, offered Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 – 8:15 p.m.
Students who are beginning their studies, Blaxton pointed out, should easily be able to enroll in twelve credit hours in the fall semester. As in all BRTC courses, she added, classes must include the requisite number of students in order to “make.”
“This is something BRTC has wanted to do for some time,” Blaxton said, “and it seems all parties are working together to make it happen. I know the leadership in Clay County understands the link between economic development and higher education, and this is one way of helping communities to build that important asset.”
In addition to the integrated class, other planned offerings are Fine Arts Musical, World Civ Since 1660, Introductory Algebra, Introduction to Psychology, and English Essentials.
“We are pleased to be able to be a presence in the Corning Community,” Blaxton said. “Our ability to continue this practice and offer additional classes on site in Corning in the spring semester will depend on the interest and support of the people of the area,” she added.
For more information, visit www.blackrivertech.edu, or contact Blaxton at 870-248-4000, EXT 4181, or firstname.lastname@example.org.