College Offering 8-Week and 5-Week Late-Start Course Options

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WINTERVILLE—As the semester midpoint nears, Pitt Community College is preparing to launch a diverse selection of late-start courses for individuals still interested in taking classes this spring.

According to Lori Preast, PCC Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, the College will begin offering eight-week classes March 5 and five-week “Spring Fever” courses April 6. All classes will run until May 10 and take place online, she said.

Preast says PCC has online support services available to help students achieve academic success but noted that prospective students should realize the three weeks’ difference between late-start options is considerable, even though it may appear insignificant.

“Eight-week classes aren’t quite as accelerated as the five-week options and provide a little more time for students to learn, understand and apply the information,” Preast said. “Students considering five-week classes must be focused, proficient with online learning, and have excellent time management skills, because the classes are fast-paced.”

The selection of classes is wide-ranging, everything from “Business Law” and “Public Speaking” to “Writing & Inquiry” and “Personal Health & Wellness.” While some courses are specific to associate degree curricula, others can be transferred to many of North Carolina’s public and private four-year institutions.

New students interested in taking eight-week classes are asked to contact the PCC Student Hotline at (252) 493-7245, Monday through Thursday, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., and Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Current students may register from an approved Student Education Plan or by contacting their Success/Faculty advisor.

For “Spring Fever” five-week courses, students should contact PCC’s Susan Whitehurst at shwhitehurst@email.pittcc.edu or (252) 493-7224. They may also contact Preast at lapreast495@my.pittcc.edu or (252) 493-7700 for registration details.