August 18, 2006
Contacts: Suzanne Higgins
George A. Martinez
Hybrid Classes at GCC Make College Convenient for Students
Online and classroom instruction combine at Glendale Community College in popular hybrid classes, designed for busy people. Students and faculty work online via the Internet, and meet part of the time—usually one day a week—for face-to-face support in the classroom. Students get the best of both worlds—the Internet and the classroom—plus flexibility. These classes are perfect for employed, commuting students; students who wish to reduce their trips to campus while retaining the value of instructor contact; and those interested in participatory learning. To take hybrid classes, students must attend the on-campus portion and have a computer with Internet access. Computers are available to GCC students in the GCC High Tech Center. While some hybrid classes do have prerequisites, there are many that have none, such as Introduction to Computers I, Marriage and Family Life, Basic Arithmetic, and more. Certain math and English hybrid courses require a placement test to guide students to courses appropriate for them. Hybrid courses carry regular college credits that apply toward degrees, certificates, and university transfer programs. For more information about hybrid classes at GCC or to request a schedule of all classes (with hybrids listed separately), call 623.845.3333. GCC is located at 6000 W. Olive Ave. in Glendale.
Career & Technical Education Career Expo at Cardinals Stadium, Sept. 30
More than 200 businesses, schools, colleges and others will offer West Valley residents career guidance and direction at the free Career and Technical Education Career Expo at the Cardinals Stadium, Sat., Sept. 30, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Maricopa County Community College District, the Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC), and other sponsors are producing this event. It will feature exhibitors and schools showcasing industry and educational opportunities, demonstrations, job interviews, and presentations. Featured career pathways will include health services, business systems, engineering/industrial systems, communications, art/humanities, teacher ed, social/human services, and more. Participants will learn about job opportunities and the skills needed for career success. Cardinals Stadium is located at 9301 W. Maryland Ave. in Glendale, just east of Loop 101. Visit www.ctecareerexpo.org for more Career Expo information.
Careers in Water Management Can Begin at GCC
Anyone interested in careers in water management—a hot topic in Arizona following recent research into the failing health of Arizona's rivers and ground water—can launch his or her career at Glendale Community College. GCC offers university transfer programs that lead to degrees in geology or hydrology, disciplines that deal with the properties, distribution, and circulation of water on and below the earth's surface and in the atmosphere. August is National Water Quality Month, a good time to spotlight the plight of Arizona's water supply and the need for water management experts, geologists, and hydrologists. For more information on GCC's transfer programs, make an appointment with an academic advisor at 623.845.3090 or call 623.845.3333 to request a current schedule of classes or GCC General Catalog. The college is located at 6000 W. Olive Ave. in Glendale.
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