Students interested in college classes can enroll for summer and fall sessions at the Muhlenberg County Campus of Madisonville Community College (MCC). The summer session starts June 5 and includes a college algebra class. Dr. Deborah Cox, Chief Academic Officer at MCC says, "Graduating seniors or students at other colleges home for the summer should strongly consider this opportunity or one of the many online courses taught by MCC faculty this summer."
The MCC Muhlenberg County Campus has a very strong fall schedule with diverse offerings during the day and evening hours for students interested in associate of arts or associate of sciences degrees as preparation for transferring to a four-year college or university. Many area students can take their general education classes at the Muhlenberg campus prior to entering one of more than 20 career programs offered at MCC’s North and Health Sciences campuses. MCC’s general education classes are covered by a statewide transfer agreement with public colleges and universities allowing for easy transfer of those courses. "There are several courses on the fall schedule for students wanting to go into healthcare fields," according to George Humphreys, director of the Muhlenberg County Campus. These include three sections of nursing assistant skills I (NAA 100), a required course for students interested in going into the nursing program, and one EMT training class (FRS 2061). Penny Jessup, student affairs specialist, adds: "These courses allow students to pass the state examinations for nurse aides and emergency medical technicians." She notes, "the EMT class is being offered on this campus for the first time, and it prepares students to move on in the new paramedical technology associate degree program at MCC."
MCC has a strong reputation statewide for the number of programs it offers area students. In addition to the paramedic program, MCC will offer an online paralegal program for the first time in the fall. This is another way students can take advantage of the growing number of on-line courses offered by MCC.
Interested students should contact Ms. Jessup at (270) 757-9881 or visit the Muhlenberg County Campus regarding admissions and registration as soon as possible. New students are encouraged to sign up early for their First Semester Experience session in order to get the schedule that works best for them. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Financial aid representatives are at the Muhlenberg Campus each Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Summer and fall semesters schedules are available online at www.madisonville.kctcs.edu/schedule.
Scholarship opportunities are available for adult students who are not currently enrolled but have completed credit hours toward an associate degree program. The Martin Scholars Program, a cooperative effort by the Felix E. Martin, Jr. Foundation and MCC, will assist qualifying students during the summer ‘12, fall ’12 and spring ’13 semesters with $250 scholarships and an additional $250 for completion of their associate degree in that timeframe.
For additional information, contact the MCC Muhlenberg County Campus at (270) 757-9881.