December 24, 2003

Register now for spring classes at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges

EL CAJON – Whether it’s a class that can be completed in just three weeks during the Jan. 5-Jan. 23, 2004 in-tersession or a semester-length class for the spring term beginning Jan. 26, registering for courses at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges is as easy as getting on the Internet.

Applications and registration are being accepted through Dec. 23 for intersession classes and through Jan. 23 for the spring 2004 semester. With fees at $18 per unit, the typical class costs only $54.

First-time students must first file an application on-line or in the colleges’ admissions and records offices. Grossmont College is more accessible than ever with the recently opened Grossmont College Drive exit off of Highway 125. Driving and campus maps, in addition to on-line application and the registration service, WebConnect, are available at

Cuyamaca College is at 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway in Rancho San Diego and its Web site is Cuyamaca’s admissions and records office is located in the Student Services One-Stop Center a block from the campus’ Fury Lane entrance.

Phone registration is also available by calling College Connection at (619) 668-4040 for either college.

“Despite the increase in student fees resulting from the state’s massive budget problems, community colleges still offer the best education bargain around. They are the most practical way of starting toward a university degree,” said Chancellor Omero Suarez. “The access to quality higher education that these fees provide opens the doors to future success. Students can prepare for transfer to four-year universities, succeed in a new career or advance in a current job.”

Those preparing for a new career or updating job skills can sign up for Essential Skills for Workplace Success, an inter-session class at Grossmont College, or Business Communication, also an intersession class, at Cuyamaca College.

Cuyamaca’s intersession offerings include 24 courses, primarily in the general education areas. All of the courses can be used to fulfill transfer requirements to four-year institutions. Twenty-one have specific equivalencies with courses offered at San Diego State University.

The compressed format of such popular offerings as Public Speaking (Comm. 122), Early and Modern American History (Hist. 108 and 109) and College Composition and Reading (Eng. 120) is a big plus to students who might have difficulty getting into these high-demand classes during the regular semester.

Included among Grossmont’s 51 intersession offerings are such popular classes as Intermediate Algebra (Math 103), Introductory Psychology (Psy. 120), and Introduction to Physical Anthropology (Anth. 130). For the regular spring semester, organic chemistry (Chem. 232) is one of the newer classes. This second-semester course is expected to fill fast, so students are encouraged to register early.

Class schedules, needed for both telephone and on-line registration, are available on the Web and ‘round the clock in kiosks at the entrances of both colleges.

Hours for both WebConnect and telephone registration are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, except on holidays.

For more information, call Grossmont College at (619) 644-7186, or Cuyamaca College at (619) 660-4275.

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