University Students Use JWCC Winter Break Session to Lessen Spring Course Loads, Speed Up Graduation

Quincy, Illinois – Mike Simmons is a senior at Western Illinois University, but during winter break this year he will log in as a John Wood Community College student for four weeks to complete an American Government class.

 “Taking the class during break gives me the option to finish a lingering gen ed class and take the express route to graduation,” Simmons said.  “I can focus on fewer classes in the spring and graduate in May instead of dragging it out until later in the summer.”

 Graduating in May will also allow the engineering technology major to enter the workforce in May with his peers.

 “I’ll complete the John Wood course and also be working as an intern during break, so it works out perfectly for me,” Simmons shared.  “It’s a pretty productive way to spend winter break.”

 John Wood Community College’s Winter Intersession is growing in popularity, because of its accelerated timeframe and online convenience. The session runs for four weeks from December 17 to January 11. Courses range from one to three credit hours and students from any college or university may enroll.  High school students may also take the courses if approved by their school’s guidance counselor.

 “The extended break can be extremely productive for students from any college or university, or even high school students who want to jumpstart their degree,” Cody Baggett, dean of student services shared. “Four-weeks is an accelerated timeframe, but for the right students, it can be a great way to knockout a general education class at a much lower tuition rate to transfer back to their home institution.”

 Non-JWCC students who complete a winter course can request a transcript to be sent to their home institution to transfer credit earned.

 Classes offered include Health, Coaching as a Profession, Introduction to Humanities, Elementary Statistics, Quality/Continuous Improvements, Introduction to Industrial Safety, American Government, Introduction to Psychology, Career Management and Human Relations in the Workplace.

 For more information or to register, contact JWCC advising at 217.641.4361 or advising@jwcc.edu. More information is available at www.jwcc.edu/winter.

  

John Wood Community College is the educational link between business and community.  JWCC collaboratively creates innovative and relevant academic and training programs with business leaders to educate young people and the workforce for today’s needs and tomorrow’s opportunities.  JWCC has centers in Quincy, Pittsfield, Baylis and Mt. Sterling, Illinois.  Programs include a comprehensive baccalaureate transfer curriculum, customized business training, career/technical degrees and certificates and personal enrichment courses.

 

 

                                                                                 

John Wood Community College is the educational link between business and community. JWCC collaboratively creates innovative and relevant academic and training programs with business leaders to educate young people and the workforce for today’s needs and tomorrow’s opportunities. JWCC has centers in Quincy, Pittsfield, Baylis and Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Programs include a comprehensive baccalaureate transfer curriculum, customized business training, career/technical degrees and certificates and personal enrichment courses.

Learn more at: www.jwcc.edu.