JWCC Winter Term Helps Visiting and JWCC Students Lessen Spring Course Loads, Speed Up Graduation

Enrollment in Four-Week Online Classes is More Than Double Last Year

John Wood Community College’s Winter Intersession continues to grow in popularity because of its accelerated timeframe and online convenience. The session runs for four weeks from December 16 to January 10. 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.

With winter break several weeks away 43 students have already enrolled in classes compared to 18 last year at this time. 

“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,” Andy Happekotte, director of advising and retention said. “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, United States History, American Government, Introduction to Sociology and Human Relations in the Workplace. 

For more information or to register, contact JWCC advising at 217.641.4355 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.

Learn more at: www.jwcc.edu.