John Wood Community College’s 12-week session is giving students an opportunity to complete degrees with more flexibility. Transfer students and adults have a chance to start general education classes in introduction to computers, biology, ethics, psychology, sociology, speech, statistics, math and web design beginning September 14, which is four weeks after the traditional start of the fall semester.
“Students who start classes in September can still complete a full course load this semester,” explained Kristen Ritterbusch, director of admissions. “It’s an opportunity for students wanting an affordable, close-to-home education, or those who are rethinking their plans this fall.”
Among those who rethought their college choice was Rachel Morrall, a 2020 graduate of Highland High School. “After discovering all my classes would be online at Mizzou, I decided to make the switch to JWCC,” said Morrall. “I felt it would be the best decision for me based on the current circumstances in the world. I’m very happy with my decision, the staff has been very helpful and understanding.”
Existing students may also take advantage of the 12-week option to add in additional classes to their schedules.
In addition to the 12-week session, another eight-week online course session will start October 12 as part of the College’s online degree program, which allows students to take two classes at a time to complete a degree entirely online. Open learning classes will also be offered in the eight-week format. Classes available in the eight-week format include astronomy, human biology, business, humanities, logistics, statistics, psychology, and English I & II, among others.