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Community college classes begin Aug. 17

State Center Community College District held its fall semester Extreme Registration last week, with students taking advantage of the three-day event at the Oakhurst Community College Center.

Extreme Registration offered students a ‘one-stop’ process to register for Oakhurst Community College, the Madera Center, Fresno City College, Reedley College, and Clovis Community College. The fall semester starts on Aug. 17, and runs through Dec. 18.

Extreme Registration provided the students assistance with registration, academic counseling, financial aid, business services, and assessment testing. Students were able to select courses, plan their class schedule, complete registration for classes, pay fees, buy a student ID card, and purchase a parking permit.

Day, evening, Saturday, and online classes are available at all campuses.

Classes available in Oakhurst, whether on campus or on-line, include General Psychology, Philosophy, American Government, Photography, World Religion, Fitness & Health, Elementary and Intermediate Algebra, Reading & Composition, Principals of Macroeconomics, Life Science, Spanish, Geography,Chemistry, Human Anatomy, Child Development, Intro to Corrections, Legal Evidence, Art Appreciation, Human Relations, and a variety of computer classes.

Students for the fall semester are advised to check WebAdvisor for the most recent class listing.

Darin Soukup, the Oakhurst Center’s new director, said there is still time for new and continuing students to register for fall classes.

To accommodate students registering for fall classes the Oakhurst College Center office is open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Financial Aid assistance will be available without appointments Aug. 5 (9 a.m. - 3), and Aug. 11 (9: a.m. - 3:30 p.m.).

Academic counseling will be available on campus by appointment Monday, Aug. 10 (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.), and Aug. 12 (8 - 4), and without an appointment on Aug. 15 (9 - 1).

“Aug. 15 is the last day to register for the fall semester,” Soukup said. “The Oakhurst campus will participate in the Kick Start 2015 event on that day where incoming freshmen students will receive additional college information and a Student Survival Pack, which includes a folder, information calendar planner, pen, and a flash drive.”

Students are strongly encouraged to make preparations and register for classes early to have the best course selection.

Classes at State Center Community College District cost $46 per unit. Financial aid is available which includes scholarships, grants, loans, fee waivers, and work study.

The Oakhurst Center is expected to open the fall semester with between 500 andf 600 students, utilizing the campus and taking on-line classes.

Details: (559) 683-3940, oakhurstcenter.com.

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