CBC Summer Courses Offer Convenience & Value for Students

Coastal Bend College BannerCoastal Bend College is offering over 23 sections of core curriculum courses in the second summer session that students can register for such as: history, government, economics, Spanish, biology, and speech. Many of these courses are also offered online.

Because these courses are part of the core curriculum, students can jump start their college education before heading off to the university in the fall. In addition to earning college credit hours, students and their families can save hundreds of dollars per 3 credit hour course.

Texas A&M College Station, Corpus Christi and Kingsville charge an average of over $920 for a 3 credit hour course. The University of Texas at Austin charges $1750. CBC in-district students pay about $300 and out-of-district students pay about $500 for a 3 credit hour course. That is a savings of over 65-percent and 45-percent per 3 credit hour course for in-district and out-of-district students, respectively.

Dr. Bruce Exstrom, Dean of Instructional Services, says, “Students should take advantage of summer courses to get acclimated to the college environment before fall. Summer courses tend to be smaller, which gives lots of individual focus to students. And the cost savings puts higher education within reach for more students.”

Recent high school graduates and other students who did not attend in the fall or spring semesters may be eligible for financial aid, if they qualify, since none of their eligibility would have been used for the 2011-2012 academic year. In order for students to be eligible for summer aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2011-2012 year has to be submitted by June 30, 2012.

Utilizing financial aid in the summer would have no effect on a recent high school graduate or new/returning student’s award amount for the 2012-2013 academic year, if they qualify. If you have questions about your financial aid eligibility or need assistance submitting your FAFSA, please contact the CBC Financial Aid Office at (361) 354-2238 or toll-free at 1-866-722-2838 ext. 2238 for more information.

Students who wish to enroll in the second summer session can register Monday-Thursday from 7:30 am-5:30 pm with advisors and counselors at all of our campuses. To talk with an advisor about summer registration, please call (361) 354-2266 or toll-free at 1-866-722-2838 ext. 2266.

Don’t wait until fall to start your college courses—at CBC your future can begin here and now in the second summer session from July 9-August 15, 2012.

Students to travel to Spain to study architecture, culture

Coastal Bend College students plan to travel to Salamanca, Spain this summer for intensive study in architecture or sociology from June 22 to July 5. Jack Young, Coastal Bend College Drafting and Design Instructor, will lead the group on an exploration of historical and contemporary Spanish architecture in public and private spaces. Kelly Rea will teach Essentials of Sociology with a special emphasis on Spanish culture to an accompanying group of students.

 Young, a member of American Institute of Building Design and the Texas Institute of Building Design, will accompany local guides in introducing Spanish culture through excursions to Madrid, Toledo, Segovia, Avila and Granada. The academic emphasis will be on the relationship, culture, geography, climate, natural resources and materials that complement design methods of construction. All students will participate in these excursions.

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High school sophomores to gain full access to college

A.C. Jones High School sophomores and parents are encouraged to attend the Passport Program, a dual credit presentation by the high school and Coastal Bend College, to receive information regarding dual credit courses. The Passport Program will take place at Coastal Bend College in Beeville on Friday, Feb. 17, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Peter S. Marecek Physical Fitness Center.

Tenth-graders, whose parents signed permission slips, will travel as a group to CBC to learn about earning credits in academic classes and workforce programs. Students will get information on how to take basic academic courses toward bachelor’s degrees or earn certificates in areas including welding, law enforcement, computers, certified nursing and nail technology.

They will receive a CBC Passport that provides information about courses and a college identification card that opens doors to college resources including the library and computer labs and gives card holders free admission to college events and performances.

Information sessions and campus tours are available to parents who attend. Parents may also participate in roundtable discussions regarding educational opportunities for their children.

Sophomores, including those attending Pettus and Skidmore-Tynan High Schools, who are Bee County residents may start taking tuition-free college classes as early as this summer that count for both high school and college credit (dual credit).

Lunch will be provided at no charge. For additional information, please contact Jennifer Linney at (361) 354-2722 or email her at jcoker@coastalbend.edu. Coastal Bend College is located at 3800 Charco Road in Beeville.

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A.C. Jones High School sophomore parents invited to dual credit info session

Coastal Bend College and A.C. Jones High School will host the annual Sophomore Class Passport Program on Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Marecek Physical Fitness Center in Beeville. Dual credit students who are Bee County residents can take tuition-free college classes. Parents interested in learning about dual credit opportunities available for high schoolers are encouraged to attend and take part in a parent’s panel discussion. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Jennifer Linney at (361) 354-2722 or jcoker@coastalbend.edu or call the high school counseling office.

Register now for Spring 2012

Students planning to attend classes at Coastal Bend College starting in January of 2012 may register now. The registration period is open to all students until Jan. 13, 2012.

Students may register online at http://www.coastalbend.edu through Campus Connect (Students). Students with holds on their accounts and those who need assistance with the process may register in person.

A bacterial meningitis vaccination is required for all incoming students with the last shot being administered no less than ten days prior to the start of classes.

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