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Seats still available in KCC classes in Grayling

ROSCOMMON – Current or prospective college students in Crawford County and the surrounding areas still have a chance to take one or more classes closer to home during the upcoming 2011 winter semester, with Kirtland Community College holding seven different courses at a new site in Grayling.

Kirtland will be offering classes at the AuSable River Park/Nature Center at 100 S. James St. in Grayling, the former site of the public library, as part of the AuSable Artisan Village initiative.

“We’re working very hard to make sure people know about the Grayling location and what will be offered, so they can take advantage of having college courses offered in their hometown,” said Kathy Marsh, Kirtland dean of instruction. “And, high school students could also take these classes as dual enrollment students, allowing them to get a head start on their college careers.”

Courses at the Grayling site for the 2010 winter semester will include:

  • English 100 – Writing Lab, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursdays;
  • English 103 – English Composition I, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thursdays;
  • Computer Information Systems 105 – Intro to Computers, 6 to 9 p.m., Mondays;
  • Math 073 – Basic Algebra, 10 a.m. to noon, Mondays and Wednesdays;
  • Math 074 – Basic Algebra Lab, 9 to 10 a.m., Mondays;
  • Accounting 125 – Accounting with Quickbooks, noon to 2 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays; and
  • Business 101 – Intro to Business, 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesdays (hybrid).

Classes in Grayling will be limited to 20 students per section. College officials report that, after early registration in November, most of the sections are about half full.

Registration for the winter 2011 semester for all four Kirtland locations – the main campus near Roscommon and the Michigan Technical Education Center (M-TEC) in Gaylord, as well as the Grayling and West Branch sites – is slated for 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 5-6, and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 7. The winter semester officially begins on Saturday, Jan. 8.

When registering, all classes to be held in Grayling will have a “G” immediately after the course number to designate the location.

Annually, about 3,200 students attend a variety of certificate and two-year degree programs offered by Kirtland, with the college’s service area including all or parts of Crawford, Oscoda, Ogemaw, Roscommon, Otsego, Kalkaska, Missaukee, Gladwin and Alcona counties, and the surrounding areas.

For more information on the Grayling site or to register for classes, persons may e-mail Kirtland’s Admission Office at admissions@kirtland.edu or call 989-275-5000, ext. 284.