The Great Basin College (GBC), in combination with the Mineral County School System is now offering interactive video college courses to adults and as duel enrollment credits for junior and high school students.
This is a chance for existing students to not only save money, but to get a jump on their college while in high school. Adults can enroll in local classes to fulfill their own credit needs or interest. Keep in mind, some employers offer school incentive programs for employee assistance.
Shelly Lovitt, site coordinator for the grant explained, “With good participation from our area, this will pioneer a wonderful, local relationship. Our junior high and high school students can currently qualify for grants. There is money for those in a low income situation or if they will be first generation college students. On the flip side, these college courses are available for adults of any age who would like to brush up on their skills or just take a course to fill in units they may need. Also, there are courses that may interest someone, based upon the topic. It is open to the public to take advantage of this new opportunity.”
The college has set up their own classroom area, which is room 38 at the Arlo Funk District Office building. The classes will be done as interactive teaching, which allows other locations to be involved in the study at the same time. Adult sign up can be done on-line at the GBC website, which will explain the unit price and exact details needed for each student. The current class listings were based on interest-based sign up and may change according to enrollment numbers.
A letter will go out to the junior and high school students inviting them to attend a presentation given by the GBC to the parents and students on Nov. 10, at 6 p.m. at the school location. GBC will provide refreshments and explain how to qualify for duel enrollment, how to set up class schedules, qualify for grants and understand the program, along with John Gavin, counselor for the Mineral County School District. Shelly Lovitt is the point of contact and can be reached at 775-316-2179 for further details.
Day Time Classes:
Mon./ Wed. 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Philosophy 101
Tues./Thurs. 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Humanity 101
Mon./Tues./Wed./Thurs. 1 – 2:15 p.m. English 101
Tues./Thurs – 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. History 102
Mon./Wed. – 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. Theatre 105
Tues./Thurs. – 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. English 95
Mon./Wed. – 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. Math 95
Wed. – 7 – 8:15 p.m. – Criminal Justice
Tues. – 7 – 9:45 p.m. – Management 310
Mon. – 7 – 9:45 p.m. – Math 95