DCCC to Offer Associate Degree, Pre-Nursing and Pre-Allied Health Classes on Saturdays

Feb. 4, 2015 – For full-time workers or parents who care for children on weekdays, fitting college classes into an already tight schedule can be difficult. Starting this fall, Davidson County Community College will make it easier to complete a degree or earn college credits by offering three popular programs on Saturdaymornings. 

The Saturday Associate of Arts program will provide the general education courses needed to transfer to a four-year college or university and earn a bachelor’s degree. Students in the program will be able to finish the associate degree in two years.

Additionally, for individuals who are interested in a medical career, the Saturday pre-nursing and pre-allied health programs will make it possible to complete the prerequisite courses needed for those majors in one year. 

While some classes are already offered on Saturdays, the new programs ensure students have access to all of the courses needed to finish their degree or program requirements without taking classes during the traditional weekday times.

“This is the first time DCCC has offered a full degree program on Saturdays,” says Jennifer Allen, implementation director for Completion by Design, student success and communication. “There are a lot of students who are working 40 hours a week or who can’t find childcare to attend weekday or night classes. We want to provide classes on a schedule that supports all of our students, especially working adults, in achieving their educational and career goals.” 

Students interested in enrolling in the Saturday programs can complete the college’s admissions and enrollment process online at www.davidsonccc.edu/admissions. They may also meet with an enrollment adviser in the Mendenhall Building on the Davidson Campus or in the Administration Building on the Davie Campus in Mocksville. 

For more information about the Saturday programs, call 336-249-8186 or visit the DCCC website at www.davidsonccc.edu. 

Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is noted for its quality educational programs and services. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers studies in more than 50 degree programs. A fully accredited, multi-campus college, DCCC celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013 and is looking forward to serving students in Davidson and Davie counties for many years to come. The college is committed to developing minds, inspiring imaginations and preparing students for enhanced career and educational opportunities within a changing global environment. Visit Davidson County Community College at davidsonccc.edu.