Monarchs can now start registering for summer courses at Valley.
By Kevin Buckles Jr., Editor in Chief
Summer classes are officially becoming available for select groups of Valley College students looking to stay ahead or accelerate earning a degree/certificate before the start of the new school year in the fall.
“I just want to get done,” said Cindy Rico, a health and science major, who is waiting to register to take a summer class at Valley in June. “I want to finish, and just want to start my career already.”
The first two registration dates were on April 13 and April 20 for students who are fully-matriculated (full-time students) active-duty military, CalWorks, EOPS, DSPS, Foster You, and new or returning full-time. The next registration date will be on May 4, where students who fall under these categories may sign up: non-matriculated (students who have not taken classes full-time), have more than 100 degree-applicable units in the LACCD, students not in good standing, new and returning students applying after the cutoff date to assign priority registration appointments.
May 18 is the date when anyone who does not fall in the aforementioned categories may register, which includes students are: continuing, new and returning K-12, and K-12 who applied after the cutoff date to assign priority registration appointments.
For first-time Monarch Makal Kitchen, Valley’s summer classes present him with an opportunity to directly pursue his career.
“I want to eventually work for the federal government and [taking summer classes] will be another big step to doing that after being in the Army,” said Kitchen. “So I’m going to take summer classes online and in the classroom to start getting it done.”
Over 200 courses are available for sign up for Monarchs this summer with the majority being general education. There are 23 math classes offered, 22 biology and chemistry, 20 health and kinesiology, and 19 English — none of which are available as an online class.
“Adding more general education classes was the emphasis,” said Dean of Academic Affairs Rudy Besikof.
Besikof also stated that around 60 more classes were added this summer in comparison to last summer.
“We want to give more opportunities to students to take that next step perhaps to transfer,” said Besikof. “That is the focus.”
For more information on registration dates for summer and fall, along with their schedules and catalogs, please visit: http://lavc.edu/schedules.html#summer2015
For more information on registration dates for summer and fall, along with their schedules and catalogs, please visit:http://lavc.edu/schedules.html#summer2015