ECTC’s new weekend college offers flexible scheduling for working adults

Staff Report

Busy, working adults know that a college education can lead to a successful career and enhanced quality of life. Often, the demands of jobs, family and other issues keep them from pursuing their educational goals.

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s (ECTC) new Weekend College has been designed specifically to meet the postsecondary needs of adult students. It features quality instruction, a streamlined program of study, flexible scheduling and affordable tuition.

The Weekend College concept combines online classes with classroom instruction on Saturdays and leads to an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree.

“Students who enroll in ECTC’s Weekend College program will be taught by a select group of professors who have experience working with adult students, understand their needs and are committed to their success,” said Dr. Tiffany Evans, ECTC provost and chief academic officer. “It’s an excellent way to earn college credit or complete a degree that leads to career advancement or successful transfer to a four-year college or university.”

The new program will begin in January and is open to anyone who needs flexible scheduling to enroll in college study. Students will enroll in one full semester (16-week) class, two first bi-term (eight-week) hybrid classes, followed by two second bi-term (eight-week) hybrid classes.

A hybrid class is a combination of online learning with limited classroom work. The classroom portion will be fulfilled on Saturdays, with two classes each Saturday throughout the semester.

Students can begin the program in the spring, summer, or fall semesters.

All students who enroll in the program will take the same classes. Some students may choose to follow a more specialized program of study. These students will work closely with academic advisers to customize the curriculum to meet their educational goals.

Weekend College students also will have access to a full range of support services, including academic advising, tutoring, library services and computer laboratory access, career guidance and resume writing.

“The Weekend College at ECTC will provide a solid alternative to traditional college study,” Evans said. “Students also will be pleased to learn that ECTC’s tuition is among the most affordable in Kentucky, and financial aid is available to those who qualify.”

More information is available by calling ECTC at 270-706-8695.

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