Summer school at Gateway Community and Technical College begins May 19 and features five different sessions that can help students get an early start on college or catch up on needed classes.
“Summer school is a great way for students to speed their time to degree,” said Andre Washington, dean of enrollment services. “Summer classes offer an early start to rising freshmen and time savings to current students. Because our credits transfer, college students who are home for the summer can get required general education classes out of the way at a tuition cost typically 50 percent less than their home university.”
Previous home-for-the-summer students find course content and quality of instruction in Gateway summer courses equal to the classes at their home universities.
“The classes were challenging, especially math,” says Lauren Vasseur of Union. Vasseur is an exercise science major at Morehead State University and hopes to transfer to the University of Cincinnati for a graduate degree in physical therapy. “But the teachers were good; they are very willing to work with you and help you succeed. Honestly, I didn’t notice any difference in the. I would recommend Gateway classes to anyone.”
Gateway has five-week, six-week and 10-week summer sessions beginning May 19. An eight-week session begins June 2, and another five-week session starts June 23. Classes take place at Gateway locations in Covington, Florence and Edgewood. Online classes also are available in a 10-week term that starts May 19 and an eight-week session beginning June 2. Enrollment is currently underway.
The college offers general education courses that may be most attractive to new students, such as rising freshmen, or students like Vasseur who want to transfer courses back to their home college. Gen-ed courses this summer include history, humanities, speech, writing, sign language, biology, ecology, anatomy/physiology, geology, algebra, applied mathematics, trigonometry, statistics, psychology, and sociology.
Currently enrolled Gateway students may be the most interested in core-requirement courses in allied health, computer and information technology, computerized manufacturing and machining, cosmetology, criminal justice, electrical technology, emergency medical services, health information technology, human services, instructional design and learning technology, interdisciplinary early childhood education, medical assisting, medical information technology, nursing assistant, phlebotomy and visual communication.
To enroll, call 1-855-3GO-GCTC or visit http://gateway.kctcs.edu/en/Academics/Summer_School.aspx.