Summer Session: Class will go on at City College

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city college summer classesLBCC will offer one summer session in 2010 as originally planned. Administrators were considering significant reductions to summer course offerings but made the decision to proceed with one summer session in an Executive Staff meeting this morning.

“I am happy that the college has found a way to provide a more comprehensive summer session to help our students reach their educational goals,” said LBCC President Eloy Ortiz Oakley.  He continued, “I want to thank students for expressing their thoughts and concerns and helping us arrive at this decision. I also want to encourage our students who need courses to enroll quickly because the courses will fill up fast.”

Last week, campus leaders began discussing further reductions to the summer schedule as a way of addressing significant reductions to funding from the State of California. LBCC has already educated 900 more full-time students that the State will fund this year. Demand for courses is at record levels because of large numbers of high school graduates, many displaced workers who are seeking training and students who have been turned away from UCs and CSUs.

Without additional resources from the State, further reductions to course offerings will have to be made over the next year which could result in very limited offerings in the summer of 2011.  A decision about next summer will be announced in January of 2011 once a clearer picture of the budget emerges.

LBCC’s Summer session will run June 21 – July 29, 2010. Registration begins April 26. Log on to the City College website for information about course offerings.

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