Summer Sessions At Community Colleges Are In Short Supply
(SAN FRANCISCO- CollegeToCareers.com)- This year, California Community Colleges are being hit with budget cuts and have had to shave spending in various areas. One area that many college have chosen to cut has been summer sessions. Most schools have scaled back their class offerings this summer, while others have closed their classrooms to any students.
City College of San Francisco has closed their doors to students this summer leaving them out to attend other schools or not at all. Thousands of students who expected to make up missed courses, courses that they failed, or transfer requirements to move forward will have to put those plans on hold or rush to other community colleges that are just about to capacity.
The SF Gate writes:
The cost-cutting move has angered many students who say they were depending on summer school this year in particular because the college cut hundreds of courses during the fall and spring semesters, and they have been unable to get into basic classes they need.
“It’s messed up,” said Giselle Rouede, 18, who wants to be an emergency medical technician. She tried to take the EMT course in the fall, but it was full. It was full again this semester, so she planned to take it over during the summer.
Many students from CCSF are attempting to matriculate to Skyline College and the San Mateo County Community College District to find classes. But as of last week, Skyline College did not have more than 150 open seats in all remaining classes. This means that students that were not enrolled prior to summer will most likely not be attending summer school this summer.
There are alternative options such as Berkeley Extension. However, the price to take a course through Berkeley Extension is approximately $800. That’s a big difference compared to the tuition charged at a community college.
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