​ Dual enrollment conversation dominates Chancellor’s open forum

Posted on 16 November 2016 by Ian Schrauth

Dual enrollment conversation dominates Chancellor’s open forum

By: Daphne Drohobyczer
Staff Writer

 

Chancellor Jeff Pittman hosted an open forum, which focused on dual enrollment for high school students. The forum took place Monday, Nov. 7 in BA 105 from 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

“I have rarely heard complaints about the quality of education that students have here,” said Kim Fitzgerald, dean of student development and enrollment management.

Fitzgerald said she finds dual enrollment very advantageous and it is especially useful for students who do not have an A.P. program at their high school. Dual enrollment is when high school students take classes at their high school as well as a college. High school students can start taking classes at STLCC the summer after their sophomore year in high school.chancellor-forum-graphic

“Sometimes they [students] are bored, sometimes they do it to get credits,” Fitzgerald said. “Hopefully, more people are completing their associate degrees, and either get out into the workforce, or transfer.”

“There are two-year career programs in horticulture, physical therapy assistants, and informations systems; you can turn around and get a job with those degrees,” Fitsgerald said.

 

 

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