Jefferson Community College

Jefferson Community College
expands to meet needs

Carrollton campus adding
more classes to fall course schedule

By Don Ward

(July 2002) CARROLLTON, Ky. – The growing needs of local students has prompted Jefferson Community College’s Carrollton campus to add several additional programs to its fall class schedule offerings, according to coordinator Susan Carlisle.
New this fall will be Emergency Medical Technician certification and two-year Associate’s degrees in Fire and Rescue Technology, plus a new Associate’s degree in Desktop Publishing.

JCC Class

Many of these programs are part of the community college’s merger with the Jefferson Technical College in Louisville. Carrollton’s campus is a satellite of the Jefferson Community College in Louisville.
The college will continue with its three largest degree programs in Practical Nursing, Industrial and Engineering Technology and Business Administration. The Industrial and Engineering Technology program is divided into one of three categories: electrical, maintenance and industrial chemical technology. Many graduates are assisted in job placement at local industries.
The campus also offers two-year Associate degrees in Network and Information Systems, and Radiologic Technology, as well as a general education degree that is transferrable to other colleges.
Aside from these programs, the campus has been aggressive in recent years in assisting area high school students in obtaining dual college and high school credit for many courses offered in Carrollton. High school students holding at least a 3.0 grade point average and letters of recommendation are eligible. Since joining the staff in 1990, Carlisle has made this effort a primary goal.
“We want to get more students involved in this program. We already have students from all surrounding counties, and some from our southern Indiana counties,” she said.
Through a reciprocity agreement, the Carrollton campus serves Jefferson, Franklin, Ripley, Switzerland, Ohio and Dearborn counties in Indiana. Besides Carroll County, the campus has students from Trimble, Henry, Owen and Gallatin counties.
“It’s a great way to get your general education courses out of the way and get a taste of what college is all about before you go away from home,” said Brad Beach, 19, who completed his freshman year there last winter and is now headed to Morehead State University.
Beach also took a U.S. history course as a high school senior and received dual credit for it. “I’d recommend JCC to anyone. It saves you money, and it’s close to home,” he said.
Carlisle cites several advantages for students: lower tuition rates, the ability to live at home, the ability to work while attending college, the small class sizes and the high caliber academic teaching staff available. JCC instructors must hold master’s degrees with 18 hours in that field of study.
The Carrollton campus has an average enrollment of 250 to 300 students per semester. Full tuition ranges around $1,000 per semester, or about $2,500 a year including books. The campus also assists students with classes administered via the Internet and TV.

• For information about classes or enrollment, call (502) 732-4846 or 1-800-853-3887. Or visit: www.jcc.kctcs.edu.

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