Local college to begin classes Aug. 20

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Crowder College Cassville Campus will begin its 2012 fall semester on Monday, Aug. 20. An open house is scheduled to be held at the campus on Business 37 north of Cassville on Tuesday, Aug. 14.

"The open house is an opportunity to tour the campus and see where classes will be held," said Angela Seymour, Crowder College Cassville Campus director. "We will also have staff available to look up student information in our database and determine if any information is still needed."

Students will also have the opportunity to make schedule changes, obtain their photo identification and visit the campus bookstore.

"On Friday, we received all of the new items for our bookstore, including supplies, study guides and fall books," said Seymour. "We will also be selling the books for the Monett classes at our bookstore."

Over the next few weeks, staff members will be working to clean and prepare the campus for the fall semester. Faculty training will begin on Monday, Aug. 6.

"We are still enrolling students," said Seymour. "We will be making contact with students who attended our campus last year and have not enrolled for the fall semester to see if we can assist them in anyway."

The Cassville Campus will offer brand new computers in its business computer lab this fall. The college received technology grant funding for 29 new computers.

"This grant allows us to rotate our computers every three years, so we will update technology in all of our buildings," said Seymour. "We will be changing out the computers in our English and orientation labs, which means none of our computers will be more than six years old."

Several faculty computers will also be replaced with computers from the English and orientation labs updating the computers used by teachers and staff members.

"We will be offering a phlebotomy class this fall," said Seymour. "In the past, we offered a phlebotomy and EKG class together, but several students indicated they were only interested in one or the other. We will offer an EKG only class in the spring."

Both of the classes will count toward CNA (certified nurses assistant) certification and CNA specialist certification and serve as electives for the health management and health information technology degrees, said Seymour.

"Our accounting rotation will also start in the fall this year," said Seymour. "The next rotation won't begin until spring of 2014."

To receive a degree in accounting, students must complete three required accounting classes in a consecutive order.

"The Missouri State University (MSU) classes will also begin this fall," said Seymour. "We are getting those class times set up."

The Cassville Campus is partnering with MSU to offer a bachelor's degree in elementary education. The program also offers a middle school certification in communication arts and certifications in math, science and social studies.

The Cassville Campus will once again offer its EMT and nursing programs this fall. The pharmacy technician and photography programs will be offered in the spring.

Students can also complete two-year degrees in addictions counseling, business administration, general studies, teaching or psychology at the Cassville Campus.

The local college employs 56 full and adjunct faculty members and offers around 120 class sections.

For more information on fall semester classes, call the Crowder College Cassville Campus at 847-1706.

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