Spring 2010 has a lot in store for TJC’s Distance Education program. With many new courses and courses that were not offered in the fall, distance learning is going to be an effective way to obtain an education.

“Some of the new courses we’re offering this spring are, Child Development 1321, Human Resources Management 2301 and drafting courses,” said VCT Coordinator Gay Howard.

Also, many degree plans only offer courses in the spring, including computer science, office technology, child development and criminal justice.

To register for spring 2010 courses, log onto Apache Access under distance education or talk to an adviser if needed.

“Students who are freshmen or on academic suspension or probation, are required to see an adviser,” said Academic Adviser Alexis Davis.

After completing the process of enrolling, students are also required to take an assessment test.

“For first year students looking to take an on-line course in the spring, they have to complete an assigned assessment test called READI, to ensure us if you’re prepared to take an online course,” said Distance Education Director Ken Craver.

Normally there are fewer students in the spring then there are in the fall, but because of the record high enrollment of 11,000 students this fall, it is estimated that that number of students will increase this spring as well, according to school officials.

Registration for spring classes runs through Jan. 3. Late registration starts on Jan. 11 and 12, and online classes starts Jan. 13.

For more information on the spring 2010 distance education courses, contact Director Ken Craver at (903) 510-2591 or, pick up a Spring 2010 Registration Guide in the library.

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