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JTCC Offers New Option for Students Who Want to Streamline Their Class Schedule

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Released on July 07, 2011

CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – John Tyler Community College students juggling busy work, family and college schedules now have a new option when it comes to planning their classes. It’s called Full-Time Fridays, and it allows students to earn up to 15 hours of general education credits by coming to campus only on Fridays. These classes cover a variety of subjects from biology and history to English and math. Most Full-Time Friday classes are hybrid courses; they blend online and on-campus instruction. So, for most of them, you’ll come to campus for an hour and fifteen minutes once a week and then do the rest of your classwork online. You can sign up for one to five Full-Time Friday classes; it’s up to you and your schedule. For a list of all the Full-Time Friday classes being offered during the Fall 2011 semester, go to www.jtcc.edu/schedule. You can also learn more by watching our video about Full-Time Fridays at www.youtube.com/johntylercommcollege.

Students may sign up for Full-Time Friday classes and all John Tyler courses during the College’s general registration period, which runs July 11 through August 19, 2011. A complete list of all classes may be found at www.jtcc.edu/schedule. Students already enrolled at the College may register online using the Student Information System found at www.jtcc.edu/myTyler. They also may register in person at either the Chester Campus, located at 13101 Jefferson Davis Highway, or the Midlothian Campus, located at 800 Charter Colony Parkway.

Hours for in-person registration are as follows:
Chester Campus
Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Midlothian Campus
Monday – Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Individuals interested in attending John Tyler but not enrolled at the College must first submit an application for admission. Those who applied to the College but did not attend classes in the past year must reapply to John Tyler. The application for admission may be found online at www.jtcc.edu, or it may be picked up at the Chester or Midlothian campuses. There is no application fee.

Tuition and fees are $119.00 per credit hour for Virginia residents and $310.60 per credit hour for out-of-state residents. All students must pay a comprehensive fee of $25. All tuition and fees are due by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday of the week in which a student registers. For more information about tuition and fees at John Tyler, visit www.jtcc.edu/tuition.

John Tyler Community College is a two-year, public institution of higher education and is the fifth largest of the 23 community colleges in Virginia. With campuses in Chester and Midlothian and off-campus classrooms throughout the area, John Tyler offers quality and economical opportunities for students who want to earn a degree or certificate, transfer to a four-year college or university, train for the workforce, or switch careers. The College, which served more than 14,522 students during the 2010-11 academic year, offers 17 associate degrees, eight certificates, and 37 career studies certificates. The institution also serves 15,000 non-credit students and more than 1,000 companies and government agencies annually through the Community College Workforce Alliance. The College also is committed to sustainability. In July 2010, it received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification for its Midlothian Campus Science Building, becoming the first in the Virginia Community College System to receive such recognition. John Tyler Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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