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Options for the Spring 2013 Semester Give Students More Scheduling Flexibility

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Holly Walker
Public Relations Manager
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hwalker@jtcc.edu

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Heather Busch
Creative Services Manager
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hbusch@jtcc.edu

Released on October 25, 2012

CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – Students with busy schedules who are trying to balance family, work and their educations now have more options when it comes to planning their college courses. Starting in the Spring 2013 semester, John Tyler Community College is adding 12-Week Sessions to its class schedule. This is the latest in a series of new scheduling options designed to give students, who often must juggle multiple commitments, more planning flexibility.

In addition to the new 12-Week Session, the College’s spring semester will continue to include two different 8-Week Sessions as well as a Regular Session (16 weeks in length).  John Tyler also offers courses during the day, starting as early as 7:00 a.m.; in the evenings; on the weekends; in the classroom; in an online format; and in a hybrid format that is taught partially online and partially in the classroom. Students also have a Full-Time Friday option that allows them to earn up to 15 hours of general education credits by coming to campus only on Fridays. And, as always, the course schedule is packed with classes covering an abundance of subjects. Those interested in exploring John Tyler Community College’s Spring 2013 class options may visit http://www.jtcc.edu/schedule. On this page, classes may be sorted by subject, location, session length, and days of the week.

Those interested in taking classes at John Tyler in the spring may begin signing up for classes on November 5, 2012. Students already enrolled at the College may register online at http://www.jtcc.edu, using the Student Information System found in myTyler. They also may register in person at the Admissions and Records Office on 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.

Extended Hours (both campuses)
January 2 – 3, 2013:  8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

In-person registration will not be available from December 21, 2012 – January 1, 2013. During that time, Holiday Online Registration will be held. Students will be able to register online only at http://www.jtcc.edu/mytyler.

Tuition and fees are $124.50 per credit hour for Virginia residents and $316.60 per credit hour for out-of-state residents.  All students must pay a comprehensive fee of $25. During the General Registration period, tuition and fees must be paid by 5:00 p.m. of the week in which a student registers. (Tuition Notes: Students who register November 17 – 20, 2012 must pay their tuition and fees by 5:00 p.m. on November 20. Students who register December 17 – 20, 2012 must pay their tuition and fees by 5:00 p.m. on December 20. Students who register during the College’s Holiday Online Registration period must pay their tuition and fees by 5:00 p.m. on January 2, 2013.)

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 http://www.jtcc.edu, or it may be picked up at the Chester or Midlothian campuses. There is no application fee.

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 14,895 students during the 2011-12 academic year, offers 18 associate degrees, eight certificates, and 35 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 Hamel Hall on its Midlothian Campus, 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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