TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013

Mt. SAC to Add 130 Classes for the Spring Semester

WALNUT, Calif.–––As students begin to register for the spring semester, Mt. San Antonio College will add an additional 130 classes thanks to funding provided by Proposition 30, which was passed by California voters last November. The additional class sections mean the college can open up 4,000 seats in classes, providing access to 1,000 students.

“The passage of Proposition 30 not only saved us from cuts totaling $8.6 million, but provided $1 million in new money for Mt. SAC to add 130 course sections for the spring semester,” said Mt. SAC President Bill Scroggins. “If Prop. 30 had failed, Mt SAC would have denied access to over 8,000 students. Instead, with this new Prop. 30 money, we will be opening our doors to 1,000 more students.”

In response to student needs, Mt. SAC will add class sections in the areas of highest demand courses for students attempting to complete requirements for transfer, complete degree and certificate requirements, and accelerate progress through writing, math, and reading classes.

Classes will be added in chemistry, biology, math, English, and speech as well as general education courses needed for transfer, including political science, history, earth sciences, and psychology. Career preparation classes in nursing, child development, and hotel and restaurant management will also be added to the spring schedule.

“It is the college's goal to support students in their need to meet their educational goals in a more timely way and to provide courses for students needing to begin their education at Mt. SAC,” said Mt. SAC Vice President of Instruction Virginia Burley.

The added classes will be printed in an addendum to the spring class schedule, which will be available on the Mt. SAC website and the student portal next week.

Students begin registering online for credit classes on Wednesday, Jan. 16, for the spring semester, which begins Feb. 25.

Prop. 30, the state’s temporary sales tax increase to fund education, garnered just over 55% of the vote in the November election.

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