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Winter classes will arrive at Fullerton College this year

Fullerton College will be offering one-month winter intersession courses to its students for the first time in history.
Pedro Saravia
Fullerton College students will be offered remote courses in a winter intersession lasting from Dec. 18, 2023, to Jan. 19, 2024.

Fullerton College students will now have the ability to complete units during winter break as remote courses will now be offered in a one-month Intersession from Dec. 18, to Jan. 19.

Intersession classes are short, compact classes that take place while regular semesters are not session. Although being fast paced, units can be completed in a shorter amount of time.

The college will only offer remote classes, with the intention to give students more flexibility to work around the holidays. Financial Aid will still be available for students to access during these online courses. This is intended by the NOCCCD to alleviate possible doubts of signing up for classes and having financial ties.

The NOCCCD Vice Chancellor of Education Services and Technology Cherry Li-Bugg said that the district made winter intersession classes official last spring. The decision was linked with the topic of enrollment management. The district’s strategy was to give students opportunities in a timely manner for them to be more open to enroll in college.

Li-Bugg said that the district made this decision in students’ best interest by providing resources to help further their education and wants to push for enrollment in these classes, because of the flexibility they might provide to students’ schedules in future semesters.

Despite the chance of getting ahead in units, a student with an undecided major Leonardo Zambrano is concerned with how demanding the classes can be. “I think it’s pretty good to make up for classes, but on the other hand it could be hectic because it’s a whole course in a month which will be stressful,” said Zambrano.

Math Professor John Nguyen says that this is a great opportunity for them to get ahead of work, despite the amount of work . “It’s tough for students, but I know many are taking these courses to graduate on time which is good,” said Nguyen.

Students will be able to register for winter intersession further on this semester, following the same procedures of enrolling into regular semester classes.

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Pedro Saravia, News Editor
Pedro Saravia is the News Desk Editor for The Hornet Newspaper. He previously wrote for Inside Fullerton magazine, Fullerton, California's only magazine. Pedro enjoys going to the gym, playing and watching soccer, and hanging with his brother. He aspires to be a politics and sports reporter.
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