STORY AND PHOTO BY MARITSSA AGUILAR, STAFF WRITER
Cypress College will be offering select classes during a month long winter intersession with most classes online Dec.18- Jan. 19. Registration for these winter courses begins Nov. 1st.
These courses will help students get through necessary general education classes quicker and accelerate their degree or certificate completion by taking a five-week course.
To view winter classes you will need to select “Spring 2024” in the Term selection box and then selecting (WI) in the Part Term selection box. Keep in mind that these winter courses are part of spring credits as well, so exceeding 19 plus units throughout winter and spring semester will require permission to take more units in the spring.
According to Admissions and Records, exceeding 19 credits, when enrolling in spring semester, “You will need to talk to a counselor to fill out a unit increase form“.
During winter intersession, there are 21 different programs being offered at Cypress with 58 different classes including: Administration of Justice, Biology, Ethnic Studies, Kinesiology, Political Science, and Psychology.
If sister school Fullerton College better fits the needs of students, they will also be offering winter intersession courses. Fullerton will be offering 28 different programs with 97 classes including: Anthropology, Architecture, Business Management, Communication Studies, Economics, Mathematics, Marketing, Music, Physical Education, and Real Estate to name a few. At Fullerton College, courses will also be offered online and in person.
Each of these classes range from 0.5-4 units offering classes online, hybrid, and in person. The last day to add a class, drop with a refund, and drop without a “W” for this semester is Dec. 19. The last day to drop a class with a “W” will be Jan.12.
Taking any of these four week classes will give a student the chance to gain credits for their degree or certificate faster than usual, and gives the chance to retake a course previously failed in a shorter time. Most of these classes offered at Cypress and Fullerton are transferable to CSU, and some to UC’s and privates.