Advantages to program at Prairie State College

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Registration: Credit and non-credit courses are listed in the spring class schedule, available on the Prairie State College main campus, 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights. The schedule also is available at area public libraries and online at prairiestate.edu. | Supplied photo

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Prairie State College (PSC) offers a quality education at an affordable tuition, and there are many special learning opportunities available to students who choose to start their degree at PSC:

The Honors Program is a series of courses designed to reward students who are high achievers. Each is a special section of a regular course. Students who have enrolled in honors classes at PSC have:

— Enhanced their transfer and job opportunities. Each is a special, smaller section of a regular, general education course, and will be designated “honors” on your transcript. At some transfer colleges, honors credit qualifies you for their honors programs and/or special scholarships.

— Enjoyed a rich educational experience in a creative and challenging atmosphere, with individualized attention from instructors. The courses feature such extras as small class size, field trips, and/or guest speakers.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) students have not only some of the most demanding academic careers, but also some of the most rewarding professional careers. Any student pursuing an associate in science degree at PSC is considered a STEM student. STEM@PSC is dedicated to student success by building a supportive learning community, beginning with first-year students and guiding them throughout degree completion and the transfer process.

Each semester PSC offers a variety of Learning Communities, combining two courses from different disciplines, giving students who enroll in them an opportunity to explore the connections between the two fields with the guidance of the two professors for the courses.

— Two professors, two courses, and one group of students are the ingredients of Learning Communities at PSC. One of the advantages of this approach is that certain assignments count in both courses. Additionally, both professors work with the students to help them achieve success in their studies.

— Another benefit of the Learning Communities is the community of learners that develops. As a community, students and their professors become partners in the pursuit of knowledge and skills necessary for success in a complex world.

Whether you’re a high school student, an adult juggling family and work responsibilities, changing careers and needing to retrain, someone in need of English-language training, or a lifelong learner seeking a personal interest class, PSC has something for everyone.

Spring 2014 registration is now open. Hundreds of courses are offered days, evenings, weekends, and online to accommodate busy schedules.

Credit courses begin Jan. 14. Non-credit courses include a variety of single-day and multiple-session offerings that begin throughout the spring. Students are encouraged to register early to get the schedule that best fits their needs.

Both credit and non-credit courses are listed in the spring class schedule, available on the PSC main campus, located at 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights. The schedule also is available at area public libraries and online at prairiestate.edu.

For more information about registering for courses, visit prairiestate.edu or call (708) 709-3500.

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