Free info sessions on Weekend College set for July 20 & 26

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Students in program earn associate degrees by taking classes Fridays and Saturdays only

BAYTOWN, TX — Adult learners and those juggling work, school and other responsibilities can learn more this month about Lee College’s Weekend College, a specially designed program that allows students to earn an associate degree in less than two years by taking classes only on Friday evenings and Saturdays.

The Weekend College will host open information sessions from 7-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 20, and Tuesday, July 26, in the Rundell Hall Conference Center on campus. Faculty, staff and students will provide more details about the program and enrollment for the fall 2016 semester, share their experiences and answer questions. Free food and refreshments will be provided.

Weekend College students can choose from five different Associate of Art and Associate of Applied Science degree program options: Welding Technology, Computer and Network Maintenance Technology, Business, General Transfer Allied Health and General Transfer Social Science. The program uses a cohort model that keeps the same groups of students together from enrollment to graduation or transfer, and class sizes average just 18-25 students.

Through three-week and eight-week bridge courses, Weekend College students are able to move more quickly from developmental classes into credit classes. Classes are offered at multiple Lee College locations to enhance convenience, and many are delivered in a hybrid format that blends online and classroom instruction. Weekend College courses are never dropped; once accepted into the program, students will always have the courses they need for their degree.

Students in the Weekend College also receive personalized advising, financial assistance and tutoring offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A completion coach provides assistance with the application process, financial aid and registration, and continues to help students through each semester until graduation or transfer.

The Weekend College is funded through a $2.7 million First in the World Grant awarded to Lee College by the U.S. Department of Education.