For high school students homebound because of the COVID-19 virus outbreak, eight-week online classes starting March 30 at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges could be just the thing to get a head start on a college education.
The classes run through May 23 and at only $46 a unit for California residents, are a bargain. Most classes carry three units of credit, with financial aid available to those who qualify. Online registration is available. With the virus outbreak, all classes at the colleges are now being offered remotely.
Perhaps the pandemic has you curious about how public officials make decisions that impact huge swaths of the country. Grossmont College is offering Introduction to Public Health (Health Education 201) which covers public health policy and the epidemiology of infectious and chronic disease and their impact on society.
Another class covering public health policies is Health and Social Justice (HED 204), a Cuyamaca College course providing an introduction to health inequities in the United States that stem from unequal living conditions. The class starts April 23 and is a Zero Textbook Cost course that doesn’t require the purchase of a textbook because of its use of Open Educational Resources or free textbook alternatives.
Other offerings include classes in Career Decision Making (COUN 110), College and Career Success (COUN 120) and Study Skills and Time Management (COUNS 130) to help college-bound students get ready for the next rung of their education ladder.
Introductory classes in sociology, psychology and nutrition are also included in the mix of short-term classes.
Check out the list of second 8-week classes at Cuyamaca College and in the Grossmont College schedule (p. 20).
For information on applying and enrolling, as well as financial aid, go to https://www.gcccd.edu/now/.