FVCC Offers Winter Session Classes

By Beacon Staff

In my mind, Christmas vacation is a time to sit on one’s duff, eat copious amounts of holiday cookies and enjoy family. Still, the overly-long winter session at the University of Montana always drove me into temporary employment, usually a return to my high school job of schlepping tables at a Billings’ Perkins for a month.

If you’re restless like me, this break could be a chance to get ahead on your studies: Flathead Valley Community College will offer a variety of short-term interim session classes, giving area residents and college students home for the holiday break an opportunity to earn three college credits in 10 days instead of a traditional semester.

Classes that will be offered include: Introduction to Criminal Justice, Economic Principles: Microeconomics, Introduction to Poetry, Interpersonal Relations/Communications, Liberal Arts Mathematics, Introduction to Philosophy and Public Speaking. The classes will take place Jan. 5-16.

The college is also offering a one-credit Employment Strategies class Jan. 12-15. The course will focus on how to compete in a tough job market and how to find a job in less time by marketing oneself effectively. Not a bad topic given the economy and recent layoffs.

Registration is currently taking place now through Dec. 24. Registration for intersession classes will resume Jan. 5 at 8 a.m. when the college returns from holiday break. Degree-seeking students are required to meet with an adviser prior to registration. For more information and to register, call 756-3852. To view the course schedule, visit www.fvcc.edu.