Itís never too late to get an education at AimsSubmitted on: 02-12-2007
For students who may have missed the chance to enroll in regular-start classes, Aims Community College offers many opportunities to start classes throughout the semester. On the main Greeley campus, late-start course offerings are available in just about every subject, from accounting, business and financial management to graphic technology, education and college-prep courses. Also, in just five weeks students can earn their nurse aide certificate. At the collegeís Downtown Center, in the historic Kress building at 815 8th Ave., students can enroll in for-credit, evening classes in education, ethnic studies, psychology and criminal justice. Non-credit offerings include business, marketing, dance and real estate courses. On the Fort Lupton campus, late-start course offerings are available in accounting, business and English college-prep courses. Scholarships are still available for the five-week nurse aide certificate program. Also, the college is hosting a Career Night on Feb. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the CAT building at 575 McKinley Ave. Potential students can find out more about the Construction and Automotive Technology programs, which are still accepting new students for this semester. On the Loveland campus, late-start course offerings are available in accounting, anthropology, business, digital photography, criminal justice, education, English, psychology, sociology and theater. Students can also earn their nurse aide certificate in a five-week intensive program. Of course the Aims Continuing Education Division offers non-credit or certificate courses throughout the year, in addition to providing customized training for businesses. Tuition for credit courses is just $50 per credit for in-district students. The tuition rate for Larimer County students is just $75 per credit. Additionally, students who maintain full-time status at the University of Northern Colorado are eligible for one free course at Aims. Also, Aims offers the College Enrichment Option on the Loveland and Fort Lupton campuses, which allows adults 50 years and older to take courses for just $27 per credit hour, providing a college-level education without the stress of grades and credits. Late-start classes begin later in the semester, but offer the same credits and coursework in a condensed format. Late-start classes generally conclude in mid-May, the same time as the regular semester.
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