News Release Details

2/20/2009

EAC to offer late-start classes to benefit laid-off workers

By Jeanné Clark

THATCHER, AZ—Starting this month, Eastern Arizona College will begin offering over 60 new late-start classes to benefit those in the community that need a fresh start or career change. These classes will be especially beneficial for laid-off workers, offering a chance to build new and marketable skills.

The variety of classes offered includes transferable general education classes, such as English 101, Introduction to Sociology, and Human Anatomy and Physiology, in addition to classes needed for vocational training, like Welding Certification and Basic Wildland Firefighting. Though most classes will be taught at EAC’s Thatcher Campus, several, including Introduction to Astronomy, Medical Terminology, and Historical Geology, will be offered online.

A variety of classes will also be offered on EAC’s Greenlee County campus, including English 101 and Microsoft Word and Excel. In addition, several specialty classes will be offered, such as Beginning Cake Decorating and PC Troubleshooting and Repair. For more information about the Greenlee County classes, contact Diana Sumpter at (928) 865-7219 or at (928) 865-5559.

Scholarships may be available for up to six credits on a first-come, first-serve basis for those students who have recently been laid off from full-time employment. Proper documentation is required. For more information, contact the EAC Admissions and Scholarships Office at (928) 428-8274.

In addition, students age 55 and over qualify for EAC’s Senior Citizen Tuition Scholarship which covers the full cost of in-state tuition.

To register for any of these classes, call EAC’s Records and Registration Office at 428-8270, or visit Gila Hank Online at www.eac.edu.

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