Community Invited to Pick Up a Course Today!

12-Week Session Offers Lots of Options

Batavia, New York — With the Academy Awards coming up, why not learn what it takes to be a screen writer? Or understand how the weather is predicted? Or acquire the latest tricks of the digital photography trade? You can learn all of these things and more with late-start, 12-week courses at GCC. Register now for the session which begins February 16, 2016. Students over the age of 60 can audit a course for free with space availability.

Among the dozens of GCC classes available online or onsite during the 12-week session include: (Online courses are indicated.)

Writing for Stage and Screen (CIN214): Learn the basic techniques of writing for the stage and screen with emphasis on structure, storytelling through dialogue and dramatic action. (Batavia Campus)

Introduction to Meteorology (MET101): Stop blaming the weatherman and learn for yourself how to read weather maps and charts; how to observe, study and predict storm systems; and how fronts develop, as well as thunderstorms and tornadoes. (Online)

Introduction to Digital Photography (PHO 118): Learn the fundamentals of digital imaging using cameras, scanners and new media while understanding the subject, form and interpretation of all images. (Online)

History Courses: From World Civilizations to U.S. History – there are five sections of history classes offered in the 12-week session, online and at Batavia and Warsaw campus locations.

To apply for classes at any of Genesee Community College’s seven campus locations, new students should go to or call the Admissions office at 585-345-6800.

GCC is also ready to help new or continuing students with financial aid. Two GCC campus centers are offering FREE financial aid assistance on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at Warsaw Campus Center, and Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Dansville Campus Center, from 4 - 8 p.m. at each location. Anyone interested in setting up a personal appointment with GCC’s Financial Aid Office in Batavia can also call 585-345-6900. Everyone is also invited to check out GCC at an upcoming Open House or Friday Visit Day at the Batavia Campus:

Batavia Campus Open Houses*
Wed., March 9, 2016 5 - 7 p.m. February 26, 2016 9 a.m. – noon
Sat., April 23, 2016 9 a.m.- noon March 4, 2016 9 a.m. – noon

Friday Visit Days
March 11, 2016 9 a.m. – noon
April 8, 2016 9 a.m. – noon
April 29, 2016 9 a.m. – noon

At GCC’s Batavia Open Houses, representatives from Admissions, Financial Aid and College Village are all available to answer questions covering everything from scholarships to athletics, testing to Student Support Services, student life to studying abroad.

Friday Visit Days are less formal but more up-tempo alternatives to Open Houses offering an introduction to admissions, details about applying to GCC and getting financial aid. You can also sit in on a First Year Experience (FYE) college class at any Friday Visit Day.

GCC campus centers are often open evenings to assist students, and welcome visitors for tours. Please check with your local campus center for hours. To contact any of GCC’s seven campus locations and or the Online Office:

  • Albion: 456 West Avenue / 585-589-4936
  • Arcade: 25 Edward Street / 585-492-5265
  • Batavia: One College Road / 585-345-6800
  • Dansville: 31 Clara Barton Street / 585-335-7820
  • Lima: 7285 Gale Road (at Route 15A) / 585-582-1226
  • Medina: 11470 Maple Ridge Road / 585-798-1688
  • Warsaw: 115 Linwood Avenue / 585-786-3010
  • Online:; Call 585-343-6969; Email

For more information, contact Marketing Communications Associate Director Donna Rae Sutherland at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616, or via email:

*A full Batavia campus tour is available.