Spring Semester Features Wide Variety of Study and Course Options

Advisors Ready to Assist through the Holidays


Batavia, New York — Study during the day or in the evening. Study in a classroom, online, at the Batavia Campus or at one of six campus centers. Take just one class as a part-time student or enroll as a full-time student to learn about everything from Children’s Literature to Homeland Security, International Business to Creative Problem Solving, Engineering to Popular Cinema. There is literally no end to the educational options at Genesee Community College. And with ample financial aid and affordable tuition ($150 per credit hour for NYS residents), there is no reason not to take a class at GCC this spring semester.


Although GCC’s first day of classes for the spring semester is Monday, January 13, there are start date options for many courses as well. GCC has the following course schedules for students’ convenience and consideration:
•15-week, full semester courses run January 13 - May 10
•The first 8-week, fast-paced session runs January 13 – March 8
•The second 8-week, fast-paced session runs March 17 - May 10
•The 12-week, fast-paced session runs February 10 - May 10

In addition to hundreds of course options and a variety of course schedules, in class or online learning, another GCC benefit is the diversity of the student population. Approximately 40 percent of GCC’s students are over the age to 25 adding a dynamic blend of different age groups, ethnicity and academic goals to the learning experience. As some students are navigating their first experiences as adult learners, others may be back for a second degree while juggling the responsibilities of family care, paying a mortgage or full-time employment.

Whether young or older, GCC’s new degree programs such as Supply Chain Management (SCM) or Polysomnographic Technology (Sleep Tech) provides all students with a good reason to enroll and acquire new skills that lead to job growth and security. In SCM, students learn logistics management and planning in order to control the cost effective flow, storage, shipping and delivery of materials—all leading to the better bottom line. On the other hand, sleep technicians are becoming an integral part of delivering quality healthcare and managing sleep disorders. These are just two of the newest programs that make up GCC’s robust offering of more than 60 different academic programs.

“It may be a cliché, but there really is something for everyone here,” Dr. Virginia (Ginny) Taylor, vice president for Student and Enrollment Services said. “With student success being central to GCC’s mission, every area of the College is student-centered and focused on making their success our success. From the variety of classes to the different course schedules and learning styles—we are an open enrollment institution seeking students of all types and removing every possible barrier to help them achieve their goals.”

Signing up during the holiday season might be a challenge for some people so Genesee is open with extra hours in the coming weeks. GCC will be closed just three days, specifically December 24, 25 and January 1, 2014. Academic and financial aid advisors will be available the remaining Monday through Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Fridays 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; and Saturday, January 11, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. In addition, the offices will be opening at 8 a.m. January 6 - 9, 2014. These hours extend to all seven campus locations:
•Albion, 456 West Avenue / 585-589-4936
•Arcade, 25 Edward Street / 585-492-5265
•Batavia, One College Road / 585-345-6800
•Dansville, 31Clara Barton Street / 585-335-7820
•Lima, 7285 Gale Road / 585-582-1226
•Medina, 11470 Maple Ridge Road / 585-798-1688
•Warsaw, 115 Linwood Avenue / 585-786-3010

The College’s interactive website also makes online application and registration readily available, and the new ‘Create Your Own Info Packet’ utility helps students explore the academic areas that interest them most. Go to www.genesee.edu/offices/admissions/. For online courses and advisement, please go to: www.genesee.edu/online.

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

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