Check the Tech at GCC

Fall Semester Offers Career Opportunities–Still Time to Register

Batavia, NY- Launching a new career or brushing up on the latest skills set—students of all persuasions and ages can still enroll for the fall 2014 semester at Genesee Community College. With more than 60 different academic programs with many featuring the latest technological innovations, as well as small class sizes, caring faculty and affordable tuition—now is the time to enroll at GCC! The fall semester starts Monday, August 25, 2014.

This fall, GCC launches its new Food Processing Technology Associate of Applied Science degree. The two-year, 63-credit program prepares students for an abundance of ‘tasteful’ opportunities. Western New York is home to a thriving food manufacturing industry with more than 600 companies in the region, and GCC is providing a $500 scholarship to take the first FPT 101 course that starts September 23. To learn more go to: /www.genesee.edu/academics/programs/tech/food/

Other technology-based programs that nearly guarantee a rewarding, life-long career include the Polysomnographic Technology program or sleep tech, which is the study of sleep disorders. Recent graduates from the PSG program now have good paying jobs in Buffalo or Rochester at sleep labs and clinics. GCC’s Sleep Tech program is unique to the region and graduates are performing well above the national average on the registered PSG exam. Additionally, the program is adapting to meet student needs as it begins to offer more online courses.

There are also nine different degrees and certificates offered in Information Technology including Computer Information Systems, AS; Computer Systems and Network Technology, AAS and Computer Support and Operations, AAS. Jobs with great starting salaries are plentiful with these skills, and graduates can usually pick the specific industry and the geographic location where they desire to work.

Theatre Technology AAS, Veterinary Technology AAS and Biotechnology AS round-out GCC’s technology programs. Free academic and financial aid advisement is available to all students, both new or returning, to learn about these and many other college programs.

For adult students who are juggling busy schedules, GCC’s online degrees and courses provide flexible learning options. For a complete list of online degrees and courses, go to www.genesee.edu/home/offices/online/classes/. Each program includes a pie-shaped icon indicating how much of the coursework is offered online. In addition, GCC’s online course schedule provides easy, click-to information featuring the exact course schedule, location, instructor and a brief overview.

“GCC is always innovating and working to stay on the cutting edge of how to deliver educational opportunities to our students,” Dr. Virginia Taylor, vice president for Student and Enrollment Services said. “Our faculty and staff are well-known for their commitment to student success and our tuition is among the most affordable in New York State.”

In fact, in a recent blog post student Christine Henley writes that the number one reason she’s excited for Fall 2014 at GCC is “Student Success Driven Professors, Faculty and Staff. I truly believe that the biggest reason why I succeed here at GCC is because of the amazing professors and staff,” Henley writes. Read her whole post, including the nine other reasons she’s excited for the fall semester at http://gcccampusblog.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/ten-reasons-why-im-excited....

GCC’s free online application is at: http://www.genesee.edu/offices/admissions/apply/. You can register for classes in just one stop on Turbo Thursdays, offering extended hours at each campus location from 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. for the next two Thursdays, August 15 and 21, 2014. Review the Turbo Thursday Enrollment Check List to guide each step of the enrollment process: http://www.genesee.edu/home/offices/admissions/turbo-thursdays/

GCC is close to home with seven campus locations in the GLOW (Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, Wyoming Counties) region:
•Batavia (main campus) – One College Road / (585) 343-0055
•Albion – 456 West Avenue / (585) 589-4936
•Arcade – 25 Edward Street / (585) 492-5265
•Dansville – 31 Clara Barton Street, Suite 119 / (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

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