Spring semester kicks off at NCC
BY AMELIA HARPER
Thursday, January 11, 2018
The spring semester began Monday at Nash Community College, but students still can register through Friday for spring classes.
With an anticipated enrollment of 3,000 students this spring, the new semester offers some new opportunities for students in the area. The college is now accepting applications for the new Veterinary Medical Technology degree and students interested in pursuing the degree can begin working toward that goal already.
“Students who are interested in the Veterinary Medical Technology program began taking prerequisite courses and general education requirements, including the Vet Assist certification through Continuing Education, in the fall of 2017,” said Kelley Deal, dean of marketing at Nash Community College. “Nearly half of the required courses are already offered.”
The first Veterinary Medical Technology student cohort will begin taking classes in the fall 2018 semester, Deal said. Applications for the Veterinary Medical Technology Program are being accepted through May 20. People interested in the program should visit www.nashcc.edu/VMT for information, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org, Deal said.
Deal said Nash Community College is committed to serving the whole student in the classroom and beyond.
“Across campus students are supported through a common instructional language, a variety of tutoring options, an Advising Center, the Student Wellness Center, professional clothes closet, food pantry and extracurricular activities — all designed to meet students' specific needs. Through wellness activities, our students connect with classmates and many find the sense of belonging and network of support help them work through the demands of college life,” Deal said.
Part of the wellness approach is the new intramural sports program at the college.
“We are excited to grow our intramural sports program, with basketball going on now and tennis beginning in February,” Deal said. ”In addition to intramural sports, NCC students have access to cardio and weight-lifting facilities and the LiveWell and Learn trail, as well as healthy food options in the on-campus cafe.”
During the spring, the college’s infrastructure will continue to grow. Construction continues to move forward on the new buildings for Advanced Manufacturing and Cosmetology. These facilities are scheduled to open this summer, Deal said.