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Clinton Community College to Begin Offering Courses Taught at 4 High Schools


Beginning Jan. 28, SUNY Clinton Community College (CCC) located in Plattsburgh, New York, will begin offering classes at four high schools in the North Country region of the state to increase education accessibility.

CCC president Ray M. DiPasquale made the partnership announcement in the beginning of December, stating that college education accessibility is “an important part of Clinton’s Mission and Vision”.

The four high schools where the courses will be taught at include Peru High School, Northeastern Clinton Central School District, AuSable Valley Central School District and Saranac Central School District.

“It’s our effort to make what we do well here at Clinton Community College available to folks closer to where they live,” Dr. John Kowal, vice president of academic affairs at CCC told NBC5.

After the partnership begins, community members of the North Country region will be allowed to take courses taught by CCC faculty at any of the four school districts in an effort to decrease the long commutes regularly done by commuter students seeking an education.

Leaders of the participating high schools and school districts have expressed their support for this new partnership and what it means for their surrounding communities.

“It’s an opportunity for us to bring a college level course into our schools for our community,” said Tom Palmer, Peru Central School District Superintendent.

In the spring 2019 semester, adult students can take the following courses: Business 101: Business Organization and Management at AuSable Valley CS; Psychology 101: Intro to Psychology at Northeastern Clinton CS: Art 100: Art Appreciation at Peru CS; or Computer Science 102: Intro to Microcomputer Applications at Saranac CS.

The courses were chosen for the program as a result of them being in many degree programs and require few or no prerequisites, according to the announcement.

Each course will meet one day a week, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. The semester will occur from January 28 until May 17.

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