Courses in Deerfield, Dighton, Healy, Holcomb, Lakin, Leoti, Scott City, Syracuse and Tribune


Southwest Kansans can count on a series of hometown college classes in the upcoming fall semester through the Garden City Community College Outreach Program.

Outreach provides local college credit classes in Deerfield, Dighton, Healy, Holcomb, Lakin, Leoti, Scott City, Syracuseand Tribune, with instruction taking place in public school buildings or other accessible facilities.

Most 2012 fall classes are scheduled to start Aug. 22 on the GCCC campus, with Outreach courses getting under way on other dates during the month.

“Outreach offers a convenient and wonderful opportunity to learn new skills or subjects and earn college credit,” said Erinn Reyes, on-campus coordinator for the program.

Classes vary from community to community, based on local needs determined by hometown coordinators. Some take place during daytime hours with others offered evenings. Instruction ranges from on-site to interactive television formats.

The schedule for the semester ranges from American Government, Principles of Biology, Basic Nutrition, General Chemistry, College Chemistry I, College Algebra, General Psychology, Introduction to Computer Concepts and Applications and Developmental Psychology to Introduction to Literature I, English I and II and the Certified Nurse Aide and Nursing Home Medication Aide courses. Others include American History Since 1865, Introduction to Sociology, Public Speaking and Introduction to Criminal Justice.

Courses are available to community residents, as well as to high school students seeking dual or concurrent credit. The cost is $50 per credit hour for tuition, plus $27 per credit hour in fees, totaling $77 per credit hours overall. In some cases, there are additional fees and expenses, including the cost for textbooks.



Information and enrollment are available from coordinators in each community, includingDeerfield, Lisa Bowser, 620-426-2322, lisa.bowser@usd216.org; Dighton and Healy, Debbie Dowell, 620-397-5319,dowelld@usd482.org; Garden City High School, Tracy Newell, 620-805-5400,tnewell@gckschools.com;Holcomb, Jennifer LaSalle, 620-277-2699, jennifer.lasalle@usd363.com; Lakin, Jennifer Bachman, 620-355-6411,jennifer.bachman@usd215.org;Leoti, Jan Kreutzer, 620-375-2213, janiskreutzer@leoti.org; Scott City, Elizabeth Hess, 620-872-7620,bhess@usd466.com; Syracuse, Jennifer Lehman, 620-384-7446,jlehman@usd494.org; and Tribune, Angela Woelk, 620-376-4279, angiew@tribuneschools.org.

Ongoing enrollment is available in some communities, and specific enrollment days have been scheduled in others. Classes will take place only with sufficient enrollment.

People interested in GCCC Outreach may also contact Reyes at 620-276-0539.

In addition to Outreach courses, enrollment in on-campus classes is available at the GCCC Student and Community Services Center, with hours of 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m.-Noon Fridays. Those hours will extended Aug. 13 and later to 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fridays. “Inside GCCC,” the college newsletter and course schedule tabloid, will include a full Outreach and campus class schedule when it arrives in home mail boxes through GCCC’s service area.