Have you wanted to pursue a college degree but didn’t think you had time, perhaps due to your work schedule or other obligations? If so, consider the convenience and flexibility of Collin Weekend College.
Collin Weekend College offers courses on Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays that lead to the completion of an associate degree in as little as two years. Weekend College offers several options:
- Attend full time, and earn an associate of arts or associate of science degree in two years;
- Attend part time, and earn a degree in as little as three years;
- Select from several options depending on your schedule or preferred pace of study, from express courses offered in three-week or five-week sequences, all the way up to longer, 10-week or 16-week sections;
- Enroll at convenient intervals during the fall, spring and summer semesters.
“Collin Weekend College is the ideal option for individuals who cannot attend traditional classes because of professional or family obligations,” said Dr. Brenda Kihl, executive vice president and chief academic officer. “Our goal is to help everyone who wants to pursue a college degree to have that opportunity.”
Collin resident Haley Fleishman works during the week at an area law firm. “I took classes on Saturdays,” said Fleishman, who plans to become a professor. “It helped to have condensed information on one day. I had time to really focus, process, and prepare for future homework.
“Because the classes are more condensed, students are more willing to form study groups and work as a team,” she said. “I learned academic discipline and became a better note-taker in Weekend College. Overall, it was a wonderful experience.”
Naomi Fletcher agreed. She is a manager at an area McDonald’s restaurant who has taken both weekend and traditional classes, and enjoys the fast pace of the express blocks offered by Collin Weekend College.
“I want to own a camp one day, and I need a child development degree,” she said. “Weekend College allows me to take more classes in less time. To give up three weekends to finish a class isn’t very hard for me. You can easily earn a degree on the weekend.”
For more information about Collin Weekend College, visit www.collin.edu/academics/weekendcollege.