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Roane State Community College’s Weekend College option provides time-crunched students with a schedule-friendly path to a college education.
Offered at Roane State’s Oak Ridge campus, Weekend College gives students the option to schedule four separate general education courses in just three days.
General education classes are ones that all students must take, regardless of major.
They include subjects in math, science and humanities.
Each semester, Roane State will offer one course on Thursday night, one on Friday morning, one on Friday afternoon and one on Saturday morning at the Oak Ridge campus.
A student who took all of the available classes each semester could finish their general education courses in about four semesters.
Students also can supplement these Weekend College courses with online clas-ses.
For students who might not have time to take four classes, the Weekend College option is a convenient way to work and go to school part-time.
For example, a student can work Monday-Thursday and then take two classes on Fridays. Class sessions are about three hours long.
Once students complete enough general education courses to transfer to a university, they also have a schedule-friendly option toward a bachelor’s degree — Tennessee Tech University’s Fast Track 2+2 bachelor’s degree program in interdisciplinary studies program.
Evening classes in the 2+2 program are offered on Roane State campuses in Oak Ridge, Cumberland County and Scott County.
The program includes concentrations in organizational management and in psychology and human behavior.
While it would take some time, through Weekend College and Fast Track 2+2, a student could earn a bachelor’s degree at the Oak Ridge campus while only taking classes on evenings or weekends.
Roane State’s fall classes begin Aug. 27.
Prospective students who have not applied for admission are encouraged to contact the Student Enrollment and Recruitment Office at 882-4554 or toll free at 1-866-GO2-RSCC, Ext. 4554.