College is now offering eight week accelerated classes online as an alternative
to traditional 16 week offerings on selected classes.
option is part of an ongoing effort by the College to reach underserved
populations of students. In this case,
these accelerated classes would allow busy working adults, scholarship holders,
and others to finish some classes and sequences in half the time.
who work full time will be able to enroll in these online classes and do their
coursework at times convenient to their schedules. Scholarship students can find ways of
creatively fulfilling their credit hour requirements, since these classes award
the same number of credit hours as their 16-week counterparts. Students utilizing these classes can, in some
cases, finish the coursework for a degree or transfer in a shorter time
span. Students on financial aid will
need to register early for accelerated classes due to start in the second eight
week session to ensure their eligibility.
these classes won’t be less rigorous just because they are shorter. Quite the opposite, according to Kellie
Henegar, KC’s Dean of Arts and Sciences.
“These classes are best suited to the dedicated, disciplined student,”
Henegar said. “The requirements and the
workload are the same; it is just presented in an accelerated way. It will take planning and commitment on the
students’ part to be successful in these classes.” Most of these classes are taught by full time
College faculty members. KC Technical and Distance Learning support is
available to students enrolled in these or any online classes.
the classes offered in the accelerated online format are general education
requirements and sequences that will allow successful students to finish these
early before moving on to core programs such as Associate Degree Nursing.
more information on which classes are offered in the accelerated online format,
please access the Kaskaskia College
Class Finder online at www.kaskaskia.edu and search for 8 week online
classes. For questions, contact the KC
Admissions Office at 618-545-3040 or Dean Kellie Henegar at 618-545-3025 or at