College After Katrina

College After Katrina South Jersey students who planned to attend college this fall in the area devastated by Hurricane Katrina are keeping their studies on schedule by spending the semester at Camden County College.

Local students from Xavier University of Louisiana and Tulane University, both in New Orleans, already are enrolling at Camden County College for the semester. They will be joining the more than 15,000 students who are expected to enroll at CCC this fall.

Linda Motón, a Sicklerville resident who is a 2005 graduate of Our Lady of Mercy Academy in Newfield, had spent the summer studying at Xavier University and was about a week into her fall semester there when the pending hurricane forced her to return home. When it became apparent that her classes were not likely to resume, she registered for 13 credits at Camden County College.

“My first thought was coming to the community college,” she said. “I was taking 14 credits at Xavier this semester, and I want to stay as close to that as I can. I don’t want to get too far behind.”

Credits earned at CCC are highly transferable, counting toward degrees at most colleges and universities throughout the United States. Anyone whose Fall 2005 study plans have been interrupted due to the damage inflicted by Hurricane Katrina can remain on track with their higher education plans by signing up for one of the thousands of courses being offered at CCC from now through December.

This week was the first week of Fall 2005 classes at CCC. Late-registration opportunities remain available for those courses that already have gotten under way. These courses run for 15 weeks.

Dozens of additional courses – including on-campus weekday classes, on-campus weekend classes, classes conducted in off-campus locations and classes conducted online – have varying start dates in September, October and November. These run for 14, 13 or seven weeks.

Camden County College has campus locations in Blackwood, Camden and Cherry Hill. Off-campus course sites include Camden Catholic High School in Cherry Hill, Collingswood High School, Gloucester City Junior/Senior High School, Pennsauken High School, Eastern Regional High School in Voorhees and Winslow Township Middle School in Atco.

For additional information or to register, call Camden County College’s toll-free information line at (888) 228-2466 or visit the college online at www.camdencc.edu.

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Author: Press Release-CCC

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