Bored on a Friday night? New Jersey college offers weekend classes
If you find yourself spending Friday and Saturday nights watching reality television shows or ordering pizza for the fourth time in a row, a school in New Jersey has another idea for you: weekend college. Geared toward students who cannot take courses during the week, the program uses both on-campus and online learning models to ensure you receive an associate's degree in as little as 16 months.
Whether you've already dabbled in some postsecondary courses or are thinking about going to college, taking weekend and evening classes is an ideal way to get your foot in the door. Additionally, because programs like this use both traditional and online models, you can eventually choose which method of learning is suited for you.
"Students can still take classes during the week and mix in weekend courses if they choose," Mark McCormick, dean of academic affairs, told Today's Sunbeam. "With today's economy, we realize that many of our students are working while in college - some of them more than one job."
The New Jersey community college isn't the only school to offer weekend and evening classes - you should look into which institutions offer the option in your neighborhood.