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Victoria College streamlines evening class schedule, offers more courses

June 21, 2014 at 1:21 a.m.


Beginning this fall, students enrolling in evening classes at Victoria College will find a more focused and friendly schedule of offerings to support their academic goals.

Bobby Cubriel, VC's advising and counseling services director, said the new schedule is a concerted effort by Victoria College to continue to meet students' needs.

The new schedule will improve student concentration by spreading the class hours over two nights. Instead of meeting one night for three hours, classes will meet two nights a week for about an hour and a half.

"Victoria College recognizes that our students have lives and responsibilities outside the classroom, and we understand that sitting in a three-hour evening course once a week takes real concentration," Cubriel said. "It is our goal to find a way to support these students to not only achieve their academic goal a little faster but also be more engaged in the classroom."

These options are for career and technical education classes and general education classes such as math, science, government, English and history. The night classes are offered in addition to online classes, interactive television classes and classes at other VC locations that are all designed to make course offerings more convenient for students and meet their needs.

"We want to make sure we offer enough classes in the evening to give the students a lot of opportunities," Cubriel added.

The majority of the evening courses will be from 6 to 7:15 p.m. and 7:30 to 8:45 p.m., Cubriel said.

Cubriel added if a student wanted, he or she could ultimately graduate with an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree from Victoria College without attending a daytime class.

For more information on the new evening schedule, contact the advising, counseling and recruitment services office at 361-582-2400 or email AdvisorHelp@VictoriaCollege.edu.

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