ASU Mid-South offering nearly 350 classes

Signups set for Monday Jan. 11

By Don Threm ASU Mid-South

Arkansas State University Mid-South has scheduled nearly 350 classes, labs, workshops, and seminars for the spring 2016 semester, and students who have not already enrolled still have time. Regular Registration will be held Monday, Jan. 11, 10 a.m. to noon and 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Donald W. Reynolds Center on the college’s South Campus. First-time as well as returning students will find high-quality academic programs and state-of-the-art technologies designed to enhance the higher learning process. They will also find friendly and knowledgeable employees eager to help them succeed. A comprehensive college, ASU Mid-South offers credit classes in Addiction Studies; Allied Health Sciences (Medical Assisting, Nursing Assistant, Phlebotomy, Respiratory Care, and Emergency Medical Technician – basic and advanced); Art; Aviation Maintenance Technology; Biology; Business; Chemistry; Computer Applications; College Survival; Computer Basics; Criminal Justice; Developmental English, Math, and Reading; Cultural Anthropology; Diesel Technology; Digital Media (audio and video production); Economics; Education; English; Geography; History; Health and Physical Education; Hospitality Management; Information Systems Technology; Machine Technology; Manufacturing/Mechatronics; Math; Music; Philosophy; Political Science; Physical Science; Psychology; Sociology; Spanish; and Welding. Students at ASU Mid-South can select from several certificate and degree options. The Associate of Arts (transfer) degree allows students to complete the first two years of college in a smaller, more student-centered environment than most four-year institutions provide. AA recipients can use those courses to enroll in a four-year program through the college’s University Center, or they can transfer them to another location where they can work toward a bachelor’s degree. Students interested in four-year degrees in business and hospitality management can work toward Associate of Science degrees in those areas. Associate of Applied Science programs are designed for students who plan to enter the workforce immediately after earning their degree. In addition, the college offers technical and proficiency certificates that help students develop work-force and industry-relevant skills in a shorter time frame. ASU Mid-South also provides training designed to lead to professional licensures and/or certifications. The cost of attending college does not have to break the bank. ASU Mid-South’s tuition for Crittenden County residents is only $90 a credit hour, one of the lowest rates in the tri-state area. The out-of-county cost is just $110 per hour and applies to all other Arkansas counties as well as DeSoto County, Miss.; Fayette County, Tenn.; Marshall County, Miss.; Shelby County, Tenn., Tate County, Miss., Tipton County, Tenn., and Tunica County, Miss. ASU Mid-South offers financial assistance and scholarships to qualified students, and it’s not too late to apply. Students interested in monetary help to pursue higher education should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. Students can apply online at https://fafsa.ed.gov/ using ASU Mid-South’s federal school code of 015862. Help with the form is available in the Financial Aid Office in the Reynolds Center. For more information about life-changing opportunities at Arkansas State University Mid-South, visit the campus at 2000 West Broadway in West Memphis, call the Admissions Office at (870) 733-6728, email admissions@midsouthcc.edu, or see the college’s website at http://www.asumidsouth.edu

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