BY: MIKE CURFMAN, THIEF RIVER FALLS CAMPUS DEAN
The number of ways that students can take classes is going to expand this fall at Northland Community and Technical College. In addition, to the day and online classes, we are rolling out several new evening course offerings. These offerings will allow you to take one class a week or up to four classes per week, as classes are scheduled Monday through Thursday evenings, with most classes starting at 6 pm. The initial fall course schedule is based on feedback from our evening course surveys and work done by our faculty and staff to determine what classes would be the best to offer our students in the evening.
The variety of classes fit the student who is looking to pick up one class of interest or who is looking to pick up additional credits towards their certificate, diploma, or degree. Most classes are offered on both the East Grand Forks and Thief River Falls Campuses, but there are a few exceptions, so make sure to check out the schedule. If you want to enjoy the Literature and Film Class that is only in the Thief River Falls Theater, but if Introduction to Public Speaking is your evening course choice, then the East Grand Forks Campus is where you will find yourself taking class.
The evening course option is a great way for students that are working or have other responsibilities, during the day, and still want to have that face-to-face classroom experience. We know in today’s day and age, the online option allows great flexibility for students to take classes that fit their busy schedule. The evening option allows you to earn credits, while getting a classroom experience you don’t get with the online course, and with most evening classes meeting only meeting one night per week, it can be a great fit into your busy schedule. Imagine sitting in the TRF Theater watching a film in your Film and Literature course with the rest of the class, and getting to discuss it the same night, while it is fresh in your memory. This interaction is just one reason to take an evening course.
The traditional day courses and the online courses aren’t going anywhere, but we are excited to give our students another option in the way that they can take classes from us. We hope you give our evening schedule a try, it might just become your favorite way to take a class from Northland Community and Technical College!
The complete evening course details can be found at mync.tc/eveningclass