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July 29, 2015

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Sheryl Herchenroeder
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sheryl.herchenroeder@chaffey.edu


For Immediate Release


CHAFFEY COLLEGE INCREASES FALL COURSES BY 115%

(RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA.) - This fall, Chaffey College will offer nearly 2,000 classes in a wide variety of general education and vocational areas. This represents almost 200 additional classes, a 115% increase over last semester.

It’s not too late for students to enroll in the upcoming semester. Applicants are encouraged to visit www.chaffey.edu/application for information on the registration process. Financial aid is still available for eligible students. The fall semester begins August 17th with an additional 8-week session beginning in October.

Governor Brown’s 2015-16 state budget allocated additional funds to higher education, allowing the college to expand its course offerings and services to over 20,000 students this academic year. System wide, the California Community College Chancellor’s Office anticipates the additional funding will make seats available to significantly more students.

“We’re encouraged by Governor Brown’s commitment to higher education and have significantly increased available classes for residents of the Chaffey Community College District,” said Dr. Henry Shannon, Chaffey College Superintendent/President. “Our student services departments are equipped to provide educational counseling, as well as transfer and career guidance for current and potential students. I encourage community members to explore their educational options, especially those that may have delayed higher education because of cost or program availability.”

Growth areas for Chaffey College include expansion of the college’s popular weekend and evening courses, as well as distance education and career technical programs. These in-demand programs cater to the needs of working adults seeking personal and professional growth by providing flexible scheduling outside of the traditional workday.

California Community College Chancellor, Brice Harris stated in January,“… additional funding will make seats available for 45,000 more students. Once again, the governor’s plan endorses the work we are doing to improve completion rates, close achievement gaps and make workforce training even more responsive to the needs of our economy. At the same time, the budget provides a bold plan to lift thousands of Californians out of poverty by reshaping and reinvesting in adult education programs that serve the neediest residents.”

Established in 1883, Chaffey College was one of the first colleges to be established in California and offers associate degrees, as well as vocational and transfer programs in a wide variety of subjects. Courses are offered at campuses in Rancho Cucamonga, Chino, Fontana, and Ontario as well as online through the Distance Education program. For general information about the college, please visit www.chaffey.edu.

The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation composed of 72 districts and 113 colleges serving 2.1million students per year. Community colleges supply workforce training, basic skills education and prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. The Chancellor’s Office provides leadership, advocacy and support under the direction of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges.

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