05/31/11 — Cuts slim down WCC summer course offerings

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Cuts slim down WCC summer course offerings

By Ty Johnson
Published in News on May 31, 2011 1:46 PM

Budget cuts that have impacted higher education institutions across the country have not spared Wayne Community College, but while summer offerings are more abbreviated than in past years, there are still many courses for college students to continue their education and for others to simply learn more about something that interests them.

"The budget is so bad that our course offerings are way down," public information officer Tara Humphries said, adding that despite a smaller catalog, there are still many options for those interested in taking courses this summer.

The summer course catalog includes classes ranging from world religions and weight lifting to small gas engine repair and courses Continuing Education Director Larry Johnson called community service and enrichment classes.

"They're in our catalog and on our website and open to anyone," he said.

Wayne Community will also host a reading program led by North Carolina State University's Office of Professional Development. The program has been offered in various locales across the state as a community service by the office along with the Institute of Reading Development since 2002.

More information about the program, which allows for participants age 4 through adult, can be found by calling 1-800-964-8888 or at ncsu.readingprograms.org.

Besides Goldsboro, the program will be offered at locations in Burlington, Chapel Hill, Durham, Greenville, High Point, Jacksonville, Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Smithfield, Wilmington and Winston-Salem.