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Mendocino College Classes Begin in Lakeport August 18

LAKEPORT -- The Mendocino College Lake Center will offer a wide selection of community college classes this fall beginning on Monday, August 18. The center's Fall 2008 semester will feature day and evening courses in general education, university transfer, computers, business office technology, physical education, and cultural enrichment.

"Each semester the Lake Center schedules college classes in both day and evening formats to meet many educational needs," says college Dean Mark Rawitsch. "Our Lakeport program serves as an introduction to the California Community College System and its network of student support services such as academic counseling, financial aid, low-cost college classes, university transfer guarantees, scholarships and more," Rawitsch says. "A major mission of the state community college system is to help provide quality education at the lowest possible cost to students and their families. California community college fees still remain among the lowest in the nation. Many students can qualify for financial aid, fee waivers, grants, loans, and scholarships, so no one should think that they can't afford to go to college. Folks just need to take that first step and make contact with us to explore all the ways we can help," Rawitsch explains.

The fall semester begins on Monday, August 18, and continues through December 18. Admission, registration and counseling services for any class offered by the college, including online classes or others at the main campus in Ukiah, are available at the Lake Center on Parallel Drive adjacent to Highway 29 in Lakeport. Registration by phone is also available.

Classes during the day in Lakeport this fall include U.S. History and Political Science with Rick Jones, English with Linda Farris, Channing Grigsby and Ginny Devries, Geology with David Adam, California History with Urmas Kaldveer, Physical Anthropology with Doug Prather, Voice with Kathryn Allan, Psychology with Kathleen Wagschal, and art classes with Steve Lipke and Lorraine Brady-Arthur in Lakeport and a drawing class with Christina Moore in Upper Lake. Additional classes in a variety of topics such as math, business, physical fitness, golf, piano, environmental science, public speaking, interpersonal communication, child development, computer software, Spanish, French, and more are also available at the Lake Center this fall.

Evening classes include Cultural Anthropology with Doug Prather, Excel 1 and 2 with Ed Robey, English as a Second Language with Linda Geubert in Kelseyville and Michele Molina in Lakeport, Intermediate Algebra with Eric Larsen, Basic Math with Elsie Alire, Math Lab with Lorriane Easter, a business office technology series, several child development classes, computer classes, and others.

A choice of Business Office Technology classes such as beginning keyboarding, business calculators, and word processing on microcomputers are also offered along with Powerpoint presentation instruction. Other fall business classes include Mathematical Applications in Business, and Federal Tax Accounting.

“We have also scheduled a series of later starting general education degree classes that can transfer to the state college and university systems, or used to meet other graduation requirements, beginning after Labor Day for Lake County students who work summer jobs,” adds Rawitsch. “Those classes fill quickly so students should register now,” he adds. Later starting fall classes include choices in Child Development, Health, Political Science, Psychology, Music, Sociology, Keyboarding, Business Calculators, Spanish, and a Saturday Academic Reading and Writing class with Tanya Sparkes beginning September 6th.

For students interested in online classes or other distance education formats, and work experience classes, the college also provides access to many selections this fall. “The Mendocino College Distance Education Program has recently expanded its online class offerings and many students who have not been able to take classes at our community classroom locations before have found that they can now access many more choices through our online program,” Rawitsch adds.

Open telephone registration continues with walk-in registration in Lakeport, Willits or Ukiah beginning August 11. Students should consult the Fall schedule in print or online for a full listing of all Lake Center classes. For free counseling appointments and more information about how to qualify for fee reductions, or for other information about college programs and support services in Lakeport, call the Mendocino College Lake Center at 263-4944.

For information about the programs and services of Mendocino College, or to see an online version of the fall schedule, visit the college webpage at

Created: August 12, 2008 @ 02:33 PM
Last Modified: May 08, 2009 @ 08:26 AM


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