Registration for the the spring semester at Kenai Peninsula College kicked off Monday.
“It doesn’t happen every time, but it’s going the time that you’re the one who procrastinates and doesn’t register early and don’t get a seat in the class that you want.”
Suzie Kendrick is the advancement programs manager for KPC in Soldotna.
“We already have had some preregistration take place," she said. "We have a priority registration period; our existing students, the ones who are closest to graduation. And our veterans, who always get first shake.”
A new program that offers classes in a non-traditional format is also being rolled out.
“In our ‘Flex College,’ we’re offering classes the are either compressed over a series of weekends format, or nighttime or early evening after people get off work. Just to make college available to more of our constituents,” she said.
A wide number of classes are on offer through ‘Flex College.’
“KPC, back before there were a ton of online classes, offered quite a few more nighttime classes. So you’re going to be seeing welding classes at night. I just heard from our French teacher that she’s going to be teaching her French classes in the evening," she said. "And we’ll have some business courses that will be offered, as well as the general psychology class that is going to be offered over three compressed weekends.”
The “Flex College” model was tested during the fall semester and is being expanded for the spring. Classes start Jan 14.