TSC to offer online courses

Texas Southmost College is meeting the needs of students who can’t make it to class by offering online courses in the fall.

Texas Southmost College is meeting the needs of students who can’t make it to class by offering online courses in the fall.

“We’re offering online courses to meet the needs of our nontraditional students. Nontraditional meaning students who work full-time, have other commitments throughout the day, taking care of children or elderly, students who can’t come the traditional 8 (a.m.) to 5 (p.m.),” said Angelica Fuentes TSC’s college preparatory studies dean.

Fuentes said the online courses can give the community college a nationwide student population, and they will cost the same as regular courses. There will be an online fee included for students who take the online courses.

Some of the courses being offered are general education classes such as introduction to cinema, federal government, college algebra, general psychology and the freshman seminar course.

“We’re offering (online courses) because our enrollment is increasing,” Fuentes said. “It’s been steadily increasing over the past four years. We’ll continue to offer more and more (online courses) as we go on.”