Beginning in the fall semester, Jackson State Community College will offer classes in the communities of Dresden, Paris and Bolivar. The administration of JSCC has been very pleased with the enthusiasm and the welcome extended by each community.
“This is something that has been in the works for many months,” states Dr. Larry Bailey, VP of academic affairs. “The local governments and school districts have been great to work with and have made certain that these opportunities are available to their citizens. We are so excited that we are finally able to make educational opportunities more accessible to these areas.”
The classes being offered at all locations will consist of basic general education to start. Additional classes will be added as the demand and need becomes apparent. JSCC currently has satellite locations in Lexington, Humboldt, and Savannah. These locations have full time support staff along with a variety of other resources. “The decision to convert the new locations to a ‘full service’ facility will be dependent upon how well they are utilized,” explains Bailey.
In Dresden, classes will be held at the Adult Education Center. JSCC information technology personnel have been working to get computers and resources installed to support students. An open house at the Dresden location is being planned for Tuesday, July 28. This event will be announced in the local media. Classes in Paris will be held at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology.
The Hope Street Center in Bolivar will be utilized for classes. An open house was held at this location in May.
Anyone interested in applying to JSCC and registering for classes at any of these locations are encouraged to contact the admissions office at 800-355-JSCC or on the web at www.jscc.edu/admissions. The schedules for each of the locations are accessible on the JSCC website at www.jscc.edu/schedule/fallschedule.php.