November 9, 2017

Spring registration underway NOW at the PHEC

PERRYVILLE -- As we are beginning to think of the fast approaching holiday season, local students are already enrolling in Mineral Area College (MAC) spring classes. The Spring 2018 semester begins on January 16 and ends on May 19, 2018.

According to the Perryville Higher Education Center Director Mary Bauwens, more than 170 students are currently enrolled in almost 1,500 credit hours at the Perryville campus.

"Our local students are so fortunate that we have the Perryville Higher Education Center here for them. Many of these students are working toward earning their Associate of Arts degree. They can earn this transfer degree entirely in Perryville."

Pre-requisite and general education classes for all MAC degrees can also be taken at the local campus. This includes allied health programs, such as nursing, respiratory therapy, radiology, physical therapy assistant, and paramedic technology. Students pursuing Associate of Applied Science technical degrees can also earn their general education classes at the Perryville campus. Early childhood education, teacher education, criminal justice, art, and business classes such as accounting and economics are also offered through MAC at the Perryville Higher Education Center.

Perryville Career and Technology Center high school students earning college credit for their three-hour block classes such as Auto Collision Repair Technology, Welding, Construction Technology, Auto Service, and others can take their general education classes at the Perryville Higher Education Center and earn their entire Associate of Applied Science degrees locally.

The majority of the local students receive some type of financial aid, such as the federal Pell Grant or the state A+ grant. Bauwens and adviser, Sally Werner, are available to help with the enrollment and financial aid process.

"Just call our office at 547-4143 and schedule an appointment", states Bauwens. "Sally and I are ready to assist new students in the application process and also advise and enroll current students in their spring classes!"