Forsyth Tech Expands Summer Course Offerings, Introduces Early And Late Sessions

Target High School and College Students

(Winston-Salem, NC) – Forsyth Tech is expanding its summer 2014 course offerings from 490 to 640, including the introduction of nearly 150 new Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) and college prep classes. Among the courses being added are anatomy & physiology, math, information technology, developmental math, English and reading.

In addition, the college is breaking its traditional summer term into two sessions. The early session, which runs 10 weeks, begins on May 16 and runs through July 28. The late session is seven weeks long and starts on June 23 and runs through August 8.

The expanded, more flexible schedule accommodates the needs of rising high school juniors and seniors, high school graduates, and college students who want to earn high school and college credit while on summer break.

“In developing our new summer course schedule, we’ve added college prep and pre-college courses that would be of interest to high school students and graduates as well as college students who are home for the summer,” says Conley Winebarger, vice president for Instructional Services. “And, we’ve added a special section of courses that start later in the summer so that these students can get an early start on their college work after high schools and colleges let out in May and June.”

The additional course offerings are made possible by an expansion of state funding that will be applied to the college’s ’15-’16 budget year, according to Winebarger. Previously, summer sessions were paid for by funds set aside by the college for the fall and spring semesters. However, legislators have determined that, going forward, providing funding for summer sessions will allow Forsyth Tech and other community colleges to enroll more students in STEM and developmental education courses, which will contribute to the continued development of an educated, skilled workforce and help attract more technology-focused businesses to the state.

To generate awareness for the expanded summer program, the college has launched an integrated “Summer’s Cool @ Forsyth Tech” campaign that features brightly colored, beach-themed graphics and includes a Facebook and Twitter trivia game, online advertising, TV spots and a direct mail postcard sent to all households in Forsyth and Stokes counties.

Rising high school juniors and seniors who are interested in taking summer courses at Forsyth Tech should call 336.734.7236 for specific registration information. Graduating high school seniors should call 336.734.7556.

Walk-In Registration Dates for Summer Classes

Walk-in registration for new college students interested in taking summer courses at Forsyth Tech will be held from 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. on:

  • April 14-15
  • May 15

For more information about Forsyth Tech’s “Summer’s Cool” course offerings, visit forsythtech.edu.

Students can register at the following locations:

  • Main Campus
    2100 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Northwest Forsyth Center
    3111 Big Oaks Drive, King, NC
  • Forsyth Tech Stokes County Center
    1165 Dodgetown Road, Walnut Cove, NC
  • Swisher Center
    1108 Swisher Center Road, Kernersville, NC
  • Transportation Technology Center
    4255 N. Patterson Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Woodruff Center
    4905 Lansing Drive, Winston-Salem, NC

About Forsyth Tech

Forsyth Tech (forsythtech.edu) provides students with flexible educational pathways to a competitive workforce for the community and global economy. The college offers associate degrees, diplomas and certificates in more than 200 programs of study, including programs that promote personal and professional development through non-credit courses and seminars, as well as customized training for business and industry. Forsyth Tech is the fifth largest community college in North Carolina and serves more than 35,000 students with approximately 1,500 full and part-time faculty and staff.  

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Forsyth Tech’s Summer’s Cool (intended to sound like “Summer School”) logo promoting expanded summer course offerings