More than 42,000 students will return to college classrooms at Valencia College on Monday, Aug. 29, when the fall semester begins.
But the number of students enrolled this fall will likely rise, because students who register late may be able to start classes in October.
Whether they start in August or October, this will be the first incoming class to enter as students of Valencia College. The college changed its name on July 1, dropping the name Valencia Community College.
The semester also launches two new bachelor’s degree programs, the first offered at Valencia. Students can now earn their bachelor’s degree in Radiologic and Imaging Sciences or a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology.
Both degree programs will be based at Valencia’s West Campus on Kirkman Road. However, all of the bachelor’s coursework in radiologic and imaging sciences will be online, except for the practicums.
In addition to the two new bachelor’s degrees, Valencia is offering a new Associate in Science degree in Business Management, Marketing and Administration.
And for parents aggravated that their son or daughter didn’t register in time for fall classes, here’s good news. It’s not too late to sign up for Valencia’s “Flex Start” classes – which start on Oct. 5 and Oct. 22.
“Flex Start” classes are typically eight to 10 weeks long. The fall semester, by contrast, lasts 16 weeks. For more information on “Flex Start,” go to http://net5.valenciacc.edu/schedule/default.cfm?request=flex